After work ride tonight.
Been using the stealth black 'O' as my regular ride lately, mainly because I really enjoy riding it. Perhaps it was a healthy competitive streak in me, but the 'O' was pushed hard in pursuit of my mate's Omega Ti on familiar dry trails, picking some choice lines and kicking up the dust........
Then this happened.......
Final 2km race back to the carpark, sweeping corner, pick the tighter inside line, wheel 'collapses', straight over bars, pride dented but teeth intact.
Before the ride, the wheel was true - I always check this with canti brakes! It was handbuilt by a reputable wheel builder in Colchester with a NOS rim and stainless spokes. Personally I don't think any fault lies with him, but more with myself for riding 'retro gear' as hard as the disc wheels of my 'modern' stuff.
Bearing in mind that this is an exact copy of the set-up I had when I was 16! - I'm thinking it's down to the fact that modern allows me smash though the sort of stuff that BITD would have required a bit of 'Finesse'
The Tyre is still fully inflated and still on the rim BTW!!
Does this mean my retrobike status should be 'Retrobike rider' or 'Retrobike wrecker' ?
Orange Aluminium "O" Jun'91 Stealth black
Orange Five 2011 'Ginger'
Pace RC100 S *next on the stand!*
Never under estimate the ingenuity of the idiot!