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will my frame and fork fail catastrophically one day(9 posts)

will my frame and fork fail catastrophically one dayishmael
Sep 16, 2002 10:12 PM
hOW WAS the spelling?, will my aluminum starship frame crumble beneath me three years from now(about 36,00 miles,..250 a week)? Will I get to hear warning signs first, some creaking. Will I say "oo the bb is creaking again". But as always it wont be the bb. Or the front derailuer or the chainring or cranks or even the skewers(which it is almost every other time). It'll be a huge hairline crack running down the bottom tube, through the bb and out the chainstay. It opens up like a windsock on bumps but when sitting at home its not even visable. And then one day, "snap! crackle ahhhhh!" and I'm wondering why my bike broke. And they'll say "it was super thin aluminum, you can squeez it with you finger and thumb and make it squish, it wasnt going to last forever. We gave you a three year warranty." ..."But it wasnt quite three years!" ..."ooo, your right, you, my lucky friend get a brand new squishy bike!" AAahhhhhhh!
June 14, 2008 4:11 PMCrankist
Sep 17, 2002 5:16 AM
Complete frame disintegration, but you will fall into a pile of tall, soft grass. Attractive women who is raking
will bore you two children, then take you for every cent.
June 14, 2008 4:11 PMishmael
Sep 17, 2002 5:38 AM
That doesnt sound too bad. Does that approach work with women? Because I've been practicing my crashing...I'm forced to correct your grammar, it's "bare" not "bore".
She may "bare" and then "bear" your children but not if you're aMel Erickson
Sep 17, 2002 8:47 AM
"bore" and certainly not if you're a "boar".
I'm glad you posted that Mel :-) nmMJ
Sep 18, 2002 2:09 AM
GTM, EST, DST or other???? which??? nmMB1
Sep 17, 2002 5:42 AM
re: will my frame and fork fail catastrophically one dayaliensporebomb
Sep 17, 2002 6:06 AM
If you're too afraid of riding it I'm sure I can find
something to do with it. Maybe use it as a wall hanging.
Send to:

Free Bikes Inc. c/o "Big Louie"
Box 23
Panama Canal, 38
you're not a 300lb gorilla, right?weiwentg
Sep 17, 2002 10:44 AM
it should last quite a while.
my friend tore the front-D braze-on out of his C'Dale 2.8. the darn thing was maybe 10 years old. it had been ridden hard, although he wasn't doing anything crazy when he broke it, just normal riding. your frame will eventually fail, though, especially given that it's very light tubing. I don't know how long that would take. how heavy are you and how hard do you pedal? if you're a pro rider, I have heard perhaps 5 years (that is just hearsay).
if you want a lifetime warranty, you would want a Cannondale. they're not superlight, but in truth, the 0.6lbs difference in claimed weight between my TCR and a C'Dale wouldn't make a significant difference for me. I got a TCR because it was cheap.
Sep 18, 2002 2:00 AM
All bikes made after September 11, 2001 are designed to last on an average, 2 1/2years. 3 1/2 years if you only put 40-45 miles aweek on it. To guard against unauthorized frame longevity, there is a small pyrotechnic charge implanted in your top tube where it connects to the steer tube. The only bikes that don't come with this age limiter are Huffy, mongoose, and Pacific...but with them its not really necessary is it? There is no getting around this either, the charge will detonate if its tampered with.