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tmr5555
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by tmr5555

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

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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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Mr.Gib wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:51 am
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.
I feel like there was a french rider that got a huge cut on her face at last year's cross world championships.
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I found it... it wasn't a french rider, she was Italian. Alice Maria Arzuffi... a few riders crashed and as they were trying to get up, a bike flipped and the rotor hit her in the face.

here's a still... google the video.

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I was pretty impressed by Rally Cycling's 19 yrs old Brandon McNulty at Tour of Oman's 2nd stage.
Shure, he misjudged the last few hundred meters, but still... I like what he's showing at a pretty young age.


Louis :)

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CrankAddictsRich wrote:I found it... it wasn't a french rider, she was Italian. Alice Maria Arzuffi... a few riders crashed and as they were trying to get up, a bike flipped and the rotor hit her in the face.

here's a still... google the video.

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Not sure that was the rotor. Could be, but it looks like her head is facing the wrong way when the bike hits her.

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LouisN wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:47 am
I was pretty impressed by Rally Cycling's 19 yrs old Brandon McNulty at Tour of Oman's 2nd stage.
Shure, he misjudged the last few hundred meters, but still... I like what he's showing at a pretty young age.


Louis :)
McNulty was amazing but his choice of gear not so much. Curious to know what ratio he was using to climb that hill. Was a win possible with a smaller gear?
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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