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Busted Carbon

Old 11-29-10, 03:04 PM
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Old 11-29-10, 03:17 PM
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Old 11-29-10, 03:28 PM
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those look like they hurt.
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Old 11-29-10, 03:30 PM
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That is exactly why I do not and will not use carbon handlebars - I can deal with a broken frame as it should not be catastrophic but if those bars let go you're going to eat the stem and wreck hard.
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Old 11-29-10, 03:34 PM
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Carbon, it's not for the timid.
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IKnowURider,

Please just let it go.
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IKnowURider,

Please just let it go.
Oh is this a continuation of that silly little thread from the other day?
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But, but.... think of all the weight you saved before you ate pavement.

The one posted about the frame which broke while braking is rather scary. I can understand breaks from crashes, but a having a frame crack in half from braking stress on the frame is something entirely different. Holy cow.

https://www.bustedcarbon.com/2010/06/...igh-frame.html

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Old 11-29-10, 03:58 PM
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Oh is this a continuation of that silly little thread from the other day?
Yup.
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Everyone is a Fred in their own special way
And you're super special.
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Sensationalism, or a cyclist concerned for the safety and well being of his fellow cyclists? I have questions...
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Originally Posted by sillysill View Post
the exposed carbon broken parts, classic "JRA" pages of photos of some of the pages (just riding along) accidents.Carbon traffic accidents and bicycle parts and stories of others aboard the best and lightest on the market some of the items may be but by and large disposable items.
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Originally Posted by sillysill View Post
the exposed carbon broken parts, classic "JRA" pages of photos of some of the pages (just riding along) accidents.Carbon traffic accidents and bicycle parts and stories of others aboard the best and lightest on the market some of the items may be but by and large disposable items.
Are you a Markov chain?
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Old 11-29-10, 05:36 PM
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My theory about these "carbon-bashing" threads is that they are started by those who can't afford it.
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Old 11-29-10, 05:40 PM
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That is why I don't mountain bike. Road all the way for me and my carbon bike!
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My theory about these "carbon-bashing" threads is that they are started by those who can't afford it.
Very close: I was pushing these carbon bashing threads on the blagotubes and in the streets for about 18 months, scaring the bejesus outta everyone until nobody would buy a carbon bike any more. Then I bought the one I had my eye on for 50 % off retail.
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IKnowURider,

Gonna miss me when I'm gone
Fixed.
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My theory about these "carbon-bashing" threads is that they are started by those who can't afford it.
Correct.

CF is worth eating some asphalt for. Besides, with all the tarmac I've face planted over the years, none of it was due to detonating CF. Twice thanks to exploding aluminum (crank arm, hub spacer).
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I have a Gary Fisher Opie with a busted seat tube.

It's "not" carbon.

Questions:

How many riders here have had incidents of carbon busting on them?

How many riders here have had incidents of non-carbon bikes busting on them?
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I can see why some people try to avoid carbon bars/stems. Those areas are really vulnerable and using alu bits (especially stems) is really not a weight/performance difference. However, if you have the $ I see little reason why one wouldn't want a carbon frame.

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