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Old 04-26-08, 05:52 AM   #1
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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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Old 04-26-08, 05:56 AM   #2
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WoW! Top tube mia? Downtube partially mia? No saddle. No seatpost.
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Old 04-26-08, 06:01 AM   #3
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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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Old 04-26-08, 06:57 AM   #4
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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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Old 04-26-08, 06:59 AM   #5
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With a polishing wheel that will buff right out.
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Old 04-26-08, 07:00 AM   #6
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I hope the rider is ok.
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Old 04-26-08, 02:25 PM   #7
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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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Old 04-26-08, 02:27 PM   #8
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Old 04-26-08, 02:30 PM   #9
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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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Old 04-26-08, 02:39 PM   #10
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How did he crash?
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Old 04-26-08, 02:52 PM   #11
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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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Old 04-26-08, 03:12 PM   #13
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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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Old 04-26-08, 03:14 PM   #14
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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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Old 04-26-08, 03:18 PM   #15
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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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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.
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American craftsmanship.
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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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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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Fixed.

Sorry Pcad those are made in South Carolina.
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Sorry Pcad those are made in South Carolina.
I thought north face made their duffle bags overseas.
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Pffft. No problem.

Is that for the collarbone or scapula, Doc?
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