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So there I was..(9 posts)

So there I was..Alice
Sep 24, 2001 7:19 AM
hanging on in a crit on Sat when on a bend BAM! taken out from the inside. What happened? 180lb racer in the inside went down when her special K FRONT wheel went taco - flat bend, no pots, nothing, just folded. Not gonna get me on those things no Siree - sticking to the OPs on Record, thanks you very much - got enough going on without that kinda hassle.

Anyone else had that kind of bad luck?
sorry, but faulty logicDog
Sep 24, 2001 8:37 AM
One example shouldn't condemn thousands of others of the same kind. Anecdotal evidence isn't very enlightening.

What would you be saying if the other rider had been using OP's and they had 'chipped? Happens.

Also, there is a chance something caused the 'chip that you (or she) was not aware of. Possible.

That's racing. Sort of sucks though, huh?
Sucks is rightalice
Sep 24, 2001 8:56 AM
bodies everywhere and skin down the road.

Thing is, with the OPs, you tune them, true them, replace yor spokes etc as and when - you can know and trust them. What do you do with the Ks? I'm not dissing them, I have some and they are fine for what they are (if TOTALLY overhyped in all departments, they are just a light wheel for chrissakes), but I don't think I'll be hard critting on them now (not that I was anyway).

Enlightened me and everyone else in that pile of groaning, I can tell you...
Boycot Mavic!!grzy
Sep 24, 2001 8:53 AM
Don't ride any of their stuff Special K's or Open Pros. NOT.

180 lbs. woman racer in a crit? What were you doing that far back in the pack? ;-)

Better let the Posties know that they're "unsafe."

Here's some anecdotal evidence that points the other way - got jumped by a deer and bounced off a guard rail before getting smeared in the street on my Special K's. Just tured the rear wheel and straightened the der. hanger, cleaned up the road rash and went riding. Wheel's been fine for over a year. Gotta admit that I'm not a 180 lbs. woman though.....
Boycot Boysalice
Sep 24, 2001 9:00 AM
Far back - yeah kinda, she was nearly lapping the guys at the back...

Been to many women's sprint events lately? Mebbe I could introduce you to a few "fat girls at the back" who could educate you as to the unisex nature of 180 lbs of low % BF...
I doubt if many of these woman are interested in guys anyway nmDog Breath
Sep 24, 2001 12:12 PM
stupid comment nmDog
Sep 24, 2001 7:17 PM
Sep 24, 2001 1:13 PM
Didn't mean for it to be a dig on women - he's the one that brought it up. Had a hard time seeing some guy in the same crit race and being taken out by a woman b/c her K. suddenly buckles - so he's sticking with Mavic products and avoiding all Mavic products...if you get my drift.

. The whole thing was smacking of urban cycling legend proportions. There are lots of fast women in my area - all of the compettive ones have a different "build". done some riding with the RAAM women's record holder - she cleans my clock on the flats - I get her on the climbs/descents - then she hunts the boys down and picks 'em off one by one. Simply awesome just to be in her draft.
Sep 24, 2001 7:06 PM
You've ridden with Seana? You bet she's powerful. Only person I've ever seen pedal 20 mph in a 55/11 gear all day long.

She'll likely kick my butt in the 508 next month.