zondag 28 oktober 2012

Adieu Sirius Ti-1 ??

Cleaned my beloved titanium bike this evening - readying it for the changeover to the 11-speed Dura-Ace 9000 groupset.  To my shock, I discovered a flaking seatpost (rolled sheet titanium like baumkuchen?) and a left seatstay with dramatic longitudinal hairline cracks (like a bamboo stick run over by some vehicle).  Metal fatigue?  Time to look for a new frame?  I feel immensely sad; this is the frame I thought I would be able to use for a lifetime...it turns out it only lasted 4 years (albeit of heavy use)....

zaterdag 20 oktober 2012

zondag 14 oktober 2012