Framebuilder Steve Rex injured in crash

Sustained broken hip and fractured elbow

Sacramento, California framebuilder Steve Rex was injured during a high-speed bicycle crash last Saturday. The competitive cyclist suffered a broken hip and fractured elbow.

Rex was among a group of 40 or so cyclists on the 40-mile "River Ride", which meets Saturdays at 10 a.m. According to a report in The Sacramento Bee, two riders in front of him touched wheels and crashed, sending Rex crashing over the top of them.

"I don't know if I went unconscious from hitting my head or from the pain," Rex said to the reporter, while resting Monday in his room at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center.

Rex's wife, Peggy, said the surgery on her husband's hip included inserting a large plate into his left femur and attaching it to the bone with three screws.

The two cyclists who crashed in front of him Saturday were apparently not seriously injured and were on their feet when he was taken to the hospital, Rex said. 

Rex has been in business since 1987. His forte is fillet brazed steel, and has recently added carbon to his product line.

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