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Check THIS frame mod out....DARWIN is at work here!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ridetoofast, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    a friend of mine works for a local bike shop. i'll get more details when i can. you won't believe this pic when you click the link...you just won't believe it...

    http://29percent.blogspot.com/

    the pic is titled stroke of genius
     

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  2. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Amazing!!!! Who the fcvk did that?
     
  3. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    i don't know, as soon as i get details i'll post'm. if i was a shop employee i'd surely get fired as i'd just have to start laughing, pointing, and suggesting sterilization so as to not further contaminate the gene pool...
     
  4. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    My lord almighty. "Dunno what happened, I just tapped the break and my frame broke!"
     
  5. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    I would have to refuse to work on it at my shop.
     
  6. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    We can only hope darwin takes over and wins the day.
     
  7. -dustin

    -dustin boring

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    ****in awesome idea!
     
  8. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    I would've just used a hammer.
     
  11. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    so i just got off the phone with my friend who posted the pic. the dude had one of those supergo/access frames and thought it would be a good idea to try to make the 8" rotor fit where a 6" rotor was 'sposed to go.

    he said they are going to refuse to work on it and make the dude sign a waiver stating that he was warned catastrophic frame failure is imminent.
     
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    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    Social Darwinism at its best...
     
  13. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    I've done that......... just not on purpose :D
     
  14. RhinofromWA

    RhinofromWA Brevity R Us

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    Looks like a job for JB Weld!

    :D

    Those SuperGo frames are inexpensive....he can replace them over and over and over.........:rolleyes:
     
  15. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Not only is that one of the dumbest things I've ever seen, it's not like there's a huge difference between a 6 and 8 in. rotor...
     
  16. Spitfired

    Spitfired Monkey

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    Haha, the irony is that the additional tourque from that 8" rotor is going to add to the snappage there.
    What a McTard.
     
  17. OGRipper

    OGRipper Turbo Monkey

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    NORCAL is the hizzle

    Sure there is, roughly 20% more stopping power. More surface area per rotation, more friction, etc.
     
  18. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Yeah, but if you compare 2 well set-up brakes, one with large rotors and the other with smaller ones, the difference is not that big. Brake type, setup and pad compound matter way more than the sheer size of the rotor.
     
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    The difference is not enough to destroy a frame over...
     
  20. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    brilliant i say ..simply brilliant
     
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    I would say that catastrophic brain failure had already occurred.
     
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    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    PhotoChop!!!