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    Carbon Bike Explosion

    A HealthNet rider ate it pretty hard on stage 3 of the Tour de Georgia. here's the results of his crash:



    See what you can identify. And see what's missing.
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    WoW! Top tube mia? Downtube partially mia? No saddle. No seatpost.
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    Would make a nice C'Dale advertisement. Hope the rider is in better shape than the bike.

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    Some spectator probably nabbed that top tube ASAP. That's better than a tossed water bottle or a musette bag any day.
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    With a polishing wheel that will buff right out.
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
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    I hope the rider is ok.
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    So I step away from BF for a day and this thread takes a nose dive! .....
    The only good bit is RichPeoria's yummy food pics again! Congratulations Rich; you are a king amongst fools

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    A buddy of mine just did the same thing to his Caad8. A car pulled out in front of him when was doing close to 40mph. He went over the hood and wasn't hurt but his bike is totaled - broken in 4 places. It was a pretty sweet bike too. Looks like Cannondale is going to hook him up with a cheap crash replacement.

    Not sure why that story is relevant. I guess I just like to tell it.

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    Tell them not to toss the components, I'll take them and use them!

    edit: is he ok?
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    How did he crash?
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    he got stuck in a seam and went over the handlebars, and then a slipstream rider ran into him.

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    Both wheels are missing, obviously that was the cause of the accident to begin with.

    Most, if not all, carbon bike manufacturers recommend riding your carbon bike with the wheels attached.

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    so the bike was the result of the crash and not the cause. Thats better I guess.

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    yeah the bike was the result of the crash.

    I'd just never seen such bike carnage before.
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    If your racing bike looks like that after you crashed riding it the least of your worries is your racing bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    Both wheels are missing, obviously that was the cause of the accident to begin with.

    Most, if not all, carbon bike manufacturers recommend riding your carbon bike with the wheels attached.
    I'm pretty sure this is mentioned somewhere in the booklet that comes with a bike , no excuses here.

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    Yep Cannondales hold up well when crashed.
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    American craftsmanship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    European craftsmanship.
    Fixed.


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    The Health Net rider actually got back up and continued racing, he did require some stitches in his leg but abandoned in stage 5.

    Duggan from Slipstream ran into him going about 45mph and was rushed away to the hospital, broken collar bone, broken scapula and some brain hemorrhaging. It was a pretty scary site, he went into convulsions after the wreck and it was all on camera, he was knocked out for about 5-10 minutes.I read somewhere that for awhile they thought that his career was over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike9903 View Post
    Duggan from Slipstream ran into him going about 45mph and was rushed away to the hospital, broken collar bone, broken scapula and some brain hemorrhaging. It was a pretty scary site, he went into convulsions after the wreck and it was all on camera, he was knocked out for about 5-10 minutes.I read somewhere that for awhile they thought that his career was over.
    These guys are tough. Broken collar bone and scapula? Give em a week.

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    Pffft. No problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Fixed.

    Sorry Pcad those are made in South Carolina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gomez308 View Post
    Sorry Pcad those are made in South Carolina.
    I thought north face made their duffle bags overseas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete View Post
    Pffft. No problem.

    Is that for the collarbone or scapula, Doc?

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