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#76 2010-10-25 1:02pm

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Re: Broken frames

1986 or 87 Diamond Back Hot Streak - cracked the down tube right behind the head tube. A few years later I broke the bars too.

1988 GT Pro Performer - Not so much a break, but I managed to grind a hole through half of the drive side chainstay. I have no clue how I didn't kill the chain first.

Assorted 86-87 GT Performers - cracked the seat mast just below the top tube on several of these.

some chrome 80s Mongoose race bike - cracked the top of the seat mast completely off. Dropped my post in another inch or two, put a hinged clamp below the top tube and kept riding. Eventually cracked the entire top half of the seat mast as well as part of the top tube.

Hutch Pro something (probably a raider, doubt I had a racer from trades with my friends) - cracked the down tube by the headtube, brake bridge completely snapped off while braking.

Hutch Trick Star - virtually everywhere. I was so thrilled to have that frame, I rode it long after it began cracking. I only weighed 175 back then, I figured it wouldn't actually snap on me. When it eventually got stolen, there was a crack behind the head tube, one on the seat mast, one frame stander was completely smashed in and I'd cracked both chainstays where they meet the BB, but it still held together and rode.


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#77 2010-10-25 3:29pm

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Cracked the seat tube of my 84' Diamond back Viper.
Dad welded it then snapped it completely off after that.
Bike took a real beating. lol

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#78 2010-10-25 4:26pm

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A 1980 Schwinn scrambler(friends) where the down tube meets the head tube. Faulty weld as it was rusted under the paint !!! They replaced it with a black Giant made Scrambler frame. I was pissed as the predator frame was an exact match. And the giant frame I felt was ugly. My friend was happy cause it was a black frame.hmm


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#79 2010-10-25 6:14pm

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Re: Broken frames

This FA FreeFlight has been cracked over 20 years. Just something else that needs to be repaired on it.
http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab192/retrodude70/Free%20Agent%20Freeflight/IMG02462.jpg
http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab192/retrodude70/Free%20Agent%20Freeflight/_MediaCard_BlackBerry_pictures_IMG02463.jpg


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#80 2010-10-25 8:47pm

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I cracked a 1985 GHP frame where the bottom tube meets the headtube...countless forks and a Huffy or AMC (not sure) Chopper when I was 10...I learned the hard way that Choppers are not meant to jump-Broke the frame in half at the headtube...lol. Good times.


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#81 2010-10-27 11:41am

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Thankfully I have not broken a frame... but this video I seen on YouTube is insane.... yikes



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#82 2010-10-27 12:50pm

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^^^ Talk about no penetration on the welds


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#83 2010-10-27 1:00pm

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Re: Broken frames

Deep penetration is the key...


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#84 2010-10-27 1:10pm

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A Huffy pro thunder, Race Inc, and sorry guys but a Hutch Wind Styler. Oh, I also broke my Murray ten speed and bent my sisters ten speed (seat touching the handlebars) jumping huge jumps at the drained fishing hatcheries on the same day. The good old day!

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#85 2016-02-14 5:30am

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3 eastern frames, two at the seat tube/ top tube weld, one at the top tube and head tube. The last one looks re-weld able but idk if it's worth it since it's an eastern lol I've bent mongoose forks and snapped mongoose bars, and my best friend once completely severed all five arms of an alloy mag (I think a Lester) in one jump- everyone who witnessed it was in such disbelief that all we could do was cheer for him, I'm pretty sure he went home and hung the pieces up on his wall lol can't believe he didn't die from that

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#86 2016-02-14 5:38am

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Oh and I snapped an eastern fork steerer tube clean off at the top of the headset. The only thing that saved me was my banned stash cap which went deeper than the crack, preventing me from flying away with my bars and stem

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#87 2020-10-14 4:08pm

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I was riding out of a semi trailer with a couple of friends, decent size drop. We did it a bunch of times then on the way home I bunny hopped off a speed bump and when I landed heard a bang loud enough that my friends heard and looked at me. The bike felt really wobbly after that, like it was made out of plastic, cracked the down tube 3" from the head tube. The crack was not all the way through but about 3/4 way around the tube, it was my Torker 2 540 Air. On that bike I also twisted the handlebars, bent the crank, bent the drainpipe seat post, the wheels held up.

I also had an ELF frame for a summer and the day after I sold it the kid cracked it in the same place, down tube close to the head tube.

I came up short on a double and snapped an arm off my 401 flights.

I bent my S&M Pitchforks twice on my old Widowmaker.

I bent a seat stay after ejecting on a fairly small double on my Norco 250 (4130) frame. I held onto it in the air so I could control it and it landed in about 3' of freshly dug dirt. I was ticked because it was a soft landing and the bike was maybe a week old.


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#88 2020-10-14 6:08pm

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-92 bully piston street. bent the rear end way out of shape after a few months of riding, would stand on the bike to straighten it out and keep riding. eventually started to make creaking noises but i didn't see any cracks
-1990 dyno compe frame, dented and cracked the chainstay weld at the bb with a GT bashguard
-1995 haro master, cracked off a 990 stud doing a tailtap
-92 dirtbike frame, bought well used, split/crushed dropout on my strong grind side
-i ran a set of 80s sugino race cranks for street riding (against everybody's advice) but i was bending new 1pc cranks on like a weekly basis at the time, and the race cranks were finally a solid ride- until the SPINDLE cracked when i was 180ing a small gap between 2 tennis courts. it was only about the width of a sidewalk and maybe less than 2 feet of height, but was still scary and did not wish to repeat. after that i went to redlines and then been on profiles ever since


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#89 2020-10-14 7:23pm

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Re: Broken frames

Ralph Wiggum wrote:

Deep penetration is the key...

over penetration  makes the welds brittle, another problem with
cracking frames..  takes a skilled  welder to make a strong frame.


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