Another toasted frame. Did some climbing last night, today, on the uphill of an underpass into the wind, POP! I thought I broke a spoke. Gina heard the pop from behind so we both thought I broke a spoke. Checked , looked fine. Checked BB area of frame, fine. Get back on and the wheel is going side to side. Remove wheel, check for broken axle, nope. Further inspection of the frame reveals a broken chainstay.
Well, goes to show that my wheel building skills are pretty good seeing that my frames pop before way before my spokes ha ha!
First popped frame happened after 3 years and 13,000 miles. This second frame, 3 years and 14,600. I set a personal best on this one.
First frame was aluminum, second a mix of carbon and aluminum. Broken stay on this frame is again on the aluminum section.
Last frame 3 years ago at the BB area.