TOTALLY OFF TOPIC INFO <http://www.tdfblog.com/2006/04/ parisroubaix_ca.html>: "Discovery Channel's George Hincapie, who has long named a Paris- Roubaix victory as one of his goals, crashed out with a broken steerer tube. Hincapie was riding a custom Trek, featuring an elastomer suspension and other features to minimize the vibration and pounding of the most rugged of the classics. Hincapie went down hard on his right shoulder, and reports on Monday say Hincapie will have surgery and miss 15 days of racing. Hincapie's prototype featured an aluminum steerer bonded to an OCLV fork, which Trek will reportedly be examining closely. That puts him out of next week's Tour de Georgia."
Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California United States of America http://www.velo-retro.com (reprints, t-shirts & timelines)
On Nov 26, 2006, at 2:11 PM, Edward Albert wrote:
> Just a point about George's fork. I may be wrong but.....I do not
> his carbon fork failed. In fact, I think his steerer tube cracked
> off but
> it was not carbon, rather steel or aluminium -- I am not sure
> which. I
> think Discovery did not use carbon steerers for Paris Roubaix.
> may be able to say more about this.
> Edward Albert
> Chappaqua, NY, USA
>>>> Ken Wehrenberg <firstname.lastname@example.org> 11/26/06 4:01 PM >>>
> I just opened the new issue of LeCycle. As noted on the cover,
> L'Eroica gets some mention, actually the piece includes 10 photos!
> San Francisco Weelmen (sp) are mentioned in the body of the piece in
> which it is noted how far flung the locations of participants are in
> this growing event. To me, one of the telling points is this,
> translated word for word roughly: "...all these bicycles have a
> glorious past and have demonstrated once more all their robustness."
> I then found it more than a bit curious that there is, a few pages
> later, an article on how often, when and how we should be going about
> checking the condition of our carbon forks. Most telling is the
> picture of George Hincapie on the ground with his Trek's broken fork.
> Ken Wehrenberg, Hermann, MO