Millar has broken his chain while he was sprinting for s.v.

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tymon_tm
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by tymon_tm

actually one could get a decent oldschool ad out of this situation, smth like:

voice of Kev Spacey's
"average cyclist after tough stage can barely throw an empty bottle. David Millar sends his bike 30meters away. It's because he eats Kellogs with milk every breakfast"

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czvekslak
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by czvekslak

I think the nuts on the top tube and stem must have realy pissed him off. I also do not believe that the chain did not break at the pin. When are the pro mechanics finally going to figure out that links such as Wipperman, KMC or Sram are the way to go.

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by nickballard2712

I understand exactly how he feels having done that on sunday morning, only heading off to work (got roughly 20 yards) had managed to hold it up until the kerb jumped in my way.

Now with a big win like that on the line I would have gone bang to.

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by NS

czvekslak wrote:I think the nuts on the top tube and stem must have realy pissed him off. I also do not believe that the chain did not break at the pin. When are the pro mechanics finally going to figure out that links such as Wipperman, KMC or Sram are the way to go.


Why would they lie? Mate of mine had it happen to him earlier this year on a 1 week old DA chain

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by clm2206

beatnik wrote:Because last 500 mts had more than 12% of slope. Not the best for David. Fran Perez was the other big guy in the group, and better climber than Millar, and he had nothing to do against lighter riders


Pavel Brutt is not a light rider, he does better in flat courses. This was not a mountain stage, and that climb was pretty easy at the beginning, the right stage for powerful and quick men like Bettini, or Brutt for that men on the break. Remember Huy? Short and steep. What climber does it well there?

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by GrahamB

NS wrote:Why would they lie? Mate of mine had it happen to him earlier this year on a 1 week old DA chain


Sure, why not? If they always broke at the pin, it would mean the centre part of the links was relatively over-engineered...
Graham

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beatnik
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by beatnik

We can speculate, but it´s sad, Millar has always problems, a broken chainring in Tdf prologue, a wheel in another Tdf prologue, and now this...it´s frustrating for a man that has suffered many others problems.
Biomechanical spreadsheet. Sizing&Fitting.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 8e319d185b

Aardvark
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by Aardvark

beatnik wrote:We can speculate,


Isn't that the difference between people posting on a web forum, and pros out racing? We speculate, they race? :lol:

I can't blame David at all for hucking his bike. I'm not too proud to admit I did that in a state championship years ago after a mechanical took me out. :oops:
shut up and ride

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beatnik
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by beatnik

Sure ;)
Biomechanical spreadsheet. Sizing&Fitting.

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 8e319d185b

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