Monday, June 30, 2008

A very sad day...

We spent the weekend in Tahoe. I had my Seven with me but didn't get a chance to ride as we were doing a lot of painful errands. It was probably a good thing.

We got back around 1 PM and I got on the 1:07 Caltrain. Gotta love Silicon Valley. 15 minutes later I was getting off the Caltrain at Bayshore, there had been an "incident" at San Bruno. Given I had Cubs tickets for tonight work was a wash. Best to just ride home.

As I headed through Noe Valley I decided it was a good day to snap some shots at Bespoke Cycles, the new bike store in Noe. I could also ask the mechanic about a click I had been hearing in my bottom bracket. We quickly determined the problem :(



A very gnarly crack across the top of my bottom bracket. It actually goes around the back side of the seat tube - the mechanic spotted it from the opposite side of that shown in the photo.

Good thing it was found now and not while descending Kingsbury Grade.

RIP my friend.

6 comments:

Fritz said...

What kind of warranty does Seven have?

I saw the San Bruno incident mentioned on Twitter/Caltrain as a fatality. The Chron says it was a woman lying down on the tracks. Bummer.

murphstahoe said...

My knowledge - admittedly with little research, is that Seven has a Bitchin' warranty, capital B. After a short period of mourning and some emotional anguish, I decided to bring the bike back to Bespoke Cycles instead of Palo Alto Bikes where I bought the bike. PA bikes is a Bitchin' shop but Bespoke is 4 blocks from my house and is a smaller boutique shop selling only Seven, Serrotta, and Guru. And that way I don't have to hassle with getting the broken bike to Palo Alto.

I was the person who twittered out the fatality, we stopped at Bayshore. Could have been worse, had the woman been a minute or two later, she would have laid down in front of *our* train.

Fritz said...

Thanks for sending that caltrain txt -- I got it on my phone.

Brian said...

Rest in pieces. Sad to say goodbye to an old friend. My Schwinn Paramount story if interested.

BikeBoy said...

Oh, bummer! An opportunity though -- you'll soon have a new frame at a very reasonable cost (or perhaps free?) Ti's fatigue properties are such that I'm quite surprised at the failure mode, maybe Seven will be too!

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