For all you Dura-Ace lovers

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by John M, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. John M

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    HAHAHA awesome...
    I worked with the lead shimano components designer last year.
    I wonder what his reaction is to this.
     
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    Heh. In the 98 Tour De Toona, the husband of one of the Snow Valley riders snapped a DA crank arm. Down he went too! I think that was the first year of the hollow arms, and he happened to get a bad one.
     
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    I had this happen with a Campy crank a few years ago on a climb in a stage race. I about lost a testicle when that thing came off!
     
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    Wow that would suck. I had a look pedal body come unscrewed from the part with the spindle once, but I was spinning away on flat ground, so no crash. I was just suddenly flailing around in the air with my leg, still snapped into the pedal, but not getting much forward progress out of it.
     
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    sh!t happens. a friend of mine, riding that campy crap, broke his bb spindle. he ended up in the ditch with a bunch of scrapes and bruises. campy, shimano, fsa, whatever...bad things can happen no matter what gear you ride.
     
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    Does anyone remember the Laurent Fignon incident some years back? He was riding out of the saddle when his left crank arm broke (could have been the axle too I gues) and he saw the deck HARD!

    Not sure if he was on Campy or Shimano...
     
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    Fignon was riding Campy with a titanium BB.....I saw a photo of that incident in a magazine once, it was during one of the Spring Classics in the mid 80's i believe. The bewildered look on Fignon was priceless.....
     
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