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

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

Postby SoloSuperia » Sat Apr 20, 2013 09:30 am

Please tell me it was nothing to do with electronic gears...............
It just irks me, and please don't regard me as a luddite. Can you get anything more reliable than cable operated gears, any weight saving, I think not.
Using electronic must be an example of style over substance.

I think I will need a cab to the back door please.

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

Postby MountainMonster » Sat Apr 20, 2013 09:49 am

It is a developing technology, it will always have problems in the early years. Do you think the same didn't happen with cable actuated gears?

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

Postby SmoggySteve » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:17 am

F1 cars are still the pinnacle of the sport but they still break. Nothing is infallible.

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

Postby Canny lad » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:49 am

Blame Halfords :D

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

Postby ugo.santalucia » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:55 am

Last sunday we briefly shared the road with a group of riders... one had Di2 and the noises coming from his drivetrain when he shifted gear were dreadful...
We were on our trusty and shiny 1980s horses and soon left the lot behind... just to make a statement, of course... 8)

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

Postby goonz » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:00 pm

Where Di2 failed, Pinarello's self park function made up for it... :)

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

Postby Carbonator » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:38 pm

The 'Bike Hut' guy soon had him on his way though :lol:
Excellent customer service :wink:

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

Postby Cheshire Cat » Sat Apr 20, 2013 13:14 pm

Very impressive, just how did he manage to chuck the bike and get it to rest up against the wall like that?
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby adr82 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 14:11 pm

Cheshire Cat wrote:Very impressive, just how did he manage to chuck the bike and get it to rest up against the wall like that?

Haha I think he was as surprised as anyone else, he just wanted to sling it into the ditch :P

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

Postby thegreatdivide » Sat Apr 20, 2013 14:36 pm

EPS 1 - Di2 0

Hats of to Wiggo though. His attempt to get back to the lead group was cool to watch.
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby Danlikesbikes » Sat Apr 20, 2013 16:51 pm

thegreatdivide wrote:
Hats of to Wiggo though. His attempt to get back to the lead group was cool to watch.


Was impressive to see him put under pressure & come back so well on such a steep climb. Think it shows that he doesn't need the train that most people moan is a detraction to the Sky way of riding.
Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.

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

Postby markos1963 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 19:16 pm

A couple of guys in our club have had problems with Di2, one has had his bike in the shop for weeks waiting for a part or software or something. Now S'Brad has had a problem even with the top end kit they use. Think I might wait a few years to see how this tech develops before I even consider. To me anything more advanced/expensive than Ultegra/Chorus/Force is wasted on me anyway.

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

Postby Carbonator » Sat Apr 20, 2013 19:23 pm

I am (or have been in the past anyway) a bit of an 'early adopter' (non bike stuff), but not taken by electronic gears just yet. Would have thought it wise to give it a while.

Then again I am not planning a new road bike for at least 2'ish years. Maybe if I were looking for one this year I might feel differently.

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

Postby Jon_1976 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 19:39 pm

:D Love the way he did a double take when the bike parked itself. Is there any pro riders who still use a traditional cable system?

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

Postby ddraver » Sat Apr 20, 2013 19:52 pm

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

Postby goonz » Sat Apr 20, 2013 20:04 pm

Jon_1976 wrote::D Love the way he did a double take when the bike parked itself. Is there any pro riders who still use a traditional cable system?


Yeah I reckon he was chuffed ha! Had he been in a better mood he may have enen smiled a bit...
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby greasedscotsman » Sat Apr 20, 2013 20:16 pm

Jon_1976 wrote::D Love the way he did a double take when the bike parked itself. Is there any pro riders who still use a traditional cable system?


Cancellara...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro ... is-roubaix

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

Postby thegreatdivide » Sat Apr 20, 2013 20:28 pm

I know I'm Campagnolo biased, but I've heard that quite a few of the Pro's on Di2 teams have EPS envy. Campagnolo took their time and perfected the system. It's meant to be rock solid. One day I'll have it. One day...
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Re: Wiggins Equipment Malfunction...........

Postby markos1963 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 20:29 pm

greasedscotsman wrote:
Jon_1976 wrote::D Love the way he did a double take when the bike parked itself. Is there any pro riders who still use a traditional cable system?


Cancellara...

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/pro ... is-roubaix


If a cable is good enough for Sparticus then.......

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

Postby declan1 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 20:35 pm

goonz wrote:Where Di2 failed, Pinarello's self park function made up for it... :)

http://video.eurosport.se/cykel/bradley ... ideo.shtml


I have no idea how he managed to hide the enormous grin that must have been building at that moment :mrgreen:

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