Swinley Ride today – who broke what, I’ll start…
Yes, I did hear about this and what a rotten thing to happen. I heard it was a Soda Ti and still under warranty, is that correct? (another Ti owner here but different manufacturer).
Do hope it gets sorted quickly for you. It’s a shame that you will remember this ride for the wrong reasons 🙁Posted 9 years agodoboMember
What is it with forum rides, this is the 2nd Ti frame i’ve seen crack now. bad luck, your face was a picture though 🙂
I killed one of my rear pads in the morning so rode with front only in afternoon which wasn’t a problem really but checked the fronts tonight and i wore the pads right down to a wafer thin layer, had 6 months out of them so happy really.Posted 9 years agobikeyMember
I broke a spoke in my back wheel! It happened during the afternoon ride. We had just riden the corkscrew and fu_manchu said there was some nice drop offs near by. I think it happened there but didnt notice it untill we were about a K from getting back to the Lookout. A quick trip to Berkshire Bikes in Crowthorne high street on the way home and then stuck in on the jig and trued it up when I got home. Job done.
I know its only a spoke compared to the broken Ti frame of auricgoldfinger but you did ask “who broke what on the swinley ride”?
MattPosted 9 years agoWorldClassAccidentMember
Well all I broke was the seal on a bottle of Sloe Gin which made it necessary to drink it and of course my ankle had completely given up by lunchtime.
Great ride in the morning and looking foirward to seeing you all at the Big Bike Bash. There will now be a prize for the most expensive/best mechanical failure during the Big bike Bash!Posted 9 years ago
Sandwich, was that you on the red Orange full-suss? If so, I was just behind you. I saw you shoot off from the start, and the first couple of turns were ok, but you seemed to pick up speed very rapidly. I was thinking ‘blimey, this bloke’s a pretty decent downhiller!’
For about 30 seconds.
Then, you just went straight on, at one sharp bend. I was going too fast to slow down, and too frightened of people piling into the back of me, to stop, but glad to see you were ok.
It did look good, mind. Full marks for style. Top crash of the day?Posted 9 years ago
auricgoldfinger – letting it know how it felt as he realised he had more bikes to ride.Posted 9 years agogeetee1972Member
I’m amazed that you managed to crack a Ti frame, but then I am more amazed that other people report this to be something they’ve seen quite a lot before. Ti frames were always marketed as being able to last a life time – the material doesn’t fatigue like aluminium or corrode like steel.
It always used to be written in the MTB press that welding titanium is notoriously hard and is one of the reasons why Ti frames were always so expensive. But the price of Ti frames seems to have almost halved over the last 15 years because of cheaper building and material costs.
I wonder whether the quality is there with these ‘cheap’ Ti frames that are being manufactured in low cost locations.Posted 9 years ago
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