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Old 06-23-09, 02:04 PM   #1
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Ouch #2!









This is my friend Kelly and his new bike. As you can see, he is no lard @$$ but he did hit a small pot-hole that was under some watter at speed! Do you think this should have happened? And YES,,, he is ok after taking a bad flying lesson!



I took this photo the other day and I have to wonder if bambooO is stronger than carbon fiber !



Yes it is made out of bamboo!
WoW,,, that is sort of fun to say,,, bamboo, bamboo, BAMbooooO!!!
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Old 06-23-09, 02:16 PM   #2
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O-yea,
this is ouch #1

Sorry bout the fuzzy pictures. I dropped my camera
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Is this where I'm supposed to say "steel is real"?

I'd certainly be returning that puppy. I guess we'll find out how good BikesDirect is at returns and warranty claims.
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Is this where I'm supposed to say "steel is real"?

I'd certainly be returning that puppy. I guess we'll find out how good BikesDirect is at returns and warranty claims.
Yea he is a friend so I will keep you posted and steel IS real but do you have one for bamboo?
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Bamboo is faboo?

Sorry. That's terrible.
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Yikes.

Not fully snapped in half like that, but I got to see a Specialized Tarmac S-Works with a big ol' hole punched through the top tube at one of the LBSs. One of the shop guys got hit while out riding, and it totalled the frame. On the plus side, the layup on those things is pretty phenominal and the shop now uses it as a demo to show people the frame construction from the inside out.
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Old 06-23-09, 03:38 PM   #8
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Holy moly! As Austin Powers so aptly said, "Ouch, baby, very ouch." A great visual argument for improved roads in our Great Lake State. In addition to preventing Kelly and many others from becoming a human shish kebab, it'd help to reduce Michigan's woeful unemployment rate!
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what about "bamboo is coo' "? However that looks pretty bad for a "small pothole" so I'd be making a warranty claim for sure.
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Bamboo is well known for its flexibility and strength and is used extensively in construction in certain parts of the world.
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WOW !That is crazy. Now I understand why I always had a bad feeling about CF bikes or parts. Thanks for the pics.
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Ouch...I'm glad your friend came out unscathed....I'll bet that bike rides like crap now.
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holy...crap.

How much did the road bike cost? That's some seriously scary stuff.
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A little bit of super glue, duct tape, and baling wire and it'd be a good as new!
Sorry, old dirtbike adage!
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Jeeez, I don't think i'll be getting any carbon fiber components, ever. Not that I would have the money to anyway
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Jeeez, I don't think i'll be getting any carbon fiber components, ever. Not that I would have the money to anyway

Really, because of one picture? I guess you won't be buying a steel or aluminum bike or part either.

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Two pictures.
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holy...crap.

How much did the road bike cost? That's some seriously scary stuff.
I am not sure but now I want to ask him. If I had to say, I would put it at,,, hmmmm lets see, Ultegra with high end FSA carbon cranks and a good wheel set,,, I would say $1400 or so
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It bears repeating: steel is real!
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Darn French bike!
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only 1400? more like 2g i think
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I am not sure but now I want to ask him. If I had to say, I would put it at,,, hmmmm lets see, Ultegra with high end FSA carbon cranks and a good wheel set,,, I would say $1400 or so
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/.../lechamp08.htm

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Really, because of one picture? I guess you won't be buying a steel or aluminum bike or part either.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_V54WWNeyyp...oken_frame.jpg
http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~jss/canaan/broken1.jpg
Judging from the context of the picture, yeah. I don't think i'm careful enough to own a carbon fiber frame for very long.
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Judging from the context of the picture, yeah. I don't think i'm careful enough to own a carbon fiber frame for very long.
+1.

I tend to ride through things and not so much around them as often as I should. That's why my commuter wears a steel frame/fork and 26" wheels.
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Bamboo is faboo?

Sorry. That's terrible.
Love it! How long til TdF?!
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