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Two rules of New Carbon Wheelset ownership discovered:

Old 02-19-12, 01:19 AM
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Two rules of New Carbon Wheelset ownership discovered:

1) When you are an owner of New Carbon Wheels, anything you drop within 5 feet of your wheels will bounce toward the wheels, and make a disturbing "clunk" as it strikes its target.

2) When you are an owner of New Carbon Wheels and have installed them on your bike, any tool you use to tighten or fidget with anything on the bike will slip, and proceed forcefully until making contact with at least one wheel, with a hair-raising "skkttch" noise.

Ah well, so far no harm but a couple of tiny marks only I will notice. I'm hoping these rules only apply to the first week or so...
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Old 02-19-12, 03:00 AM
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I reckon those rules apply to new bikes too!

There has to be some sort of psychological explanation for it...it's uncanny how often a new toy gets scratched on the first few days...
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....more rules!?!?!?
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Old 02-19-12, 08:35 AM
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What about all the noise they make when braking
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Originally Posted by Lexi01 View Post
I reckon those rules apply to new bikes too!

There has to be some sort of psychological explanation for it...it's uncanny how often a new toy gets scratched on the first few days...
No kidding. I dropped my last two iPhones within the 1st week, but never again for the 2 years after that.
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That rule has always existed.
It's more commonly known as Murphy's Law.
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Old 02-19-12, 01:19 PM
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I learned that you really don't need to baby carbon wheels nearly as much as you think.
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Very funny how that happens.

It is kind of like when you are working on your bike and drop something, if you don't stop what you are doing immediately and watch it fall, it will hit the ground and bounce 4 feet under the lawnmower. If you do watch it, it just falls and stays right at your feet.
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Originally Posted by Painful Chafe View Post
Very funny how that happens.

It is kind of like when you are working on your bike and drop something, if you don't stop what you are doing immediately and watch it fall, it will hit the ground and bounce 4 feet under the lawnmower. If you do watch it, it just falls and stays right at your feet.
Opposite rule for me here, If I watch it it bounces off some odd angle and behind a box, into a crack and rolls 5 feet away. When I just drop it and don't pay attention I find it under my toe.
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You really "hit the nail on the head" with this Thread.

Oh..........sorry about that comment. I hope you don't hit your new wheels with a nail or anything of the sort.
Man I feel your pain! I didn't even get my carbon hoops built up before I whacked them into a couple of walls. But just as DrPete said earlier these things are tough. I've seen some battle worn carbon rims. They get all chipped up from rocks and contact with anything and everything but they keep on going strong.
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