Wednesday, February 13, 2008

So You Think Only Clydesdales Can Break Frames

On my 2nd lap Sunday at Elings Park, I felt my seat get a little soft.

I thought the bolt on my seat had come loose, so I continued up the new singletrack that parallels the fireroad climb. Once I got to the top I got off of my seat and was expecting to quickly tighten the bolt and be on my way.

You can imagine my surprise when I saw the rather large crack in my frame. Thank goodness the seatpost supported the seat tube well enough for me to not impale myself. That could have been a good ouch.

I took the bike to see Dave and Luke and they were pretty impressed that a 160 pounder could break a frame.

I guess it proves that an out of shape 48 year old can still put some stress on a bike frame. The good news is that it has a lifetime warranty on it.

The bad news is, that the new frame might not be in time to race this weekend. That may be a good thing, since the dish of humble pie I'm certain to get served never tastes that great.

See ya out there!


TnA said...

Hmm...did you have enough seatpost inserted in there?? ;-)

Tom Anhalt

Greg Knowles said...

Of Course Tom! I know the engineer in you would love to check it out. Too Late! ;o)