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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 08-17-08, 01:56 PM   #1
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Broken part :( help

This part that secures the seat tube in the frame snapped today after being cracked for a while. I was a dumb **** and tightened it too far and make it crack in the first place. Does this mean I'm going to replace the frame or can I just have this part replaced? I apologize for the huge pic but tiny pic is sucking and wont let me re upload it to msg board size..

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Old 08-17-08, 02:01 PM   #2
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From what it looks like you can just buy a new seatpost clamp and be done with it. Just pull it off the seat tube and take it to your LBS and get a new one.
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From what it looks like you can just buy a new seatpost clamp and be done with it. Just pull it off the seat tube and take it to your LBS and get a new one.
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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Old 08-17-08, 02:18 PM   #5
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Don't be too hard on yourself. I wish BD would spend $1 more on their seatpost clamps. They're some heavy soft metal.
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Time to utilize the spare parts bucket in the back of your shop closet.
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Luckily, you broke the cheapest part on the bike.
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True, problem solved got it measured with a caliper they had to special order the size. Arg I'm itching to ride though!
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