Those are the new SRAM Existenz shakes!
Somehow I had this 79 gram seat on my bike, maybe I was prepping for a hill climb, I can’t recall. Anyway, it was very comfy, so I’m left it on. Last week as I rode over a judder bump at work, I unweighted my pedals, keywins with very worn cleats, they slipped out. I came down hard on the saddle. It was only this morning on my commute that I noticed the saddle was bust!
pain down under!
railed in the ass
hope the rider wasn’t aboard when that happened
shouldn’t that be the thick part?
That’s what she said
b-tension washer kicked past this little nub and all the Deerore rears on ebay are trashed/expensive, so here goes nothing
Crack started at the dangler wire hole, probably just drilled shitty.
I mean it looks like Ti. There’s lots that could’ve gone wrong with welding like heat affected zone or not purged properly. Who knows
When I got my Merckx Telekom it was like this. The RD it came with still worked, but no modern one would. I carefully wrapped an old spoke around where it connected to the frame and bent it to stay put. It’s been working for years.
I have zero data to back this up but I’m convinced ti has the highest failure rate of welded bike materials.
I still want a ti bike for some reason.
All a Ti bike did for me was cement my love of aluminum.
I’m hoping to get years of service from beer tab. Eventually will replace the thing.
Edit: looks like planet cyclery has them on sale. Might as well add a couple $3 octalink bbs to the cart for absolutely no reason.
Which is extra hilarious given the “forever bike” image used to sell them.
I also want one though.
Well, they don’t rust?
And Seven has a lifetime warranty, we send more than a couple a year back to get repaired and rebuild them with new groups.