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dodgy advice in the Times

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Mister Paul, 19 May 2008.

  1. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  2. skwerl

    skwerl New Member

    Location:
    London
    ah. I read that yesterday and was lookiing for the electronic version to post.
    Seems like crappy advice to me, expecially coming form a reputable bike shop. So now that's one less person using a bike, unless she plans to replace her triathlon bike (seems a bit of a daft choice anyway - or does she ride triathlons?) with something else.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    She's very fickle. She said that she's given up on two other LBSs because one BMX-nut told her that carbon forks are dangerous.

    What's the betting she's now riding round on a BMX?

    Which she will do until she pops into SJS and Robin tells her that she needs 15 spacers underneath her stem.
     
  4. MERV

    MERV New Member

    Location:
    The Mile End Road
    The Times?

    Christ that's too posh for me.:blush:
     
  5. biking_fox

    biking_fox Über Member

    Location:
    Manchester
    Anyone got any non-anecdotal stats/research on the actual breakage frequencies of CF forks?

    I've been commuting on mine for 3+ years now quite happily* and to be honest I'm more concerned about the alu frame that only had 1 years warrenty than the forks. I've hit loads of potholes and the occasional car, and all is fine so far.


    *but to be honest I prefered the ride my previous straight non-CF ones had - even though I don't race, I enjoyed the more precision they gave. Odd how just a few mm of curve makes such a difference.
     
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    what MTB's got carbon forks? :biggrin:
     
  7. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  8. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

  9. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    They're forks for MTBs.

    You asked. I gave.
     
  10. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    well, in the loose sense of the word.
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Thanks Benjamin!
     
  12. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

  13. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    nah. again, like all MrP's examples, they're rigid.
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    You asked for carbon forks for MTBs.

    You've been given loads of examples, and because you're wrong you move the goalposts.
     
  15. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    mountain bike as in a bike that can go up and down a mountain. Not a 'mountain bike' as in what halfords call a mountain bike.