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#26 2009-05-19 3:19am

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Re: Broken frames

Just my motomag. All welded up and still have it. It was a good rider in 81.
It's going to be rebuilt this year sometime.
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#27 2009-05-19 3:57am

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Re: Broken frames

i never broke any frames, i guess i was just that smooth cool

but i do have a broken 89 gt aggressor in my "collection" that is cracked all the way around the toptube at the headtube, cracked near the bahguard, bent and chewed to hell dropouts...
im fixing it tho, it will be as good as new in no time smile


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#28 2009-05-19 4:18am

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Re: Broken frames

I snapped the fork on an old Royce Union while jumping dirt piles at a school.
I bent a Scwhinn springer fork (on a Huffy) doing the same thing.
The best one was what happened to my sister's bike while I was riding it;
ramp jumping in the street and I bent the seat tube (girl's bike) so badly that
the bottom bracket was almost touching the ground! This happened back in
the late '70s so I guess you can say that I inadvertantly discovered low riders!


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#29 2009-05-19 6:12am

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Re: Broken frames

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n129/BuddhaSFN/GT/phone031.jpg

Saw this Meth Head rockin this down the street and had to have him stop for a picture. Late 90's Dyno... Guy asked me if he could DUCT TAPE it to make it stronger. I told him yes, if he used a whole roll!!


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#30 2009-05-19 6:30am

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Re: Broken frames

I broke just two:
95 DK General Lee - cracked at the wishbone/seat stay junction. Not uncommon for those.
Then my DBI Trail R Park
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/wds178/Bikes/DBI.jpg
See that red tape on the Down Tube? At the time this picture was taken, unknown to me, there was a crack half way around the tube under that tape.
I kept regreasing cranks etc looking for an annoying squeak that wouldn't go away.
I took off the tape one day & found this. Yikes!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v257/wds178/Misc/DSC00919.jpg
So I ordered a White S&M Black bike to replace it.
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#31 2009-05-19 7:17am

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Re: Broken frames

I cracked a Supercross where the upper seat stay brace connects to the seat tube and bent the seat tube itself where the seat stays connect to it.
This style frame:
http://bmxmuseum.com/bikes/supercross/24027

I ovalized the headtube on my Next Generation Holmes after bending several sets of forks and breaking a few headsets.

I bend forks and bars more than anything.


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#32 2009-05-19 7:52am

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Re: Broken frames

i broke more parts then frames. bars seem to be the bane of me. i must of broke 4 or 5 at least over the years.
the only frame i messed up was mongoose motomag frame. i could not recover from a jump and the
bike hit the edge of the ramp on its side, with me still hanging on, crimping a wheelstay tube.

i recovered but the bike did not.


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#33 2009-05-19 8:00am

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Re: Broken frames

never broke a frame, I did break a flange on a hutch hub but that was sort of my fault. I was very smooth at landing.

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#34 2009-05-19 8:56am

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Re: Broken frames

crash-endo wrote:

never broke a frame, I did break a flange on a hutch hub but that was sort of my fault. I was very smooth at landing.

I've certainly smoothed up on my landing, and always have been pretty smooth. A lot of the younger riders talk crap about Eastern frames and how they always break. I've been riding mine for over a year with zero problems.
The Supercross, that was a result of repeated street abuse over a few years on a race/trail frame. As cool as the frame design was, that was also it's weak point. The added brace pushed the seat stays down to the middle of the seat tube, and after many gaps/drops, bent the seat tube and cracked the brace.


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#35 2009-05-19 9:51am

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Early 80's PK ripper snapped head tube completely off .Yeah that was an awesome day ..smile


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#36 2009-05-19 10:46am

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I separated the chainstay/drop out on my 88 sport. I was trying to do 540's and basically disastering the frame standers (no pegs) on the coping. Finally I heard this "dunnnnggggg" noise, looked at the bike (which pin wheeled down the ramp) and noticed they separated. We re-welded it in metal shop but it began to separate again. I think it may've been a defect because I don't know anyone else who did this and I'm sure lots of folks spanked these bikes.


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#37 2009-05-19 10:53am

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i dont think there is enough bandwith for the site with all the stuff ive broken lol lol lol

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#38 2009-05-19 2:20pm

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#39 2009-05-19 2:36pm

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Re: Broken frames

Broke my Kent that I got new in 1978.  It was the early 80's and I decided to remove the bolt-on kickstand so I could go faster and look cooler (obviously!) and the next day the chainstays broke right at the bottom bracket shell.  The kickstand must have been holding the damn thing together I guess.  I got a Roadmaster to replace that.  Broke that one too where the seat stays met the seat tube.  My mom let me buy a "real" bike after that so I got my T/A.


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#40 2009-06-10 2:57pm

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Re: Broken frames

Never broke any frames but have seen a kastan uni strut snap right off in front of me. Poor guy was like 10 feet in the air 25 foot dubs and paid the price.  Also a freind had same thing happened to him but he was alone dirt jumping and was knocked out for a bit before he came to. His face was not nice. Kastan sigle forks are a hazzard. The only thing I ever broke was a set of Ron'z bars right at the brake lever.


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#41 2009-06-10 3:11pm

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Re: Broken frames

snapped the headtube off a torker 2


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#42 2009-06-10 3:29pm

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Re: Broken frames

adamdawson wrote:

i dont think there is enough bandwith for the site with all the stuff ive broken lol lol lol

+1


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#43 2009-06-10 3:35pm

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Re: Broken frames

A POS Pacific mountain bike, and a tubular 3 piece crank.


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#44 2009-06-10 5:52pm

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Re: Broken frames

BuddhaTat2 wrote:

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n129 … one031.jpg

Saw this Meth Head rockin this down the street and had to have him stop for a picture. Late 90's Dyno... Guy asked me if he could DUCT TAPE it to make it stronger. I told him yes, if he used a whole roll!!

Tell the dude to do an endo hop.big_smile


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#45 2009-06-10 7:56pm

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Re: Broken frames

95 cannondale
96 blammo
94 pro series
80 something gt freestyle
couple dept store bikes

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#46 2010-10-24 6:54am

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89' Bully at the bashguard (wish still have this frame:D)
93' Homeless The Mack at the headtube/downtube
99' Volume Hellion gusset/downtube


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#47 2010-10-24 7:37am

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Re: Broken frames

I cracked the seat tube of a Race Inc RA24.  My fault for having the seat too high.  I've seen more than one Pro Racer break where the down tube meets the head tube.


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#48 2010-10-24 7:44am

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Re: Broken frames

81 ish huffy, the head tube came right off.
81 ish race inc. at the seat tube.
82 haro, anyone that rode those bikes hard knows why there aren't many around. 6 cracks through the middle of the welds in the down tube and gusset. It finally broke at the seat tube.

The rest are all parts and me:
84 haro master wound up tearing my ACL, but the bike survived.
Several pairs of Haro Vectors on my 87 sport, and a few axles and rims over the years
04 ish MacNiel Ruben that I beat on forever is still sitting in my basement. This is the second one that got me. I broke my leg in 4 places, but the bike is fine.
08 Mutiny Mystic. I tore my other ACL, but again the bike survived.

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#49 2010-10-24 8:23am

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Re: Broken frames

I never broke a frame but I had just got a Torker frame from a friend of mine and this really big girl in the neighborhood decided to take it for a spin, landed off a jump and seperated the bottom tube from the headtube. Hence came her new nickname "2 ton Jurnagen". Only had the frame a few days. sad


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#50 2010-10-24 8:48am

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Re: Broken frames

seat tube on my DG
seat tube on my PK
stress cracks on my MCS turbo spider
destroyed by welding stuff on my old nickle goose
seat tube on my unknown twin top tube then made it into that 3wheeler
slightly bent the rear section of my monoshock via sidehacking
oh and destroyed countless other oldschool frames we would find in the trash BITD wink


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