Frame rub – how much before I die?
Bit OT but after looking at buying some secondhand forks, quite a few people seem to think that large amounts of cable rub is normal wear and tear. I’ve seen forks with massive gouges in the crown. Why not patch it as soon as it rubs? Also lising frame rub “due to loading on a bike rack” as being normal annoys me, no need, just bit a bit more careful. Damage from rock strikes, crashes, etc is fine though 🙂Posted 4 years ago
I set off for a ride and realise the back of the bike felt funny. Looking down I saw a nice big tyre bulge. I returned to the garage and noticed the bulge had been rubbing against the frame and had removed the paint.
How thick are the rear stays on a Scott Strike? The spoke is there to give some scale. The dent is about 1/2 the thickness of the spoke.
Next to a spoke
With a spokePosted 4 years ago
plus_one – It wasn’t there yesterday when I fitted a new chain, nor was the bulge in the tyre. From this I conclude that the the spilt, bulge and frame rub occurred at some point during the 7 mile ride I did yesterday.
Not sure about you but I find stopping to clean my bike every few miles ruins the flow of the ride, let alone my Strava times 😉Posted 4 years agono_eyed_deerMember
Like. How. Do. People. Actually. Do. This. To. Bikes?? 😯
…surely a cursory glance now and then, just to check things over, perhaps to see where things *might* be rubbing, etc… might be a good idea?
Mine are practically licked clean from top to bottom after every ride. Jeez. 😯Posted 4 years agomangatankMember
Bloody Nora rickmeister, that’s some of the nastiest cable wear I’ve ever seen. You live a charmed life clearly. Trouble is, it can happen very quickly, often within one or two rides. Forks are a classic danger point for cables sawing their way through the aluminium. A little preventative helicopter or duck tape sorts it out though.Posted 4 years ago
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