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Old 09-12-2017, 09:09 PM
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Handlebars snap clean off. Ow!

I wonder if he bought them off ebay?

http://road.cc/content/news/229200-v...-snapped-clean
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:16 PM
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Dang, superman.

One word....gloves.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:21 PM
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WOW!

Kinda looked like the sleeping policeman got his bars.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:25 PM
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damn.

Pavement looks wet, which certainly is better than dry pavement, when it comes to sliding skin on pavement at high speed.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:25 PM
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I swapped out a handlebar recently where a rider cracked his Chinese knock off handlebars on his first ride.

As for this bike, it looks like the tire was punctured by the bars as he crashed. It might be a loose clamp, with a fired mechanic.

If this happens with genuine parts, imagine the knock off parts.

People, stay away from that stuff. Your face will thank you.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:54 PM
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No amount of weight savings is worth using lightweight handlebars or stems IMHO
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:05 PM
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No amount of weight savings is worth using lightweight handlebars or stems IMHO
I have a nice new single groove steel ITM bar here for you. It does have an AL stem sleeve for weight savings.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:33 PM
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So what really breaks here? Looks like there are aero bars under the out front aero bars but the rider doesn't grab them...is it a sheared steerer rather than broken bars? Maybe some kind of one piece system that the rider knew was broken so he doesn't reach for the aero bars? Why do the aero bars not get grabbed and appear functional all the way into the ground?

Anyway you shake it, that superman on the street is pretty awesome! I can already picture the waking dreams this guy will likely have for some time to come. Something good from riding in the wet...
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:05 PM
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I was going to say exactly the same, the steering column failed, im under the impression he had the intentions to grab the bull horns handlebar but when he unclipped that got him off and couldnt correct grabbing the other handlebar.

Feel sorry for him, hope they figure it out why it failed.

It is so easy to put a steering tube out of aluminum you know... needs to be light... right?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:08 AM
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Not a steerer tube failure. It looks like the aero bar extensions and pads are mounted to a single post that juts upward from the stem. This post is what fails (likely the bolts that hold it on), as the bullhorns are still intact (which he missed on the way down).
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:26 AM
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I have a nice new single groove steel ITM bar here for you. It does have an AL stem sleeve for weight savings.
How wide?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:28 AM
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Not a steerer tube failure. It looks like the aero bar extensions and pads are mounted to a single post that juts upward from the stem. This post is what fails (likely the bolts that hold it on), as the bullhorns are still intact (which he missed on the way down).
This.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:03 PM
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Yeah, on all the stock photos of the Factor TT bike, the extensions/pads are slammed down on the basebar, but in a picture of aero testing with Romain Bardet you can more clearly see a single vertical beam supporting elevated extensions and pads.

Guess it's a weak spot.



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Old 09-13-2017, 12:07 PM
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Ouch!
He was lucky that he slid right into a driveway avoiding the curb.
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:46 PM
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