Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by Globalti, 27 Apr 2010.
Found this in Weight Weenies:
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....
so did it just break or is that a result of a major crash?
It just broke while the (heavy) rider was climbing a hill.
good job he wasn't going down hill
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.
Weight weenieing + heavy rider = common sense fail.
The failure seems to have started in the weld at the bottom of the seat tube then spread into the down tube.
How heavy was the rider? If you don't mind me asking?
Lucky it didn't cut his foot off.
Looks to be about the thickness of a coke tin.
Ahem. Davy Walnuts.
yes, that is some seriously thin tubing!
Would be interesting to know the make of frame and how old it was when it failed.
Its a 2005 model Token MTB. Full suspension model. EEk.
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