Read the thread at cyclingforums.com. I’m with Jobst on this one.
Looked painful. No word on the brand or model of cranks.
One time I remember seeing a guy at a cross race fishing around in a mud puddle for his Dominator buckle. I think I’ll stick with Carnacs with big velcro straps… Via Bill’s Web Site
I’ve ridden Mavic rims for over 25 years–G40s, MA40s, MA2s, GP4s–and this is the first one I’ve had an issue with. This rim came on the rear wheel of a wheelset I bought from Cambria for my commute bike (a Surly Cross Check). The wheels have 32 spokes laced 3x to Ultegra hubs. The straight gauge 14mm DT spokes wouldn’t be my first choice, but the complete wheelset was a lot cheaper than I could have built up myself. I probably had around 5,000 or 6,000 miles on these when I first noticed the cracks. Turns out the cracks around the eyelets are pretty common on these rims. I wouldn’t say the spoken tension was terribly high. Just a bad product from Mavic. This is the worst eyelet, but there are cracks starting around one a second one. I’ll probably rebuild it with an Open Pro or something like that. More pics after the jump!
For some reason, the owner of this Thomson post wanted to keep riding on it. If you see a crack develop like this on your seatpost, you should replace it immediately, like I did when my Syncros post developed a crack. Otherwise something like this could happen.
This Campagnolo Super Record Ultra Torque crankset broke and fell apart while RoadBikeReview user Knakhemel was riding across some cobbles. Luckily he was able to release from the pedal at the same time and didn’t go down. Campy came through and replaced them with the new titanium version. Nice work Campy!
I had this post on my Ibis Mojo (the old steel hardtail from Sebastopol, not the new carbon full squish from China). Syncros wasn’t my favorite brand, especially after the stem breakages and recalls they had in the early 90s. And I knew that these posts were known to develop cracks. But there weren’t a lot of options in the 28.6 required by the Mojo. Anyway, mine started to crack shortly after I moved to Seattle and started riding the root-infested trails they have up here. And to be fair, my seat is slammed back pretty far. Still, I only weight 145… As soon as I saw the crack, I replaced the post with a cheap Kalloy Uno until I could score a Thomson.
BustedCarbon.com has a great collection of broken carbon stuff. Check out these Specialized bars that cracked while JRA. Bummer!