Carbon Fiber vs. Steel

Saturday I decided to do some material-strength testing while I was out on the road bike. I thought that while riding my skinny-tire rig I would dangle a very large plastic bag fool of triathlon goodies (for my gf’s b-day) including a brand new pair of steel Salsa skewers. I love their stuff…so does my front wheel. I look down and the corner of the bag is nippin’ at the spokes and before I can bring my trusty steed to a halt, the skewers (from inside the bag) get caught in the spokes! Below are a couple of pics to show you how things turned out:

I spent 3 hours in the ER to make certain I didn’t brake my elbow and I’m chalk full of scrapes and bruises. The one on my cheekbone is a great conversation-starter. Anyway, two wheels down at all times!


(note: I posted this before but accidentally deleted the post)

3 Responses to “Carbon Fiber vs. Steel”

  1. guys says:

    I would just like to take this time to welcome Will the Brainiac of our west coast posse! job well done! next time try one of those left over Disney land fanny packs!

  2. Interesting article. Were did you got all the information from… :)

  3. bidcactus…

    Good post once again!…