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TonyM wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:50 pm
BTW, what is supposed to be the "Pinarello ZX Spectrum"?
'80s computer joke :P

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Hey I am sure the Marketing department of some bike manufacturer has a trademark on it! :mrgreen:

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tmr5555 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:54 pm
boots2000 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:52 pm
Maybe Tag Connect since Tag is a race sponsor/supplier?

Looks like Cav had a yellow one on?-

mrgray wrote:
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:42 pm
watch with red band (can u pls post a photo again) might be a polar. i noted that CX guy sven nys had a killer watch and it was a polar https://twitter.com/sven_nys/status/324203116343988224

maybe this one?
Cav is wearing a brand called Richard Mille.
So baller he doesn’t give a fu&k about crashing with a $200k+ watch. Yeah!

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Nefarious86 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:37 am
Or just hasn't played for it ;)




http://www.watchfinder.com.au/articles/ ... -cavendish
It’s still awesome and funny that Richard Mille’s marketing department would be thinking: Nadal, Button, Alonso, Grosjean, Blake. We’re missing something... what about The Cav?!

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Let's admit, we're jealous ;-)

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Custum NC shoes for Luka Mezgec

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tmr5555 wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:04 pm
Let's admit, we're jealous ;-)
Nope. When I read about their special cycling version with its special lap counter
Which had to be turned to work, I just wanted to smash something with a hammer.

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Surely that can't happen, I saw somebody on the internet touching a rotor without being cut!
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/compton ... -in-lille/

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What? Are you serious? I bleed every time I walk by a nice roadbike with disc brakes on it. Oh, sorry... that’s just coming from my heart. Carry on. :)

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TiCass wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:23 pm
Surely that can't happen, I saw somebody on the internet touching a rotor without being cut!
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/compton ... -in-lille/
Ouch, that is a nasty slice. I never understood why people debated whether or not a rotor could cut you. I spent a previous life involved in alpine skiing and cut myself many times while tuning skis, and I have witnessed some horrible cuts in racing accidents. A ski edge is nothing more than a finely honed 90 degree corner made of metal - slide your palm along it with even light pressure and you will be cut. And the edge of a rotor is quite similar. In fact anything made of metal with a fine 90 degree edge can do damage. A simple test, drag the back of your thumbnail against the edge of a rotor. Does it shave off a little curl of nail? If it does it can cut you. It seems like it would be very easy to just design the system so the edges of the rotors were rounded. I still wouldn't want to bash my face into a dull rotor, but at least the risk of laceration would be reduced.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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I'd say the cut is mainly due to impact rather than sharp edge.

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Mr.Gib wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 pm
It seems like it would be very easy to just design the system so the edges of the rotors were rounded.
Ummm. Yeah. So easy that it's been done, and mandated in road racing :noidea:

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TiCass wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:19 am
I'd say the cut is mainly due to impact rather than sharp edge.
Impact will definitely spit skin and no doubt there must have been some impact but the two cuts and the line, etc. suggest her knee slid along the thing a bit. OK, that's the last time I am looking at that photo. :unbelievable:
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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wingguy wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:25 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:59 pm
It seems like it would be very easy to just design the system so the edges of the rotors were rounded.
Ummm. Yeah. So easy that it's been done, and mandated in road racing :noidea:
Right they did mandate that - forgot mostly because I can't wrap my head around the idea that the UCI would mandate round edges for road but not cross? How does that happen? Riders are flopping on each other all the time in cross. It will be interesting to see what the impact of this injury is on regulations.
wheelsONfire wrote: When we ride disc brakes the whole deal of braking is just like a leaving a fart. It happens and then it's over. Nothing planned and nothing to get nervous for.

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