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  • petesam
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    so:

    …that’s a bummer. Thought it might be happy viewing for people who could enjoy the last five miles of their ride today, on their bike and not by foot.

    need a new frame i guess. Trying to think of good steel XC frames (for 100mm forks) that i might be able to find on the Bay or otherwise. Cove Handjob and Charge Duster spring to mind. Any other thoughts?

    Get a cromag and be done with it. 😛

    Or an evil. 😛

    timbur
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    eBay it. Loads of life left in that frame yet :O)

    Kinesis or Genesis might be worth eBaying for.

    petesam
    Member

    ha ha, no doubt i’d be able to convince someone that it was just a bit of “normal wear, maybe a respray needed, but would build into a lovely classic fixie… probably get more than i paid for it!

    aye, cheers for the suggestions folks, i’ll get on the bay. quite fancy an orange P7 too – got that big truss on the head-tube/down-tube junction that would stop this from happening!

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    Rock lobster 853 might be a nice replacement?

    DT78
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    Love my duster – does that help? I’d look at genesis cores as well.

    That snappage looks really nasty, were you running longer forks?

    As for a trail repair, I’ve seen someone who managed to wedge a bit of wood between the broken tubes. Worked enough to get home slowly

    steve_b77
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    A Cove handjob would be a fine replacement

    RealMan
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    Howd you do that?

    Xylene
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    What size was that Wanga?

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    Cove Handjob… 8)

    Great bit of kit, you won’t be dissapointed..

    petesam
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    ha ha, no i was running 100mm forks. did have a bit of a bail earlier, but didn’t notice anything and carried on for 45 minutes with no problems (and some pretty sketchy fast rocky downhills too 😕 ) until it just went all weird and squelchy on me while i was going uphill – got to be the first frame that snapped going uphill! Though I imagine it must have got the beginnings of a crack when I bailed earlier…meh

    Tied an inner-tube around it for a while but that didn’t do a lot of good…

    petesam
    Member

    ooh. pink…hmmm, found a couple of nice (white) ones on the bay that look like they’ll go for £170-£200 range. probably reasonable… do everything, go everywhere bike? suit me nicely. not sure about pink though 😕

    was a 19″ frame – now a bit shorter reach, and a bit less slack head-tube angle!

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    Wangas seem prone to fractures.

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    Bfe??? Loving mine at the moment!

    mattp
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    another non carbon frame in failure shocker!

    stanley
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    I cracked my Wanga in a big crash, was gutted as I loved that frame.
    Anyway, replaced it with a Cove Handjob. Like the Cove even more but I did have to get new forks too. Mine is an 07 model, so can have up to a 130mm fork. All wrong with a 100mm but 120mm is just right. Think the older ones would be ok with a 100mm fork though.

    Tom83
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    Atleast it cracked going up hill i guess!

    Bfe??? Loving mine at the moment!

    I’ve got a Bfe frame for sale on here at the moment, could do you a nice price to get you riding again sooner if you want!

    that’s a bummer, dude
    seems a strange place for it to fail – does the wall thickness change around that bit?

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    It looks wangared to me!

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    I reckon that’ll buff out.

    brant
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    does the wall thickness change around that bit?

    yes.

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