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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:08 pm 
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After work ride tonight. 8)
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....... :shock: :shock: :shock:
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. :roll: 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' ?

Your thoughts?!

Cheers,
boy"O"boy


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:16 pm 
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Thats just got to be bad luck :?

I ride battered 2nd hand wheels and ride with zero finesse on rough trails and have not had a wheel failure as extreme as that. Bust spokes, dented rims or busted axles on occasion but never anything like yours.

Keep riding as you like, thats just a freak I reckon :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:17 pm 
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Good skills :shock: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:17 pm 
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:shock: lucky not to hurt. perhaps the fault of the rim? if not the builder.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Woooooo, Pretzled!

Isn't a non-disc hub supposed to build into a stronger wheel than a disc hub, or am I making that up?


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:20 pm 
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doesnt matter if it was 'retro' or not, its a bent wheel, regardless of the bike or rider attached, its still a bent wheel...

it could have happened to any one on any bike.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:23 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
doesnt matter if it was 'retro' or not, its a bent wheel, regardless of the bike or rider attached, its still a bent wheel...

it could have happened to any one on any bike.


True. I've flat spotted a modern rim. First time i've ever done that. Never BITD
Nice bike 8)


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:28 pm 
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i would say that is a dodgy rim.

i have seen rims occasionally do that, my old boss used to say it happens when a rim isn't formed properly and basically doesn't want to stay round. he refers to them as "live" rims. also with NOS the thing is it has probably been lying around for 15 plus years possibly at the bottom of a pile of other rims depending on how they were stored.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:30 pm 
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good god man, put a suspension fork on that thing.


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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:35 pm 
Anglian AEC / Prison Ship Captain
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i blame the pratt that sold you those nos mavic ma40 mb rims in the first place bloody cowboy


on a lighter not :shock: you where pushing it then to the 4 angle of extreme 8) where the spojkes highly tensioned as ma40mb rims are softish and pingy to build (did a set saturday for chris) they do need a higher tenstion than most w.b's would think of doing just from exp :)


still blame the bar steward that sold you the rims :twisted:


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