Tuesday, June 19, 2007

frame drama

A couple of weeks ago I discovered what I would describe as a catastrophic frame failure--a crack on my Giant TCR. The crack runs about 3/4 the way around the drive side chainstay, about two inches from the bottom bracket shell. I took the rear wheel off and gave the drive side rear triangle a little tug outward. It bent out way too far way too easily.

So while I've been hemming and hawing about how to replace the frame, then waiting for my new frame to arrive, I've been on the mountain bike a lot. Last week I logged over 12 hours riding the trails of Michaux and some of the double track in the mountains on the other side of the valley. Today my new frame arrived:

More pictures to come.


UtRider said...

Sweet! Though I must admit to being a bit disappointed to read you've logged 12+ hours on the dirt yet have posted no additional pics or ride reports.

I'm working on a sweet dirt route for us when you're in UT. I'm trying to decide between an assortment of American Fork Canyon trails or a big loop of Millcreek, Park City Mid Mountain and the Wasatch Crest.

UtRider said...

Oh yeah, what fork are you going to use?

Scott said...
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Scott said...

There's nothing cuter than seeing a picture of your dear daughter holding up your new light-as-a-feather frame at arm's length.
I caught the significance of that photo almost immediately.
Good luck on that new frame.