cannondale king wrote:
i blame the pratt that sold you those nos mavic ma40 mb rims in the first place bloody cowboy
.... thanks Dan. As soon as I'm out of traction I'm coming your way for a refund!!
Seriously though, I'm suprised that all I walked away with was a grazed knee and elbow..... when it 'collapsed' it happened so fast that I thought the front wheel had just 'washed out'.
Closer analysis would match some descriptions here of what could have happened. None of the spokes or hub flanges have snapped and amazingly, the tyre is still fully inflated today. The joint of the rim has twisted but it looks as if this is a result of the tension 'letting go' on the opposite side of the rim. The photo's make it look like it is being viewed in a side show mirror ..... 'Catastrophic failure' as described by one of my friends.
brocklanders023 - don't worry the rest of the 'O' is unharmed.
I'm now in the market for a replacement MA40 though as this was my 'rider' wheelset and was going to form the basis of project 'O' - oh well.
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!