Snapped frame picture.

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Globalti, 27 Apr 2010.

  1. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Found this in Weight Weenies:

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    Yikes!
     
  2. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    s'wot you get when you use that lightweight alu-minimum stuff to makes bikes out of.
    now when i was lad - they was all made out of steel and lasted forever....
     
  3. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    so did it just break or is that a result of a major crash?
     
  4. OP
    OP
    Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    It just broke while the (heavy) rider was climbing a hill.
     
  5. numbnuts

    numbnuts Legendary Member

    Location:
    North Baddesley
    good job he wasn't going down hill :tongue:
     
  6. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

    Location:
    Somerset UK
    One of the many reasons I prefer steel - though my first ever aluminium bike is still in one piece at the moment. Hope it doesn't do that.
     
  7. GrahamG

    GrahamG Veteran

    Location:
    Bristol
    Weight weenieing + heavy rider = common sense fail.
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    The failure seems to have started in the weld at the bottom of the seat tube then spread into the down tube.
     
  9. Bond

    Bond New Member

    How heavy was the rider? If you don't mind me asking?
     
  10. dan_bo

    dan_bo How much does it cost to Oldham?

    Location:
    Failsworth
    Lucky it didn't cut his foot off.
     
  11. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    Looks to be about the thickness of a coke tin.
     
  12. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Ahem. Davy Walnuts.
     
  13. e-rider

    e-rider crappy member

    Location:
    South West
    yes, that is some seriously thin tubing!
     
  14. raindog

    raindog er.....

    Location:
    France
    Would be interesting to know the make of frame and how old it was when it failed.
     
  15. arallsopp

    arallsopp Post of The Year 2009 winner

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    Its a 2005 model Token MTB. Full suspension model. EEk.
     
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