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Old 06-12-06, 08:35 AM   #1
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Munched Pics

If it was your fault or not I want to see pics of your munched bike.




I just did this trying to simultaneously mount bike while talking on cell phone with ipod speakers in ears when left foot accidentally clipped in and couldn't clip out in time to save my a$$. My left knee bent inward and in to my rim. My palm mashed my phone into the pavement and my ipod was tossed to the ground as well (thanks to the invisible sheild it was spared any scratches). It was totally my crappy eggbeaters fault.
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Old 06-12-06, 08:42 AM   #2
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your knee hitting your rim did that? remind me never to buy into the hype surrounding mavic rims.
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Old 06-12-06, 08:49 AM   #3
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those crappy eggbeaters need to be harder to clip in to....it must be their fault.
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The rear hub on my road bike exploded one day. I heard a lound smashing sound (like a glass bottle being dropped) and all of a sudden my rear wheel stopped spinning.

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Old 06-12-06, 08:56 AM   #5
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your knee hitting your rim did that? remind me never to buy into the hype surrounding mavic rims.

yup, looks to me that there is a seam right in the spot my knee jammed (really hard) into it
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Old 06-12-06, 08:57 AM   #6
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The rear hub on my road bike exploded one day. I heard a lound smashing sound (like a glass bottle being dropped) and all of a sudden my rear wheel stopped spinning.

On the radial laced side of your rear wheel? huh... go figger.
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what does Tune say about radial lacing their hubs?
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cheap stuff breaks... i was cornering when this happened. no pedal strike, just sheared clean off.



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your knee hitting your rim did that? remind me never to buy into the hype surrounding mavic rims.
+1 holy crap. Super strong knee or weak rims.
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Sugino 75 pedals... snapped off at the axle while riding.







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what does Tune say about radial lacing their hubs?
Tune actually says that you can radially lace their hubs, even the rear. Oh well.

For what it's worth, I bought that bike used and it had seen some good years of riding before I got to it.
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your knee hitting your rim did that? remind me never to buy into the hype surrounding mavic rims.
The CXP22 isn't welded, its only pinned. You will never hear anyone speak ill of the Mavic Open Pro.
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This is what happens if your chains is thrown off going down a hill.





(Happened to a friend of mine)

The same friend borrowed my track bike for a ride, and decided, while taking a break, that it would be a good idea to hang my bike on a streetlight and take a picture. Unfortunately for me, it was quite a windy day and while we has kneeling a few metes away to get a good angle for the shot, my bike was blown of the light and crashed hard to the ground, falling about 2 meters. I now have a wrecked rear wheel and huge dent in the toptube, which no longer is straight. Instead it is going from the seatcluster to the head tube in a slight curve to the right.
**** happens





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Wow, that friend loses.
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serious, you're a more forgiving person than i
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The same friend borrowed my track bike for a ride, and decided, while taking a break, that it would be a good idea to hang my bike on a streetlight and take a picture. Unfortunately for me, it was quite a windy day and while we has kneeling a few metes away to get a good angle for the shot, my bike was blown of the light and crashed hard to the ground, falling about 2 meters. I now have a wrecked rear wheel and huge dent in the toptube, which no longer is straight. Instead it is going from the seatcluster to the head tube in a slight curve to the right.
**** happens
the dip**** friend in question is AT LEAST replacing your rear wheel right? right? ohhhhh god.
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