Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2nd Busted Look Seatpost

From Richard:
The brief story is my first Look seatpost broke after 2 years. The Look replacement (warranty) broke in 10 minutes at the exact same location. Look is scratching their head and generally not wanting to replace the replacement. For the record I weigh 165 lbs and ride a Look 585.
10 minutes has to be a record.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Destroyed Olmo

From Eric:
Plowed into a guy that crashed in front of me at a crit a few years back. Had the frame for 2 weeks.
Damn, that sucks.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Look 486

From Bryan:
A mini van made an illegal left turn directly in front of me, I was going 26mph when I hit the windshield with my head.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Bontrager Carbon Fiber Fork Failure

Over a Cozy Beehive, there was a photo and some analysis of a carbon fork failure.
I had an accident in May where the actual blades suddenly failed. It was a bontrager carbon fiber fork. The bike was a friend's, and had been ridden quite a bit. It failed right as I got up to sprint. Nonetheless, it was on flat ground, and wasn't involved in a crash.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Broken Handlebar

From a mountain bike race in Singapore. Less than 500m in to the race. You can't win if you don't finish.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Broken Lemond Seatstay

From John:
Here is a photo of a broken carbon seatstay – got hit by an oncoming car that turned left into me as I crossed an intersection. By the way, Calfee repaired this and you can’t tell it was broken.