What’s wrong with this bike?

Here’s a photo of one of my old bikes. Can you see what’s wrong with it? I’ll tell you it feels really funny riding on that frame.


Broken bicycle panda portrait

Somebody actually paid me $20 cash for this frame and fork last year at a garage sale!

10 Comments

  • September 20, 2011 - 8:15 pm | Permalink

    hacksaw?

  • September 20, 2011 - 8:22 pm | Permalink

    It weren’t a hacksaw that done that.

  • September 20, 2011 - 8:26 pm | Permalink

    so did you point out the damage before selling it? was that carbon fiber failing? how did you do that?

  • Andy
    September 20, 2011 - 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Looks like it’s just missing a bit of duct tape and a cable tie.

  • dominicMD
    September 20, 2011 - 8:55 pm | Permalink

    I would say shame on your for selling it?

  • September 20, 2011 - 9:13 pm | Permalink

    I was actually parting it out at the garage sale, but the dude *insisted* on buying the frame! I showed him the break and and everything.

  • September 20, 2011 - 9:14 pm | Permalink

    That’s a 22 year old CrMo steel frame that snapped, not carbon.  I was Just Riding Along when it happened.

  • September 20, 2011 - 9:15 pm | Permalink

    I thought about doing exactly that, and maybe jamming a stick inside too.

  • FixSprinklersToday.com
    September 21, 2011 - 6:20 pm | Permalink

    So, I wonder if the dude was planning on getting more than $20 for the steel at a recycling place.

  • September 22, 2011 - 11:10 am | Permalink

    Good to know that spontaneous snappage can happen… my Cro-Moly Giant hybrid is approaching 22 years.  (Egads.)

    Once or twice we’ve had people come by the bike project looking for  a bike frame for something for art… not to ride.  

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