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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:23 am 
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Wow, strange that it would break that way. But if there enough breaks as such and they are documented and acknowledged as legitimate breaks then a recall of some kind needs to happen before someone gets hurt.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:33 am 
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Holy smokes, tell Lars to get his steer tube cut or else his bike will end up in the freaks thread. :wink:

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Caleb Ewan just signed for orica. nice to see young talent coming through! the australian cavendish?


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Around 1-2 months ago he won a race in Italy with a very difficult route; I think he might be more of a pure sprinter.


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Holy smokes, tell Lars to get his steer tube cut or else his bike will end up in the freaks thread. :wink:

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Also a 98MM stem!! "How can he even race with something so un-pro?"

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It's cx though, it's the unpreaux vibe of MTB, but with Di2 and colnago everywhere.


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Personally don't like being as low or stretched out on my CX bike. It's more about bike handling and less about being aero.

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Personally don't like being as low or stretched out on my CX bike. It's more about bike handling and less about being aero.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:45 pm 
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Why is it strange that they break?

Hm.. I'm just assuming most of these breakages are due to pre-existing hairline cracks, either from impact or perhaps the rare occurrence of manufacturing defect, and then these hairline fractures multiply and expand over time and through usage. Don't we see similar fractures happen with almost all cranksets?

Also, there are many many thousands of these cranksets out there. Surely many have cracked and many will crack without that justifying a recall.


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Cranks having similar fractures with almost all crank sets?

A small scratch is one thing a fracture is a whole other ball game.
Uh that would a big negative from that crank manufacturer.

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Don't we see similar fractures happen with almost all cranksets?



Nope, not what I have experienced. Especially not cranks of this high end. You don't see this happening to Hollowgram cranks.

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A bunch of the same arms fracturing in unrelated instances over and over would (to me) indicate a problem with design or manufacturing that puts some kind of discontinuity, either material or geometry, at that point.


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A bunch of the same arms fracturing in unrelated instances over and over would (to me) indicate a problem with design or manufacturing that puts some kind of discontinuity, either material or geometry, at that point.
How many 100,000 of 7800 cranks were sold, how many do you know of breaking? I've seen 4 since 2004.


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djm wrote:
Don't we see similar fractures happen with almost all cranksets?



Nope, not what I have experienced. Especially not cranks of this high end. You don't see this happening to Hollowgram cranks.

http://forums.mtbr.com/cannondale/my-ho ... ost6695467

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It happens. Especially when (as mentioned) you have the amount of 7800 arms in the world that Shimano would.

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Cycling News reader poll 2013:
https://www.futurecompetitions.com/readerpoll2013/

Choices seem pretty lame to me! Probably just a marketing ploy anyway; I'm not advocating giving them your info...


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