Too much power?

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Re: Too much power?

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:57 pm

You wouldn't be brushing it off if you broke your collar bone... 1500-2000 km on a bb spindle!... seen bmx spindles go from big hits but that is just a POS.
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Re: Too much power?

Postby herzog » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:05 pm

Interesting bit of physics:

An adult male cyclist can produce about the same torque as a small 4 cylinder car.
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Re: Too much power?

Postby notwal » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:29 pm

So if you could spin at 3,000 rpm you would be just as powerful.
I'll have to work on my cadence.
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Re: Too much power?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:42 pm

sogood wrote:Yes, steel explodes! :wink:

That's because of the carbon in it. ;)
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Re: Too much power?

Postby trailgumby » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:22 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Back to Cell.

Amen to that. It is kinda funny, but it could also have had much more serious consequences.
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Re: Too much power?

Postby Nobody » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:46 pm

trailgumby wrote:
toolonglegs wrote:Back to Cell.

Amen to that. It is kinda funny, but it could also have had much more serious consequences.
And it could still have serious consequences in the future. So why would you want another no-name el-cheapo one? I'd just replace it with a UN55 for ~$20. Gotta be a big upgrade from whatever that was.
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Re: Too much power?

Postby rkelsen » Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:13 pm

Nobody wrote:Gotta be a big upgrade from whatever that was.

Whatever it was, it wasn't steel. The way it fractured makes me think that it was probably the same stuff that cheap Chinese spanners are made from.
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