Monday, May 31, 2010

Carbon Mountain Bike

A photo from Henrik with no details. I don't recognize the brand of bike.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Scott Scale Limited

From Jeff:
Here is a Scott Scale Limited with this fracture, the frame simple broke in normal use. Sent to the store to evaluation, they refuse warranty just saying that the case was a "chain suck" and the rear derailleur shocked with the stay... no drop out broken, the owner just can not believe with the answer by the Scott!!
What happened to bike companies standing behind their product?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Busted Trek

Cyclosity posted this photo on Flickr:
A rider in the Cat 5 race at Kelly Cup/Bike Jam in Baltimore, crashed near the finish line, unfortunately don't know any more of the story.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Crash During FBD Insurance Rás

Davie alerted me about a crash during the FBD Insurance Rás.
The race was stopped today and neutralised to the finish. A jeep pulled out on the race course and several riders heading the main bunch hit it head on, incurring injuries that put them out of the race.

Three competitors from the Spanish Burgos 2016-Castilla y Leon team plus an Italian rider with the Japan – Nippo squad were badly hurt and were taken to hospital after the dramatic incident, which happened on the descent after Bellavalley Gap and approximately 30 kilometres from the finish in Carrick on Shannon.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Busted Steerer Tube

From Colin:
I recently bought a frame that came with a full carbon fork (my first fork with a carbon steer tube!) Just got done building it up, and on the test ride the handlebars felt wiggly, so I took out the fork and removed the warning sticker to find this nasty crack. The seller and I missed it because it was under the sticker but it was obvious while riding. Anyone have a fork with a steel steer tube?
Hmm... the seller missed it because it was under a sticker? You are more trusting than I.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper

A 3rd hand story from Chris:
Via a friend of a friend, he was riding behind this rider when he heard a loud crack, the rider was OK, no further info at this point.
This bike has an MSRP of $7700, we are in a recession, who can afford this type of money for a disposable bike?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Guru Photon

I received this submission with no details. Your guess is as good as mine.

Monday, May 17, 2010

BMC Tear Machine

From Kevin:
The aftermath of a collision with a car in NYC, Spring '09. My BMC Team Machine became a BMC Tear Machine.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Calfee Tandem

From Wayne:
Thanks US Air couldn't make the trip from Dallas to Bakersfield without destroying a tandem.
Oh my, that was an expensive bike.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Broken LOOK HSC5 Fork

From Mathew:
This is my LOOK HSC5 full carbon fork after impact with a tree at about 35km/h. My frame stayed together, thanks to Alloy Lugs (it's a 2003 KX Light). I can nearly guarantee a steel fork would have bent but not failed disastrously. Needless to say, a very expensive replacement is on order. The rest of the bike - absolutely no problem.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Crappy Fiber

Ron of Lugs Chicago sent me these photos. Ron's feeling towards carbon are much stronger than mine.
This unlucky fellow owned 2 Giant TCR-1s. This one cracked while crossing a railroad track that runs on an angle. Tracks were wet, kid went down, fork gave out. Knucklehead wants another. Won’t get it from us.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Be careful where you stand

From Daniel:
This is my buddy's carbon van dessel rivit. He was on the sideline watching the finish of a race in Brooklyn. A crash at the finish line sent riders and bikes flying all over. One ended up flying into his seattube and leaving a nicel little dime sized hole.
That really sucks when somebody else breaks your bike.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Busted Ransom

From Ross:
This is my second failed Scott Ransom. The first one failed because the aluminum seat post corroded to the carbon resin and became immovable. Scott replaced that frame and seat post. The pictured failure occurred when bunny-hopping a water bar. I did not get more than a few inches off the ground. The bike is 4 years old now. We'll see if Scott will replace it this time.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Trek 9800 OCLV, only 10 rides old

From Shawn:
While riding with my girlfriend in Arcadia RI. She grabbed a ¼” stick in her wheel and pulled it out. No biggie right? 5 minutes later she’s complaining that her bike “feels squishy in the back” I take a look.. & under the chainstay protector I find this..

Attempted a warranty.. nope. Sorry.. FANTASTIC!
What's the deal with Trek these days, they used to be so good with their warranties. Now I'm getting a lot of email with horror stories of Trek not standing behind their bikes.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Trek Madone 5.5

From Ryan:
This is what happens when someone is looking for something on the floor of her car and drives directly into your bike...

Happened to me on 4/9...
Ouch, that must of hurt.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ridley Excalibur

From Den in the Ukraine: JRA.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Brontrager XXX Bars

From Ben, all he says is "Impact with van."

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mavic R-SYS

From Robert:
I enjoy visiting your web site and looking at other people’s misfortune. I honestly never thought I’d be sending in a submission.

I was on a ride when a bump in the road caused the cadence/speed sensor for my Edge 705 to come loose. Needless to say, it got sucked into the rear wheel and I lost about 4 spokes.

Notice the 3 and 5 o’clock positions. I hope you can use these and thanks,
Robert Thompson.