Stupid

The stupidest things put on a bicycle:

  1. Bolts not made of steel
  2. CPSC reflectors — have good lights and a rear reflector
  3. Aluminum alloy spoke nipples
  4. Quick release
  5. Hydraulic brakes
  6. Tabbed washers on headsets and hubs
  7. Carbon-fiber
  8. Aluminum alloy frames and forks
  9. Internal cable routing
  10. Drillium

Failures
Carbon Fiber Care and Warnings — Aaron’s Bicycle Repair
The Perils of Progress by Joe Lindsey
EFBe Test results: The best frames under test load

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