Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Northern NJ
Bikes: Spectrum Titanium Super, Cinelli Supercorsa, Fat Chance Yo Eddy
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Is my frame cracked?
Did a pretty hard ride on my 16 year old mtb (steel frame) earlier last week...probably the hardest I have ridden it in years. A couple of days later, I take the same bike out on the road for some steep road climbs. On the climbs, as I'm really pushing the pedals and putting pressure on the handlebars, I hear a random creaking noise coming from somewhere on the bike. For some reason, I decided to grab the top tube...and the noise stops. I can feel the top tube shaking as I ride, and when I let go, the creaking noise comes back.
Is my top tube cracked? I looked it over and see a place that looks simply like a scratch in the paint, but I suppose could be a crack...