Got home tonight. Was, probably still go out on a bike ride. Well, phone message was from bike friend, one of whom we are going on a 360 mile tour this coming week.
Anyway. It is probably still on. Pat fell off his seat at 20 mph going down hill. Lucky not faster. Problem.
The binder bolt on the seat tube fractured from fatigue. Seat fell off. Pat fell off the bike. Luckily seems no bones broken. His back side is a real case of road rash. Hopes he will be ok.
In regular maintenance, do we think of secondary parts, like binder bolts.? We concentrate on drive trains.
This composite frame bike is only two years old. Guess, he is lucky. 20 mph.