- Whens the last time you've broken something on the bike?
The last thing I broke on a bike was me.
Seem to make a habit of that
Before that, a few years ago I broke three carbon Trek frames in a short space of time (four months)Posted 3 years ago
oh yes, just remembered, pushed a mech into a rear wheel getting too close to a rock at some speed. Wrote off a complete set of spokes and a rim, although wheel didn’t collapse on me at 20mph+ for which I am truly grateful. Thanks MavicfederalskiMember
My Easton carbon seatpost snapped in two a couple of rides ago.
Not to sure how it happened, as nothing particularly rad was happening.
It was while up the hills a few miles from my house, one thing I realise now is christ it’s tiring cycling with no seat, I had to stop a couple of times going up some hills on the way back home.Posted 3 years agomichaelmccMember
As in a frame, forks, bars etc. Talking about a full on crack or break, not just wear and tear from general use. I remember back in the day you used to hear about people snapping forks the odd time, don’t seem to hear much of that kinda talk anymore. Are people becoming less rad? 😛
I’ve cracked a freehub, but most like from general wear so doesn’t really count. I can’t think of much else! 😕Posted 3 years agocoatesyMember
A thrown up rock bent a brand new outer ring about six months ago,cracked a plastic Speedplay pedal body with a rock strike about a year back,probably another ten years back to my next previous breakage of a spoke. Worn out absolute shedloads of gear in that time though.Posted 3 years agoJonEdwardsMember
Half a dozen cracks in the rear rim on my Rocket. Want to see how long it lasts before it actually gives up the ghost.
Cracked the stem and the carbon steerer on my roadie a month or so back. (probably shouldn’t treat the speedbumps on the way down the hill as kickers at 30+mph )Posted 3 years agopaulthearcherSubscriber
in the last 16 months, 3 no frames – zesty carbon, 2 cracked, 1 cable rubbed right through.
broke fork brace on fox floats 32, repaired under warrenty
rear hub disintegrated on easton xct 70 rear wheel
couple of rear mechs 1 xtr 1 slx
Now have stopped breaking bike, now breaking myself just about bike fit after fracturing wrist!Posted 3 years agophilwarren11Member
Here we go…
In two years I’ve broken the following:
2 x chain stays (cracked) 1 on my voodoo bokor frame and one on my spesh stumpy evoPosted 3 years ago
1 x seat stay (cracked) stump evo again
2 bent zee mechs
Snapped 2 chains
1 x x9 clutch mech
One rear rim trashed and loads of spokes broken
Brake hose split
2 x chain devices – truvativ one and the other one that looks like it but just a top mount
Single chain ringskiboyMember
Pringled my rear stan’s flow ex in morzine in July.
3 yrs ago I broke 3 xo rear mechs in 5 weeks !! Mostly in granny ring while climbing ( chain length fail).Posted 3 years ago
I learned when I broke the third that if you have 3 broken rear mechs all the same you can if your lucky strips them and make a new one from the bits. So not a total waste then 80somafunkSubscriber
Last week i broke my Ultegra rear mech, hope jockey wheels, Ultegra front mech, Dura ace chain, Ultegra cassette and fubard every drive side spoke on my new Kinesis CX wheels after bunny hopping a pheasant that ran out in from of me when i was barreling down a hill, upon landing the chain jumped and threw itself off and locked up the rear wheel and also left a huge flat spot on a new Clement 40mm X’Plor Mso tyre.
Previous to this i had never broke a mech in 25+ years of riding 😐
Dunno how?, but it pulled the front mech round the down tube, broke the bolt and cracked the mech cage along with finally bending the clamp.
Can it get any worse?
Yes it can….
One week old cassette and chain – fubard!
On a plus note the mech hanger was perfectly alright.
Ho-Hum…….Posted 3 years agophiljuniorMember
Just over 3 weeks ago I ended up in a ditch (luckily a soft one) as 2 of my stem bolts on the commuter decided to shear their heads off. Couldn’t reach the brakes after that, didn’t realise the bars were still attached in any way to the bike(lower 2 bolts stayed intact)
Before that if we’re limiting ourselves to JRA, over the past 5-6 years I’ve snapped a 3 month old ti frame, an ancient and very light/skinny steel frame, a bottom bracket, found a crack all the way around a rim halfway up the braking surface, snapped a set of (road) handlebars, found small cracks in an alu frame, and probably a few other things. And then there’s the things that bent when I actually crashed them and snapped spokes etc (lost count of the number of times I’ve ridden a 31 spoke wheel on the commuter).
Oh yeah and a few chains. None (touch wood) since I put KMC on all my bikes though.Posted 3 years agorocketmanMember
Broken something? Hmm very rarely break anything. Have had stuff break jra but breaking stuff by gnar or misuse or accident…nope
Quite a contrast to the BIL who finds it impossible to ride a single lap of Cannock without breaking something. Sometimes I’d like to swap brains so I could understand just WTF he is doingPosted 3 years agoD0NKSubscriber
Cracked an RM ETSX last year, but as LBS said they couldn’t believe it had lasted so long I think it was on borrowed time anyway (all the others they sold snapped aaaages ago). 2010 I snapped an xc120, bloody loved that frame too. Have also snapped a handlebar, a seatpost, a crank, a both rails on a saddle and a fork stanchion but it was stuff from the 90s where they possibly tried to add too much lightness (or were just a bit shit). Mostly wear and tear lately rather than catastrophic failure…Posted 3 years ago
manically searches office for wooden object
I know my 6yo RS revs feel pretty damn lumpy, structurally intact tho. Is it me or do jockey wheels not seem to last long nowadays?sneakyg4Subscriber
Discovered a crack on my five’s swingarm last week, now idea how or when I did it; it had been creaking for a while, I had assumed the Bottom Bracket was on the way out, glad I found it before it failed totally.
Annoying thing was I had sold it already, discovered the crack when stripping it for the new owner, looked like it has been there a while.
Will hang it on the shed wall I suppose, not really cost effective to get fixed, long out of warranty.
Moved on to a Horsethief, it makes me smile.Posted 3 years agoboltonjonMember
Pretty much broken everything on a bike in the last 20 years, but the last 12 months have been kind to me
2 rims, 2 rear mechs, 2 reverbs, a couple of tyres and a SS chain tensioner
My bikes are now built bombproof to ward of failures and i think i’m riding a bit smoother now – plus – i didn’t go to the Alps this year…
Back in my Lapierre days it was a constant barrage of failures!Posted 3 years ago
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