Stronglight Pulsion - Catastrophic Failure

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

:( Isn't this just lovely... about 20 pedal strokes into the sprint this morning (53x12), full-on... my right pedal ripped right out. No warning, no creaking, no sign of anything, and just POP, and my right foot came out... I dropped to the top tube to narrowly avoid crashing and bringing several others down with me.

Oh, and now I realize one more pic I have to shoot... when the crank went around, it gouged the crap out of my right chainstay... my CR1 may be toast due to the Pulsion failure.

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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

Holy Crap! That sucks. Have you been following the latest threads here?
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?t=19269
and here
http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... hp?t=13891
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by drjones96

Been seeing a lot of Pulsion pics like this lately. Makes me want to get a solid steel crank. I'm sorry for your loss Rich.

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

CaptainWilier wrote:Holy Crap! That sucks. Have you been following the latest threads here?


Enlighten me MyCaptain... (post some links bro...)

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by chisa

mmmm :?

i was only talking to captainwillier yesterday about these cranks.


i will probably still buy some though - i do like them a lot :D

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

chisa wrote:i will probably still buy some though - i do like them a lot :D


thats a smart move...

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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

Rich_W wrote:
CaptainWilier wrote:Holy Crap! That sucks. Have you been following the latest threads here?


Enlighten me MyCaptain... (post some links bro...)

I'm tryin', I'm just really slow. :wink:
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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

so Captain... any luck with warranty on your set yet?

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by Provence

Mmm I think i'll be sticking with my 9 sp Dura Ace for the time being, old, heavy but ever so reliable.
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by geraintnorman

Same thing happened to mine, but I managed to keep the bike upright.

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CaptainWilier
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by CaptainWilier

Rich_W wrote:so Captain... any luck with warranty on your set yet?

My cranks should be in France by now, don't know when I will get the new ones, but I've been promised.
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Mottsauce
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by Mottsauce

Mine were examined by a J&B rep. who came to my LBS, and he sent them in. I haven't heard what they're going to do with mine yet. I'm hoping for a whole new set, but a new non-drive would be okay i guess.

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Mottsauce wrote:Mine were examined by a J&B rep. who came to my LBS, and he sent them in. I haven't heard what they're going to do with mine yet. I'm hoping for a whole new set, but a new non-drive would be okay i guess.


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