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Old 05-15-08, 09:21 PM   #1
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How Far Can You Throw a (road) Bike?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Xy0s_w1Q0

Yesterday's GIRO final kilo...watch David Millar, dude in white uniform...


classic!
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Old 05-15-08, 09:44 PM   #2
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Xy0s_w1Q0

Yesterday's GIRO final kilo...watch David Millar, dude in white uniform...


classic!
What happened? did the car behind him eff him up?
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Old 05-15-08, 09:58 PM   #3
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It looked like maybe a crank or shaft broke? Maybe a chain? Looks like he was standing on the pedals and then dropped, and then he just coasts after that. Right before he flings it, I see maybe a chain dragging? He seemed to be mad at the bike, not the car behind him.

Wonder if that'll make it in the bike ad?
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Old 05-15-08, 10:12 PM   #4
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chain broke...
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Old 05-15-08, 10:16 PM   #5
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from the top of a 5 story parking complex i can get about 30 yards.
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If you really wind up, then release at about a 45-degree angle, you should be able to get at least 40 feet. The carbon bikes are better for distance.
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