Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cervelo P2C

This is Jeff's Cervelo P2C after he was T-boned by a car. The forks are gone and the frame is cracked in several places. I hope he's ok.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Specialized S-Works

While I do ride a carbon road bike, I wouldn't spend my own money on a carbon mountain bike. They seem disposable.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Chain Suck Sucks

Ijunes posted this photo of his bike on bikeforums.net. Chain suck caused by a 7 mph crash trashed his chain stay. Lame. I did this to my first carbon frame, it sucks.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Litespeed Titanium

Last time was a false alarm, but this time I've really found some busted titanium. Note the carbon fork is fine.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Busted Carbon for Charity

This is from the 2004 AIDS Lifecycle charity ride. With thousands of inexperienced cyclists, you know there is going to be crashes.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Broken Shoe

If it's made of carbon, it will break. That includes the sole of your shoe.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Broken Bars

Another set of broken bars.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Recall Warning: Cannondale Ships Without Dork Disk

Special warning, the 2009 Cannondale Six 5, Six 6, Six Carbon 5 and Six Carbon 6 Bicycles shipped without the dork disk installed. If you take your bike back to your LBS they will happily install one for you. More details.

No Carbon Wednesday: Take the Bike off the Roof Rack

Take the bike off of the roof rack, then drive in to the garage.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Another Casualty of 'Cross

Another 'cross race, another broken carbon seat post. 

Monday, March 16, 2009

Bunny Hop Disaster

If you are going to bunny hop a ditch, you had better make it. Otherwise you may break your steerer and DNF.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Truck vs Bike

Mark send me some photos of his bike after he was hit by a truck. This is the first time I've ever seen a broken cassette.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Damn Potholes

Damn those potholes in New York. They not only destroyed this fork, but the frame as well.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Cranks are Still Falling Off

Olympic rowing gold medalist Malcolm Howard is so powerful he just snaps the cranks off of his bike.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Orbea Orca Crushed by Truck

Mike had his 2009 Orbea Orca run over by a truck, cracking the frame in five places. His Reynolds carbon rear wheel, also run over, only needed to be trued.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Car vs Bike

Todays story is close to home. A car hit a car which hit a local training ride, destoying a lot of bikes and sending two guys I ride with to hospital. Luckily nobody was seriously injured. Before careful out there. The news has a bit more info.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Broken Colnago

Paride Grillo's Colnago which broke during the Tour of Belgium in 2006.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

No Carbon Wednesday: Back Falls Off

Pedal too hard, bike breaks in half.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Busted Wheel

Here is an extreme close up of a carbon rim. Its days are over.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Another Pinarello

I posted a Pinarello on Friday. Here is another one, a Prince this time, broken in the same place.