Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Anthony Skorochod of www.cyclingcaptured.com posted a bunch of great photos from the Mengoni Grand Prix. I've done enough races in the rain to guess what happened. I recognize those expressions of pain. It looks like lots of road rash and broken bikes, but I think everybody walked away.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Don sent me these photos of his Zipp 404. The was pushed into the barriers during a crit, breaking 7 bones and his Zipp 404. His
Somehow Zipp managed to rebuild the wheel. Hopefully Don won't be off the bike for too long.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
I received these photos of a Principa Revolution with no details of what happened. It's not a brand I am familiar with, but it looked like it was a nice bike. I wish I had some details, but the damage does look like crash damage.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
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Monday, September 14, 2009
Filipe just sent me this on Twitter. It looks like Jeremy Honorez gets pushed into a post and his bike explodes. Watch the YouTube video. His team has posted some news about the crash, sounds like he's in rough shape. Hope he makes a full recovery.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Paul sent me these before & after pictures of his Specialized Tarmac. He didn't give many details, but it looks like he had his top tube repaired. I would have preferred a new frame.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Kurt sent me these photos of a pair of 1972 Cinelli Giro D'Italia handlebars. Over the years the sweat from his hands has caused corrosion to pit the bars nearly all the way through. Just a reminder to everybody still using aluminum bars, you should replace them every 37 years or so.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Another submission from Anthony. This one is surprising because the Tri-Cross forks look a lot stronger than most cyclocross forks. I guess look sstrong isn't the same as is strong.
The poor guy who owns this Specialized Tri-Cross bike was descending a hill at speed when the fork suddenly snapped clean off at the crown! The guy was wearing a helmet luckily but told me that sometimes he doesn't bother! I reckon even as it was he is lucky to be alive!The bike in question was only six months old and had not been used off-road - in the way that the cyclo-cross style marketing of this model hints at. Only knows how long it might have lasted if it had been used off-road!!!! The guy took it straight to his dealer after talking to me and later commented that they'd taken it off him pretty quick! As an experienced mechanic I can honestly say that this is the scariest failure of a carbon fork to date!
Friday, September 4, 2009
Chris sent me these photos of his 2007 Trek Madone 5.9SL Team. He says:
In sept of 2008 I was out for a ride in Seattle on the bike trail near the UW campus. I was riding eastbound through an intersection and was t-boned on the right by a northbound subaru (thank goodness it was a low profile vehicle). It hit my right pedal and bent the dura ace crank past the right chain stay. The left chain stay was broken as well as the seat tube. I was flipped onto the hood and the bike was punched out into the intersection. I also cracked my giro pneumo helmet but not my head. Aside from a few nice bruises and scrapes on my legs and some sore back muscles, I walked away from the crash.
Wow, he's very lucky to walk away from a crash like that.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Joshua sent this one in. 3 months old. Fell over. Toast.
It's not unexpected for a frame to break when it gets crashed into a concrete block at 40+ km/h, but when it just tips over and breaks, I think that hurts the most.