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Old 03-10-09, 10:35 PM
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How much does it cost to true a wheel?

I must have hit a pot hole or something...



Just kidding. I went too wide today in the final turn at el dorado crit practice and was forced to hop the curb to avoid taking out the whole field. Strangely enough I didn't go down.... neither did anyone else. I'd glad no one was hurt... except my wallet. Oh ya I hit the curb so hard with my back wheel I broke my seat in half
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Old 03-10-09, 10:44 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunny_hop_(cycling)

glad you made it out alive. can't say the same for that rim
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Old 03-10-09, 10:47 PM
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oh ya, 35.3 mph almost 90 degree turn.
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Holy smokes! Yes, glad you are ok!
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You're in luck. I just saw this on scambay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/American-Classic...QQcmdZViewItem
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Good god damn, if you need a back wheel for any up coming races let me know and you can use my bontrager spare.
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Hi,

Good job not doing more damage to you or the bike and not taking anyone else out. I didn't see or hear about your incident while I was there.

Hope the replacement parts don't set you back too much.
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That break in the rim is too clean. It looks like you hit it right on a weld.

Glad you came out of it unscathed.
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Wuss ... We've determined it's ok to race with a broken spoke. A little bend in the rim is no big deal

PS ... good job staying vertical
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Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
I must have hit a pot hole or something...

Just kidding. I went too wide today in the final turn at el dorado crit practice and was forced to hop the curb to avoid taking out the whole field. Strangely enough I didn't go down.... neither did anyone else. I'd glad no one was hurt... except my wallet. Oh ya I hit the curb so hard with my back wheel I broke my seat in half
were you sitting on it?
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Meh, just throw it on E-bay saying it's only been in one race and has cosmetic scratches from mounting.

Personally, I'd have a chat with the folks from AC. That's an odd looking failure.
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Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
That break in the rim is too clean. It looks like you hit it right on a weld.

Not likely...the welds are opposite the valve stem hole, which is clearly at 12 o'clock in that photo.

Someone needs to learn how to "bunny hop" their road rig

Glad you're OK.
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That's why you should never ride carbon fiber wheels...wait, that's aluminum. What is happening?!?!?!?!?!!?
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
That's why you should never ride carbon fiber wheels...wait, that's aluminum. What is happening?!?!?!?!?!!?
That rim is infamous for being one of the weakest aluminum rims out there. Of course, I don't know many road bike rims that would still be rideable after hitting a curb like that. If you're gonna bunny hop the curb, you just gotta hope to clear it completely.
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I got the front wheel over fine (I know how to bunnyhop). I think at the speed I just didn't have enough space to get the rear over. Oh well that's racing. Maybe this is the excuse I was looking for to buy a powertap.
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Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
Maybe this is the excuse I was looking for to buy a powertap.
Yup.
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Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
I must have hit a pot hole or something...



Just kidding. I went too wide today in the final turn at el dorado crit practice and was forced to hop the curb to avoid taking out the whole field. Strangely enough I didn't go down.... neither did anyone else. I'd glad no one was hurt... except my wallet. Oh ya I hit the curb so hard with my back wheel I broke my seat in half
They fixed that?!
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Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
I got the front wheel over fine (I know how to bunnyhop). I think at the speed I just didn't have enough space to get the rear over. Oh well that's racing. Maybe this is the excuse I was looking for to buy a powertap.
What are you going to do with your rear hub?
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+1 for not taking out the field and another +1 for somehow remaining upright allowing yourself to race again next week.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight View Post
What are you going to do with your rear hub?
This reminds me...i trashed my first pair of bontragers that came with my Trek. I think i threw those out. The Hubs were probably perfectly fine.

Damn n00b.
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I think I am going to see how much it will cost to get a new hoop and re-lace the hub... then I will use the wheels again for racing. Depends on how much it costs.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
This reminds me...i trashed my first pair of bontragers that came with my Trek. I think i threw those out. The Hubs were probably perfectly fine.

Damn n00b.
Yeah, I see those on ebay all the time. They don't sell for a lot, but they do sell.


Originally Posted by captnfantastic View Post
I think I am going to see how much it will cost to get a new hoop and re-lace the hub... then I will use the wheels again for racing. Depends on how much it costs.
If the AC rim costs too much, I suggest just relacing it to something like the Kinlin XR-300. Stronger, not much heavier, and almost as aero.
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Good thing the rim tape held it together or it could have been much worse.
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