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Wheezy




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:58 pm    Post subject: Hot down under Reply with quote

Well, I think this could be a first.

https://www.cyclingweekly.com/news/latest-news/pinarello-bike-destroyed-aftermarket-motor-battery-catches-fire-404879
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Tony Stark




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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"...set fire to puncture repair CO2 canisters"

Sounds a bit implausible.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would have been the lithium battery itself burning fiercely. There's been the odd battery fire on e- racing motorbikes, which couldn't be controlled and were left to run their course. Much bigger battery, perhaps 100kg, and quite a spectacular demise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tony Stark wrote:
"...set fire to puncture repair CO2 canisters"

Sounds a bit implausible.


Yes, whoever wrote that has obviously never heard of CO2 fire extinguishers Rolling Eyes Wink
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