Hi, y'all, here's a new one.
Sunday afternoon I went out for a late ride. About 9 miles in, I started hearing a HORRIBLE popping/ crunching noise coming from somewhere on my bike (Madone 5.2). It got so loud that I could actually feel it and I was afraid that my frame was about to fail.
I got it to a school parking lot and looked it over best I could and couldn't see anything visibly wrong. Called my friend to pick me up and, on Monday morning, took the bike in to the lbs.
The guys test rode it and heard/ felt what I was talking about but couldn't quite track it down. So I left it there for them to tear down and try to see what's up.
I just spoke with the Mechanic and he told me that the non-drive side bearing in the Bottom Bracket and completely asploded and fell out in chunks and pieces. Nobody at the lbs had ever seen anything like it (which makes me feel pretty unique, lol). They actually took pictures of it! lol.
Anyway, Trek has a new bearing inbound and under warranty and I should have it back Friday evening.
Kind of an odd situation and I thought I'd share.