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Poll - Which frames take the most abuse(6 posts)

Poll - Which frames take the most abuseChainstay
Dec 4, 2002 5:33 PM
Track, road race climbing, road race sprint, triathlete, century rides or loaded touring

I say road race sprint is tops and triathlete is least
re: cheap ones? 8-()cyclopathic
Dec 4, 2002 6:36 PM
and how do define abuse? high miles? bad roads? bunch sprint racks?
re: cheap ones? 8-()Chainstay
Dec 4, 2002 7:19 PM
Define it that way if you like but I was thinking of the stresses from riding
it is very specificcyclopathic
Dec 4, 2002 8:17 PM
for instance touring frames crack from pannier weight not riding per say, century/audax bikes from high miles/fatigue.

with respect to sprinting I can only imagine what kind of forces applied to Cippo's bike when he accelerates. The only reason we don't see frames crack under him, 'cause he doesn't keep them long.

Most pro race bike failures I've seen fall either into "stupid light", "let them test it" or results of previous crashes.

In non-pro circut guys who ride 50-80 centuries a year, tour with 80lbs probably more likely to ride frame to death. They are not technofads and don't drop a bike 'cause there's new model out this year.
re: Poll - Which frames take the most abuseswvegg
Dec 4, 2002 7:04 PM
The one's used at Paris-Roubaix.
Whichever one crashes.Humma Hah
Dec 4, 2002 8:33 PM
Nothing I've ever seen beats a whole peloton going down in a heap at high speed for trashing a bunch of high-priced equipment.