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Discussion: Oh no!

in: 'Bent; 'Bent > 2016-05-06

May 7, 2016 2:06 AM # 
Carbon's Offset:
Wow, sorry to hear about the failure on the carbon bike.
May 7, 2016 10:22 AM # 
Meh, call it field testing.
At least it wasn't a major frame failure or something, it just needs a stronger mount machined up and bolted on. That's exactly why I wanted 2 bikes.
May 7, 2016 11:33 AM # 
I was wondering if the rear shock mount would get used again. Do you need the shipping box? I haven't tossed it in the dustbin yet.

Or was it the under seat rear shock mount that broke? I was assuming the back of seat rear mount. The later might leave the bike still rideable.
May 7, 2016 12:22 PM # 
Only a small part needs to be re-made. Fortunately, the whole bike doesn't need to go!
May 7, 2016 4:17 PM # 
It's the underseat mount. It's aluminum bolted to the frame. I could get one machined here, but John will make me a stronger one.
May 7, 2016 4:18 PM # 
I could use the rear mount for gentle riding if I was stuck but don't trust it for hard hits.
May 7, 2016 5:24 PM # 
If needed, I can help with delivery until you go to Europe. I expect to be finished before you get back.
May 8, 2016 8:01 PM # 
Much appreciated, but it's just a piece that fits in your hand. I'll mail it.

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