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I cracked my frame!

Postby snedden9485 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:09 pm

Noticed a shocking noise in the spec this morn. Sounded like the BB was creaking really bad. Threw her up on the stand for a clean b4 and noticed a massive crack on the bottom tube near the front bottle holder. It is cracked almost right around! Its only 7000km old and around 9 months old. Alloy frame..........Goooone. Into the shop 2mora for a check up and send it to factory. I sure hope they cover it or il be piiiissssed!
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby JV911 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:12 pm

the cervelo??????????????????????????????

edit: just read "the spec"
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Hebden » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:24 pm

Bummer! :(

Is that an Aluminium frame, and it cracked mid tube? I can understand at a weld but not mid tube. I am sure they will replace it pronto, maybe even get a free upgrade. :wink:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:39 pm

Did it spend much time on a trainer?

I suppose with the competition by manufacturers to make lighter frames this is going to happen from time to time.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby bowie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:04 pm

*gloats with his 40yr old aerospace forged steal bicycle" :P







*EDIT.. steeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeel* :oops:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Kalgrm » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:26 pm

bowie wrote:*gloats with his 40yr old aerospace forged steal bicycle" :P

Where did you steal it from? :)

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby im_no_pro » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:27 pm

JV911 wrote:the cervelo??????????????????????????????

edit: just read "the spec"


I thought that as well, was a little hesitant to click on the thread to find out :shock:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:28 pm

bowie wrote:*gloats with his 40yr old aerospace forged steal bicycle" :P
You're supposed to just state the obvious and then let them draw their own conclusion. :wink:

Was it Porche that once was quoted as saying something like the ideal race car finishes the race first then immediately fall apart?
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby bepboy » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:29 pm

Yep, those alloy frames - nowhere near as good as CF.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby provoked » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:32 pm

Scary - every time I hear a creak on my ride I'm always worried I've cracked something - can't imagine what would happen if it was to crack and open up down a hill :shock:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby provoked » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:34 pm

Although, then again it's a great excuse to buy a new ride :P (To Fiance: "You don't want me riding a cracked bike and falling do you?!")
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:37 pm

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby provoked » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:41 pm

Look at those legs :shock: Don't think anything would last long under those cannons :P
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby DanielS » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:42 pm

The level of worship and demonising of materials that goes on in this forum is amazing. Seriously.... its like a religious debate or something!!
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby sogood » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:46 pm

DanielS wrote:The level of worship and demonising of materials that goes on in this forum is amazing. Seriously.... its like a religious debate or something!!

No different to any other actually. :roll:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Kalgrm » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:47 pm

DanielS wrote:The level of worship and demonising of materials that goes on in this forum is amazing. Seriously.... its like a religious debate or something!!

You can't single out this forum for it. All forums are susceptible to this fervour about frame materials. We keep it civilised though (mostly ...).

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:52 pm

DanielS wrote:The level of worship and demonising of materials that goes on in this forum is amazing. Seriously.... its like a religious debate or something!!
You're catching on. Best avoid these type of threads if it upsets you. For most of us it is just a bit of entertainment. In reality we will end up buying what we want regardless.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby sogood » Tue Aug 04, 2009 2:55 pm

Nobody wrote:You're catching on. Best avoid these type of threads if it upsets you. For most of us it is just a bit of entertainment. In reality we will end up buying what we want regardless.

+1.

Also to see what's the latest novel argument people can come up with for their preferred material. Often it's good for a laugh or one can learn a thing or two. :mrgreen:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby bowie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:26 pm

yes my aerospace/plane steeeeeel is better becasue I can attach soft furry animals onto it :P


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He has little magnetic feet and paws.. Everybody say Awwwwwwwwww :P
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby stubbie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:27 pm

DanielS wrote:The level of worship and demonising of materials that goes on in this forum is amazing. Seriously.... its like a religious debate or something!!


What do you mean 'like'? It is a religious debate.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby toolonglegs » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:28 pm

photos?....love a good crack...as long it is warranty!!!!!.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby stubbie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:29 pm

bowie wrote:yes my aerospace/plane steeeeeel is better becasue I can attach soft furry animals onto it :P


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He has little magnetic feet and paws.. Everybody say Awwwwwwwwww :P



Luckily for you it's only an imitation carbon-based life form.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby m@ » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:43 pm

You could attach the rodent to any material frame, just use a zip tie around his neck :twisted:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby bowie » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:44 pm

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :P
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby JV911 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:47 pm

bowie wrote:my aerospace/plane steeeeeel


pretty sure most planes are...wait for it...aluminium alloy! :P
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