Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Full Carbon at Paris-Roubaix

Not an aluminum rim in sight on the cobbles this year.

Via Velonews:

Carbon ruled on Sunday. Sky, Argos-Shimano, Blanco, Orica-GreenEdge, BMC Racing, and others had only their normal Shimano C50 tubulars on hand; Garmin-Sharp and Katusha brought only their usual Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate, a wheel so abhorrent of metal that it uses carbon spokes and a carbon hub shell; Movistar, Lotto-Belisol, and Europcar used Campagnolo’s ultra-light Hyperon and aerodynamic Bora carbon rims. There was no discernible spike in rim failures, long considered the Achilles heel of carbon on cobbles.

via The Torqued Wrench: Ambrosio Nemesis wheels expire in the pro peloton.

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Bike of the Day: Neil’s Oschner
July 24, 2012, 01:32
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This shiny beauty takes me back to the days when I would drool over catalogs from Cinelli, Zeus, Puch, Graftek — actually wouldn’t drool over the Graftek, just stare as one would at a circus freak — Columbine, Ciocc…


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