Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-22-12, 01:10 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hello I'm new , so's my broken ankle

I'm new to the forum but now I've broken my ankle I've got a lot of time on my hands.

I've had to undergo surgery to screw a stainless steel plate to the broken bone after falling off my Dahon Cadenza outside sunny Cricklewood station.

Unfortunately, as I peddled off, the saddle, seat post and the top part of the frame snapped clean off around the seat post stay, resulting in me falling to the floor and breaking my ankle.

After the accident the saddle, BioLogic PostPump seat post, seat post clamp and the severed top part of the frame were all still together.
The frame had been creaking in the days leading up to the failure.
My concern is that the design of the BioLogic PostPump will encourage a failure of this nature.

I commuted to work every day for years when I lived in London on a Scott S2 hybrid and loved it.
When the family moved out to Hertfordshire I tried a loads of ways to get cycling into my daily commute that also involves a 25 mile train ride.
The latest solution was the Dahon Cadenza on the train and getting off 3 stops early. This gave me a 5 mile cycle each way, potentially saving 1000 on my yearly train pass.

I've been laid up for a month now, can't wait to get the cast off in a weeks time and start riding again.

I would hate to think that someone else could suffer the same fate as me.

Has anyone else had similar experiences with a Dahon Cadenza?

Last edited by harpoc; 09-22-12 at 01:43 PM. Reason: wrong message in wrong forum
harpoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-22-12, 04:57 PM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
10 Wheels's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 31,002
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 708 Post(s)
Welcome to Bike Forums from a 70 y/o Texas road rider.
Fred "The Real Fred"
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:07 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.