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The carnage thread

bvibert

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Post up your best cycling related carnage pictures or stories. It can be broken equipment or busted up body parts, or both would be even better.

Mine just happened last night:

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I'm thinking a little JB weld and some duct tape and I'll be good to go. :beer:
 

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Holy fark, that sucks man! Did you ride a specialized? I can't remember.

You need to get on a beefier frame. Try lookin for an old Ellsworth Id or equivalent.

Or you can chase my dream of building an entire bike frame out of JB Weld.
 

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Post up your best cycling related carnage pictures or stories. It can be broken equipment or busted up body parts, or both would be even better.

Mine just happened last night:

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I'm thinking a little JB weld and some duct tape and I'll be good to go. :beer:



OOFh that sucks. I dont like seeing stuff like that. Best thing to do is just go out and get another frame. Dont think about it you will only stress out.

GEEZ I have never broken more than a hanger on my rides. Last night was the maiden vorage on the MT. Was cruising down a flat section and a tree branch reached out of the woods and cloth lined me. Put new pedals on my bike and had the wrong adjustment and had a hard time clipping out. 5 or 6 tipovers on that.
 

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At least you'll get your chance to build up a bike almost from scratch.

Yeah. Like Carrie said though, no money in the budget for a new frame, that's why I was hoping this one would last for a while longer...
 

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Yeah. Like Carrie said though, no money in the budget for a new frame, that's why I was hoping this one would last for a while longer...

Bummer. I'd give you my old hard tail frame, but I don't think it would fit you. You're like 3 inches taller than me right?
 

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Bummer. I'd give you my old hard tail frame, but I don't think it would fit you. You're like 3 inches taller than me right?

I have my old HT frame, so I'm all set there. It's not preferable, but at least I can still ride. Thanks for the offer though! I'm 6'4", BTW.
 

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Let me know if you get hung up on anything. I don't imagine you would, being a bright fellow, but I could write the book on bike mechanic fark ups, since I've done and learned from pretty much all of them.
 

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Thanks Marc, I'll keep that in mind.

Assuming that Specialized doesn't come through with some sort of miracle warranty replacement I'll be transferring everything except for the cranks and FD from the FS to the HT. Should be pretty straight forward. It kinda sucks that I just cut the last of my deraileur housing to the FS bike...
 

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did you check out your warranty status? i had a similar break - chainstay not seatstay - and my lbs and jamis turned it around within a week (they both rock!)
 

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did you check out your warranty status? i had a similar break - chainstay not seatstay - and my lbs and jamis turned it around within a week (they both rock!)

I'm going to check it out, but I'm not expecting anything. They consider the rear triangle pieces to be suspension linkages, which are only warrantied for 1 year. The bike is a 2002.
 

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really? thats lame

Its very true. Thats why it really important to understand what your frame warranty really includes. Spesh says they offer a lifetime frame warranty, only they have a ton of exclusions and consider the entire rear triangle part of the suspension. Pretty lame in my book and false advertising to boot.
 
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