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Manhole cover from hell. Likes to eat CF wheels.
 

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Manhole cover from hell. Likes to eat CF wheels.
He pulled out of the line and that wheel failed well before the manhole cover.

It's being said they all hit 'holes'. but wow, that's frightening stuff.

Interesting the the team that won (BMC) was riding the same wheels and had no issues.
 

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There's a rumor about poor glue jobs from the team Sky mechanics. Maybe old glue or something. Apparently the glue job failed on the wheel that shattered before it broke, after the tire came off the wheel hit the pavement and then exploded. Two more bikes had tires come loose and cause damage to the rims.

Seems plausible.
 

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Digression but still based on the Sky team - why did one of them have the chamois pulled up way above his belt line?


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Digression but still based on the Sky team - why did one of them have the chamois pulled up way above his belt line?
This is a Castelli quality control or fitment problem and it's far more common then you might imagine.

Companies like Hincapie used to be known for this, sewing in pads wherever the hell they please.

You would think there's a jig or something so make sure they're set correctly front to back every time, but no, seems that's not the case in most all places, seems they just stitch them in "close enough" to where they're supposed to go.

Bend in the Road: Proper chamois placement is key - BikeRadar USA

Here's an older article about it.

When chamois placement is way off — in our experience clothing companies err on the side of rotating the pad backwards — the effect is similar to sitting on the wrong part of the saddle.
 

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that's scarry sh*t. Carbon wheels are so fragile. Would not happen to aluminum. Aluminum would still be damaged but at least it would not have axxxploded like that!
 
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