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    Carbon Giant snaps in half when a piece a car tyre jams in front wheel


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    Tire belt? That's nothing, check out this Trek carbon fork.

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    These events make me very happy I was riding my old bike with 32 spoke wheels when the crow decided to fly through my front wheel. Had that been my Airborne with it's Select front...yikes. I'm almost positive I've seen the crow I hit hopping around near the beach concession. His left wing is in about the same condition as that Trek fork. This bums me out, but I don't know if it's really the crow I hit, or just another victim of 'life is hard'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Tire belt? That's nothing, check out this Trek carbon fork.
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    is that for real? Caaarmon!

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    Looks like an alluminum fork on 2004 trek 1000 to me (notice the sora shifters)

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    Houston, we have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milice
    Looks like an alluminum fork on 2004 trek 1000 to me (notice the sora shifters)
    +1
    and you can see it in the break, i think its al
    either way....damn.

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    That pic's been around for ages. There are two more in the series.

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    Hope that squirrel's ok. He's going to be sore tomorrow though.
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    Well depending on the year, the newer trek 1000's have a composite fork. The older ones are aluminium.
    Either way.. I know exactly why the trek and giant failed. Notice the promiment "Made in Taiwan" sticker?

    Historically, it's been shown that the "People's Carbon" is no match for the sheer strength and construction of the american "Freedom Squirrel" and american "Freedom Tire Belting". In fact, witness reports state not only did the squirrel survive, but managed to subsequently break the fork clean off in the process of wiggling its way free, knocking over a Communist made Hyundai SUV as it dashed back into the forest.
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    That pic is incredible, It looks as if the spokes are stronger than the fork? that is incredible
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    That's an American spoke for ya! Be careful though, even though there are so few spokes on the wheel, each spoke, despite its size, weighs in at a whopping 1/2 a pound each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Either way.. I know exactly why the trek and giant failed. Notice the promiment "Made in Taiwan" sticker?

    Historically, it's been shown that the "People's Carbon" is no match for the sheer strength and construction of the american "Freedom Squirrel" and american "Freedom Tire Belting". In fact, witness reports state not only did the squirrel survive, but managed it subsequently broke the fork clean off in the process of wiggling its way free, knocking over a Communist made Hyundai SUV as it dashed back into the forest.
    Is that a wholesome American 'freedom squirrel', as opposed to the untrustworthy, oppressive, cowardly, inscruitable 'squirrel cong' from the Communist occupied Peoples Republic of China? You normally can tell them apart as the commo version dresses in boiler suits and carry little red books. Did you know those squirrel cong boiler suits are actually made by seven year olds working as slave labor in communist Chinese sweatshops? Poor kiddies are blind by the time they are eight years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Well depending on the year, the newer trek 1000's have a composite fork. The older ones are aluminium.
    Either way.. I know exactly why the trek and giant failed. Notice the promiment "Made in Taiwan" sticker?

    Historically, it's been shown that the "People's Carbon" is no match for the sheer strength and construction of the american "Freedom Squirrel" and american "Freedom Tire Belting". In fact, witness reports state not only did the squirrel survive, but managed it subsequently broke the fork clean off in the process of wiggling its way free, knocking over a Communist made Hyundai SUV as it dashed back into the forest.
    excellent!

    If it were a "NYC" Freedom Squirrel, it would have broken the fork clean off, hit the cyclist over the head with it, taken his wallet, given an NYC salute, yelled at the driver of the Hyundai for being in the way, and gone back to Central Park to wait for another cyclist.
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    That pic is obviously taken long after the 'squirrel' was hit. Why would it still be there? Wouldn't there be blood everywhere?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakey
    That pic is obviously taken long after the 'squirrel' was hit. Why would it still be there? Wouldn't there be blood everywhere?
    Would it show blood if it was just blunt trauma but no broken skin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Would it show blood if it was just blunt trauma but no broken skin?
    What are the odds of that, with the force that would be required to break the forks? I'm surpised they didn't go through the thing.
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    Someone told me that something like that happened in a race at prospect park while the guy was going up the big hill when all of a sudden he just endo'ed for no good reason.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2manybikes
    excellent!

    If it were a "NYC" Freedom Squirrel, it would have broken the fork clean off, hit the cyclist over the head with it, taken his wallet, given an NYC salute, yelled at the driver of the Hyundai for being in the way, and gone back to Central Park to wait for another cyclist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid
    Someone told me that something like that happened in a race at prospect park while the guy was going up the big hill when all of a sudden he just endo'ed for no good reason.
    i remember it happening in a pack ride in CP with a cat

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    crikey!!

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    I hate it when you're just riding along right, and those damn Drop Bears drop down from a tree, land on your helmet and start eating your head.

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    this is completele fiction.... a carbon frame doesn't explode if something is caught in the wheel, the wheel just skids on the pavement or you flip over the bike and do a face plant. I ran my bike into the front/side of a car at 35km/h last year and there was only a hairline crack in the bottom of the downtube where it met the headtube. The Alu steerer was 3/4 cracked in the headtube though, but the carbon fork was fine, and the wheel was a little banged up.

    As for the other guy in that thread that said he crashed when a peice of Al siding caught in his wheel.. WTF??? i can bend alu siding with one hand, even a cheap weak wheel would slice thru that like butter, 1/8" strip of Alu MIGHT do some damage but again, nothing like this BS.

    I'd have to see this recreated in a lab to beleive a bike would just self destruct like that if a large object was thrown into a wheel.

    Of course this isn't going to keep me from sharpening my bladed spokes
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    Can you say STEEL? That's what happens when you buy a plastice frame. He'll probably just go out an buy a more expensive one and hope for the best. When will they learn?


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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyderek
    this is completele fiction.... a carbon frame doesn't explode if something is caught in the wheel, the wheel just skids on the pavement or you flip over the bike and do a face plant.
    I obviously can't confirm what happned to the bike coz it's on the other side of the worlds, but the guy who started that thread said the break was caused by the big hunk of tyre, or the front wheel, smashing into the downtube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazyderek
    this is completele fiction.... a carbon frame doesn't explode if something is caught in the wheel, the wheel just skids on the pavement or you flip over the bike and do a face plant.
    I obviously can't confirm what happned to the bike coz it's on the other side of the worlds, but the guy who started that thread said the break was caused by the big hunk of tyre, or the front wheel, smashing into the downtube.

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