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    Seeldraeyers (Dauphine spoiler)

    That looked nasty... wonder what happened to his chain/RD?
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    more bad PR for specialized.. Quickstep and specialized seem to have gotten off to a rough start haha. especially after that guys fork broke in a race earlier in the year.

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    haven't seen what your talking about but if the chain/RD broke it really wouldn't be specialized fault

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    Quote Originally Posted by YATES
    more bad PR for specialized.. Quickstep and specialized seem to have gotten off to a rough start haha. especially after that guys fork broke in a race earlier in the year.
    NEWSFLASH:

    Specialized does not make the components that QSI uses. They make the frame, fork, stem and maybe the bars. That's about it. That was a Campy chain on a Record equipped bike. Nothing to do with Specialized at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
    NEWSFLASH:

    Specialized does not make the components that QSI uses. They make the frame, fork, stem and maybe the bars. That's about it. That was a Campy chain on a Record equipped bike. Nothing to do with Specialized at all.

    my bad dude, no need to be an ******* about it.
    regardless of whether specialized makes that equipment or not. it's still a specialized frame and people watching on tv/cycling.tv are going to view that as a negative towards specialized instead of going through the trouble to search the internet and find out exactly who makes that chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YATES
    my bad dude, no need to be an ******* about it.
    regardless of whether specialized makes that equipment or not. it's still a specialized frame and people watching on tv/cycling.tv are going to view that as a negative towards specialized instead of going through the trouble to search the internet and find out exactly who makes that chain.
    Err, no.

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    Anyone who knows a damn thing about bike racing knows that Specialized has nothing what-so-ever to do with the chain, or the fact that it broke. Sorry, but you're wrong.

    I've seen myself, friends and teammates in the Pro/1/2 and College A races suffer all sorts of mechanical problems, but I've never thought "damn that Giant frame" when someone breaks a spoke, or "stupid Easton Tempest II's" when someone flats a tubie.
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    Hmm, just saw that... Lucky he is...(in Yoda voice)

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    If anything I'd say the Quickstep mechanics suck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    If anything I'd say the Quickstep mechanics suck.
    possibly correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    If anything I'd say the Quickstep mechanics suck.
    Lefevere says otherwise, but maybe apart from blaming it on the upcoming elections, there's nothing else he can say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harlond
    Lefevere says otherwise, but maybe apart from blaming it on the upcoming elections, there's nothing else he can say.
    Link?
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    Nevermind, found it:
    Quote Originally Posted by CyclingNews
    Team manager Patrick Lefevere said that the team does not have a problem with its material, but calls the recent run of problems "voodoo." A flat tyre for Gert Steegmans, a broken wheel for Kevin Hulsmans and Seeldraeyers' chain problem cost the team two stage wins, he claimed. "More than half the peloton rides with this chain. Seven ProTour teams use the wheels. This has nothing to do with our bike constructor. And the mechanics can't do anything about it. The voodoo against us may stop any time now."
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    You know it's bad when people are blaming things on black magic.

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