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T-Mobile dogged by bad luck...

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Chuffy, 17 Jul 2007.

  1. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Saw this on the Tour coverage. I bet T-Mobile wish they'd all stayed at home, it's been awful for them so far. But what I *really* want to know is, what wheels are they using? If they crumple like that when faced with nothing more solid than a well padded fat lab then I'd like to be damn sure I never end up buying some by mistake. :eek:
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    I saw that. Amazing. Doesn't inspire confidence in the wheels, but they obviously know what they are doing.
     
  3. hubgearfreak

    hubgearfreak New Member

    it's here if anyone's interested
     
  4. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Either that or the dog was made of titanium.
     
  5. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    the wheel turned 90 degrees then he went up on it and it collapsed.most wheels would do that. Especially little carbon rimmed road wheels.

    Skyway mags didn't bend, and i tried :eek:
     
  6. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Whether the wheel collapsed or not he would have still taken a flier over the handle bars by hitting a solid of lump of dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    You might have soemthing there. Dogs have this ability to destroy vehicles and then just continue strolling over the road nonchelantly.
     
  8. monnet

    monnet Über Member

    As far as i know the wheels are carbon, individually manufactured and made by a German outfit called Lightweight and jesus are they expensive. They are supposed to be the absolute best wheels out there. On the evidence seen the other day I think I'll stick to my mavic cpx 22's though.
     
  9. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    Just how many people need to put up one incident on YouTube there must be 11 versions of it!! :tongue:

    I feel really sorry for the dog...poor thing :?: I notice the couple he was waddling towards disappeared pretty sharpish...looking for the nearest hole to jump in I think.
     
  10. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    The dog looked perfectly ok! A bit confused, but not hurt. Unlike the ped that Sinkewitz (sp) clattered. Can it get any worse for T-Mob?
     
  11. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    You can spot Lightweights a mile off due to the rather distinctive hubs.

    T-Mobile are using Zipp wheels though they are supposed to be using Shimano.
     
  12. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    3,2,1 STOP THE WATCH! I was waiting for someone (ie, you Mr Sallnow) to mention the Big S. Although you've not mentioned it in quite the way I was anticipating. Drat!
     
  13. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    I think any racing wheel would have collapsed in that contact but perhaps the Shhhhhhh one would have lasted a little longer :tongue: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Rob S

    Rob S New Member

    Location:
    Plymouth
    :tongue:

    Well of course if the rider had been using his Shimano wheels the dog would've crossed long before he turned up and the incident would not have happened :?:
     
  15. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Guru

    Wheels like that aren't supposed to be strong when forces are applied in that direction.

    No suprise it broke, and if I was rich enough, it would not stop me buying those wheels.

    And the tour riders certainly don't need to worry, they just get a new bike in seconds.......