Friday, July 8, 2011

Bontrager Seatpost

From Steve:
Anyway, my contribution is nothing overly dramatic as some of the entries are by any means but it’s still busted carbon. This shot is of a friend’s seat post sometime after he adjusted the saddle height. My guess is the possible over-torque of the clamp at the old height. Just a guess; either way, it failed.
Still, a broken post can be unpleasant.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

S-Works SL

From Jeff:
after incident with a car at 35mph my bike is in pieces an I have multiple broken bones as result

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Spinergy Rev-X

From Juho:

Vodka bottle got jammed somehow between the blades or something while I was driving fast as I could from liquer store to home here in Finland. Carrying the bottle in some sag while driving from lower position. Note to self: Don't ever do that again. Somewho I survived with only 4 stitches on chin.

Vodka in the spokes? Don't know if I can blame the wheel.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Giro de San Fran

From Ted:

Monday, July 4, 2011

Child Abuse

From Daniel:

Yet another victim of the roof carrier system and garage combination and an absent-minded father.
The conversation went as follows:
Father: How was your day?
Son: Pretty rubbish actually.
Father: It’s about to get worse...
Son: Where is my bike??

Friday, July 1, 2011

JRA: Trek Asploded

Forwarded to me by Aaron:
I was not there when this happened but this is the story as it was related to me. She spent a few days in the hospital over this. On a normal ride with friends and frame let go. She obviously went down and was injured but not severely. She says it just plain let go in the middle of riding, There as no impact or crash involved. From the look of the front end of the bike I have to say I believe it.
Just Riding Along: BOOM!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Too much power

From Jon:
Just 'popped' when I stood up to do a fast sprint around a slow rider on the local W&OD bike trail.

Monday, June 20, 2011

I'm back, again.

Hopefully it goes a little better this time. From Max:

Went racing yesterday in the “Ride for Life” at Centennial Park in Sydney. Had had a good week of training with about 350kms under my belt from riding to Terrigal on Tuesday and so felt good for the ride. Coming into the second last lap was in the front third of the group when some guys in front touched wheels and created a domino effect that took out about 20 guys with 5 ending up in hospital and one with a punctured lung. I managed to mostly avoid it but got pushed into a barricade and when I looked down my bike was in two pieces.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Zertz Again

Specialized has figured out how to make carbon parts even weaker. Put a big hole in the middle.

I was sprinting through busy downtown San Jose traffic with a guy a
fixed gear when my seatpost went "ka-RACK." Fixie kid laughed. I might
have said some naughty words.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thank you for voting

Because you did vote for Glenowyn, didn't you? In thanks, here is a fresh bunch of busted carbon.

Faithful readers, I need you help

Faithful readers, I need you help. A friend of mine, Glenowyn Carlson is trying to win an entry into BC Bike Race, but she needs more votes. Please go vote for her. If she wins an entry, she promises to break some carbon during the race.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I have no words.

Friday, April 8, 2011

I'm back: Svein Tuft breaks aerobars during TT

I'm back, and I'm going to revive this blog. Sorry, life got in the way for the past many months.

He hit a bump in the road and cracked off one of his carbon aero bar extensions, and unfortunately it was the one with the controller for his rear derailleur attached.

With the bar dangling from the electric wire used to shift his Shimano Di2, and more tight turns, speed bumps and descents in the coming three kilometres, Tuft continued to plow ahead, much to the amazement of his directeur sportif, Steve Bauer.

Svein Tuft is my hero.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Specialized Parody Ad

TTTEParody posted a Specialized Parody Ad on YouTube with a reference to at the end. I'm famous.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Barry Wicks' Carbon Bars

On Stage 4 of the BC Bike Race, Barry Wicks managed to crash hard 2km from the end of the stage, breaking his carbon bars, but still managed to win the stage and the race. Thanks to Normon fot the photo.