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Old 11-11-11, 01:06 AM   #1
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Now this is what you call a "hot" bike

I have a friend who records scanner radio traffic. This is an actual fire dispatch for a bicycle on fire.

I'm trying to figure out what part of a bike could catch fire. Maybe it was a short-circuit on an e-bike.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oB2PA5jLbeg
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Old 11-11-11, 06:52 AM   #2
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Spontaneous vehicular combustion. Happens to carbon bikes.
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Maybe lighting a tube patch?
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Thanks for the video. (audio). Yours Truly is no longer the only "hot" bike.
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Back in my younger days it was not uncommon for me to ride with such RPM as to combust the grease in my bottom bracket.

At least that's the way I remember it.
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Back in my younger days it was not uncommon for me to ride with such RPM as to combust the grease in my bottom bracket.

At least that's the way I remember it.
I think "maybe" you could've gone down a long steep hill and heated up the rear hub-Coaster Brake. Not the BB, but the Coaster Brake Hub.
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