Friday, February 27, 2009

Pinarello F4:13

I've posted this bike once before, but now I have more photos and details.

Arech says:
I was racing and deviate a race accident, i didn't lost the control, i was estable but the front road lock, my body was back and made an handspike, the frame broke, and i fell!
Translated to English it apparently means:

1) He was racing.
2) He avoided running into a crash ahead of him.
3) He locked the front wheel (brake).
4) He started to go over the handlebars.
5) The frame broke.
6) He crashed to the ground, frame already broken.

I find it hard to believe hitting the brakes can destroy your frame, but stranger things have happened.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Busted TT Bike

Ted send me a good write up about the Missouri State Time Trial. He ended up with heat stroke and crashed a few times, unfortuneatly his bike didn't survive.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I have no idea

I have no idea -- but I thought it was funny.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ruined Forks

These forks are done, but the wheel looks ok.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Specialized S-Works Roubaix

Ray sent me this picture of his bike. He didn't crash it, it just cracked a few inches in front of the bottom bracket. If you have any photos, please send them to me.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Campy Cranks

There is a chunk of carbon missing from this crank, but it's no big deal, it's still rideable. 

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Smashing Bikes at School

I'm not sure what they are doing over at the Open University, but it looks like they re having fun smashing frames.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Cranks Fall Off

Why are so many cranks falling off? It's an epidemic!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Carbon Crank

Here is a broken crank. I didn't even know people were using carbon cranks in 2002.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Carbon Forks

Looks like no name forks on a no name bike. Why spend the money for a carbon bike if it isn't covered in logos?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Spinergy Rev-X

This one is a little hard to see, but what you are seeing is the remains of a Spinergy Rev-X wheel. Only one bladed carbon spoke and a small segment of the rim remains.

Colnago Carbon Crank

What's inside a carbon crank? Foam.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Carbon Bar Ends

A set of broken carbon bar ends. I didn't know people still used bar ends, I thought that was a 90s thing.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Broken XC Frame

Just a short clip showing a break in what appears to be the down tube.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Max Plaxton Talks About Breaking His Seatpost

Max Plaxton talks about breaking his carbon seat post. It cost him the Canadian national cyclocross title, but he still finished 3rd. Jump to the 36 second mark of the video.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Broken in two.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Crank Falls Off

Crank arms seem to fall off a lot these days. I've seen it on the road, cyclocross and the track. It's always funny to see somebody try and walk with a crank stuck to their foot.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Busted Bars

A break like this is fairly common with carbon bars. Always check your bars after a crash.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cervelo Steerer

Another broken steerer tube. Thanks to Quentin for the picture.