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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kris247 View Post
    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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    "newbie at heart"

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    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.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_V54WWNeyyp...oken_frame.jpg
    http://www.cs.utexas.edu/~jss/canaan/broken1.jpg

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    Two pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    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!
    i may have overreacted

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    Darn French bike!

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    only 1400? more like 2g i think

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    Quote Originally Posted by mechanicalron View Post
    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

    ($1195)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffS View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by somedood View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kris247 View Post
    Bamboo is faboo?

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

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