Well, I wasn’t planning to get into a ‘someone on the internet is wrong’ debate… and of course pseudo science was my choice of words. The 'arguments with flo and others are out there, there’s a big thread on slowtwitch if you’re really bored
In respect of @FatherDamo2 “if he was giving out bad information I’m sure he would have been shut down by now with the big boys legal teams.” respectfully I’d suggest that’s rather upside down:
Hambini is somewhat obviously British. Round here you can say what you like, and unless it can be proved to be wrong, you can pretty much go on saying what you like. Unless his claims are right, you’d gain little trying to ‘take him down’, other than to give oxygen to something that doesn’t deserve it. My analogy would be the naughty child running around a restaurant; the parents think it’s adorable, everyone else in the restaurant ignores it because attention is precisely the wrong thing to give it… and anyone not in that particular restaurant doesn’t know / care it even exists!
Only if he really had something tangible to hit them with would a ‘takedown’ make sense. Aka the ‘Lance Armstrong’ defence
I can see he apeals to a certain narrative, much like ‘big pharma’ etc. Personally I would suggest that orthodoxy is not ‘conspiracy’, it’s just the result of many people coming to the same conclusion.
That’s not to say that the orthodox is always right, just that If I was the one that thought everyone else was wrong, I’d be looking for some pretty solid proof, and let the facts speak for themselves - “Here are my results, make of them what you will”. When I see “They’re all idiots/***ktards, whatever and I’m the only one that knows what I’m talking about”… well, let’s say I draw certain conclusions.
I couldn’t bring myself to watch the whole video, but it rather conforms to expectations: much irrelevant stuff, for example “there are voids here and here (but my NDT tech says it’s ok)”, which proves what, apart from show? (If you want a frame with no voids, it’ll cost a hell of a lot more, because cervelo (or whoever) will throw away many more, that’s just the reality of carbon. Ditto beefing about the internal finish.
He states that the BB is clearly oval while showing an image from an offset camera which will make any cricle look oval… I’ll trust he measured further in and it was oval, and finally there’s much fuss about the NDS bearing being knackered due to being pinched by the oval BB shell. If you actually look at a thread in bearing for these, it’s pretty much impossible to pinch the interface with the frame without also pinching the bearing, on either side, the DS isn’t that far out. I’d also suggest that the BB is far stronger than the shell/tube in the frame and it’s rather unlikely to be doing what he suggests.
In my experience, the NDS bearing is usually the first to s**t it’s self 'cos it’s more open to the weather, crud and misdirected pressure washers while the DS one is protected by the chainset, but that wouldn’t make much of a video!
Whatevery the truth of the matter, I really should leave it be, make up your own mind.
Oh, and I really rate the wheels mfg solution as being properly engineered and trouble free at a half sensible price