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    I let the dogs out AlphaDogg's Avatar
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    Broken headtube... (not mine)

    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.
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    No idea, hope the rider is ok. Maybe the guy hit something straight front, like a wall or something.

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    My guess is a garage door and a roof rack were involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ultraman6970 View Post
    No idea, hope the rider is ok. Maybe the guy hit something straight front, like a wall or something.
    That's what I was thinking. Maybe a ton of curb hopping weakened the welds and then a large blow, like hitting a wall at low speed or a bump at high speed caused it just to give. Unfortunately, I can't post this picture a lot because it bears a striking resemblance to my Fuji.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post

    How does this even happen?
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    Dialed it up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa View Post
    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
    That's interesting. So Performance cuts it before they send it back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbikerinpa View Post
    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.
    I doubt they would chop it before stripping the parts from it. That would make headset removal more difficult than it has to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaDogg View Post
    I doubt they would chop it before stripping the parts from it. That would make headset removal more difficult than it has to be.
    Dead on detective work there, kudos. So when are you gonna be replacing your Fuji?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dnuzzomueller View Post
    Dead on detective work there, kudos. So when are you gonna be replacing your Fuji?
    ...my fuji is just fine.
    Last edited by AlphaDogg; 08-22-12 at 09:19 PM.
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    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong (end sarcasm)
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    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong.
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by eric01 View Post
    And this is why I don't ride aluminum frames... they will explode if I look at it wrong (end sarcasm)
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    i bet that guy returned the bike...

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    Quote Originally Posted by abstractform20 View Post
    i bet that guy returned the bike...
    And said, this just happened as I was riding along.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jed19 View Post
    And said, this just happened as I was riding along.........

    i saw a bike today...right side only bartape tear and shifter scuff/scratches, with a broken (snapped) derailleur hanger, and apparently the rear derailleur was also actually bent...it happened when he was justing riding to work.

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