Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

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meesterbond
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby meesterbond » Tue Apr 23, 2013 08:32 am

Flasher wrote:
meesterbond wrote:Presumably, given how Andy Schleck dropped his chain on a mechanical setup costing him the 2010 tour no one will risk cable operated either.


Not strictly true, Schleck won the 2010 Tour.


:oops:

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CiB
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby CiB » Tue Apr 23, 2013 08:48 am

meesterbond wrote:
Flasher wrote:
meesterbond wrote:Presumably, given how Andy Schleck dropped his chain on a mechanical setup costing him the 2010 tour no one will risk cable operated either.


Not strictly true, Schleck won the 2010 Tour.


:oops:

Blimey. A bit of revisionism going on.

Contador won by about the same time that Schleck lost when he shipped his chain, but was subsequently banned and stripped of the victory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Tour_de_France

It's clearly time to return to the days of a wheel with a single cog on each side and riders have to stop & flip the wheel to get the other ratio. No batteries, no cables, no fuss, no dramatic failures unless the wheel falls out due to a threaded fastener malfunction. It's the only way. All this progress is madness, on stilts.

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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby greasedscotsman » Tue Apr 23, 2013 09:12 am

CiB wrote:It's clearly time to return to the days of a wheel with a single cog on each side and riders have to stop & flip the wheel to get the other ratio.


That's the setup that Eugène Christophe had and look what happened to him!

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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby ddraver » Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:16 am

CiB wrote:
meesterbond wrote:
Flasher wrote:
meesterbond wrote:Presumably, given how Andy Schleck dropped his chain on a mechanical setup costing him the 2010 tour no one will risk cable operated either.


Not strictly true, Schleck won the 2010 Tour.


:oops:

Blimey. A bit of revisionism going on.

Contador won by about the same time that Schleck lost when he shipped his chain, but was subsequently banned and stripped of the victory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_Tour_de_France

It's clearly time to return to the days of a wheel with a single cog on each side and riders have to stop & flip the wheel to get the other ratio. No batteries, no cables, no fuss, no dramatic failures unless the wheel falls out due to a threaded fastener malfunction. It's the only way. All this progress is madness, on stilts.


I think that was Flasher's Joke CiB...
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby Flasher » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:20 am

No joke, Schleck won in 2010.

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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby ddraver » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:24 pm

ok, you re taking this way more seriously than I am...
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby CiB » Tue Apr 23, 2013 13:20 pm

Flasher wrote:No joke, Schleck won in 2010.

:)
Technically he won the 2010 TdF in 2012 after the bloke who won it in 2010 was stripped of it.

Anyway. Where were we?


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