Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Dave sent me a photo of his bike and he says:
I saw your website yesterday and thought you might like to see the attached image. It is a photo of my broken and much loved Pedalforce RS2 whcih is sadly hanging in the garage awaiting its end. I was in a road race in England when a rider in front of me touched wheels with someone else and fell onto my front wheel; I went down hard breaking a collarbone. The bike as relatively undamaged the only broken parts where the top tube, the saddle and the forks. The forks did not break but the bond between the steerer and the crown broke. The bike went upside down on impact , when the saddle hit the road the force stretching the tube resulted in it almost breaking, there are a few strands holding it together, though the frame still feels very stiff.
Ouch. It was a beautiful bike, but I'm glad he's ok.
Monday, November 17, 2008
The infamous Spinergy Rev-X. A number of catastrophic failures caused Spinergy to pull these wheels off of the market. This was in the 90s, before digital cameras were everywhere, so there aren't that many good photos of them. The Spinergy Accidents page only exists in the Internet Archive Wayback Machine now. Soon these wheels will be completely forgetten.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Here is the story on this one:
This racer tried to sneak a right turn in at full speed, got his wheel caught under a pickup truck's tire, and snapped his carbon fork. I heard it from a block away and went back to help. He was dancing around in pain. Spectators were telling him he was in shock. He said, I'm not in shock. I'm in pain.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
This isn't carbon, but I'm posting it anyway. It's from a thead on bikeforums.net.
Please take a look at the attached picture where my bike frame broke (I am not going into the details of how this happened). Is this covered by the warranty? How do I go about getting this fixed? Will I need to buy a new frame?
1) Probably not
2) You can't
I'm not sure what he did to break his frame like this, and he's not saying. However, I'm pretty sure that Cervelo won't be replacing it for free.