Shamelessly stolen from www.bikebiz.co.uk (hope all you industry types go and join up there or Carlton will not be pleased). James --------------------------------- Missy Giove's QR pops open Pilot error? Hardly. Giove was riding a Skareb fork and XT disks in California on Wednesday. Cycle trainer Dave Smith was with her at the time and had earlier that day read the BikeBiz.co.uk 'QR/disc-brake' story and so was clued-up to the probability it wasn't Giove's fault. In fact, her front QR had been "really tight." "I was riding with Missy Giove and Rick Sutton [vice president of global sales and marketing for Trixter, see http://www.bikebiz.co.uk/web/article.php?id=2908 ] in some big redwood forest near San Francisco on Wednesday," Smith told BikeBiz.co.uk. "Missy's QR popped. She had definitely tightened it before the ride as she was doing some goofy stuff. "The Skareb had the lawyer lips intact. [The] XT skewer [was] really tight. I'd actually mentioned your story to Rick when we were leaving the office." Giove is planning to publicise her QR popping experience tomorrow at the Big Bear 2003 NORBA National Championship Series, Snow Summit Resort, California.