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Interesting info about CF bike lawsuits

Old 08-19-19, 10:48 AM
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Interesting info about CF bike lawsuits

I am not trying to drum up the topic of CF bikes destroying themselves. I just found some of the info to be very interesting. Example...Giant gets sued. Giant in Asia says they are immune because they don't sell the bikes in the US. Giant US says they are immune because they don't make the bikes. So, injured cyclist, F-off.




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Old 08-19-19, 11:18 AM
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It's a very common thing for people and companies being sued to try and get out of it somehow.
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This article again? Yay.
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Any frame material can fail is the thing. When you are barreling down a mountain on a bicycle at 50mph in spandex and a lightweight foam bike helmet ....you might look like a dweeb but you got some serious balls imo.
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Any frame material can fail is the thing. When you are barreling down a mountain on a bicycle at 50mph in spandex and a lightweight foam bike helmet ....you might look like a dweeb but you got some serious balls imo.
Either that or . . . you're not very smart.
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Or you got skillz 😎

I had a carbon bike in the early 90s. Back then, they regularly broke. After a few broken frames, you learn the warning signs. Carbon frames usually dont fail without a fair amount of warning. You do have to know what the signs are. I clean my bike weekly, not because it is filthy, but to check for cracks. If my bike develops a creak that wont go away or gets worse, I get it checked out. Weird handling also can be a sign that something isnt right.
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Originally Posted by FlashBazbo View Post
Either that or . . . you're not very smart.
Guilty as charged, but that's never been why she likes me.
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Any frame material can fail is the thing. When you are barreling down a mountain on a bicycle at 50mph in spandex and a lightweight foam bike helmet ....you might look like a dweeb but you got some serious balls imo.
Only if you have disc brakes, right??
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Thanks a lot. I get through the day just fine and then some azes punim has to remind me!
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This article again? Yay.
+1.

Exactly whats interesting about going over this case again?
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