I was at the local performance bike shop, stocking up on some tubes when I saw this in the mechanics area:
How does this even happen? I think it's an Al frame.
No idea, hope the rider is ok. Maybe the guy hit something straight front, like a wall or something.
Samurai sword slice.
2013 Felt 960 29er MTB. 1,336.2 miles
2013 Raleigh Revenio 2.0. 813.5 miles
Actually that is likely a frame crack that was warrantied but not yet stripped. To prevent dumpster divers from taking warranty units and restoring them(becoming liable) the companies mandate cut/destroy now... I got one before that policy wave happened.
Aviation Mechanic, Bike racer, Fitness Equipment Restorer
Dialed it up...
And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong (end sarcasm)
'12 Scott Foil Team Issue, '08 Carl Strong Titanium, '07 Cervelo R3
Thank God HIPAA rules dont extend to the mechanics bay
2012 Scott CR1 Team
2011 Felt Z-85
2005 Jamis Durango Sport
The rest of the frame/components look to be in good shape. I think the roof rack + garage is a good guess. The bike was probably almost new... or maybe the guy had just taken it home?
It still has the seatpost and wheel reflectors mounted.
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headtube not yet mounted
i bet that guy returned the bike...