Posts Tagged ‘fail’

Yamaguchi got Killed.

June 10, 2011

One word. Handlebars.

Want to see more? Go here, but be warned… you may not like what you see.

White Turbo failings.

January 19, 2011

Don’t buy a White turbo. Simple. I mean, that is mine up there after being on the bike for no more than two weeks. As you can see ( or maybe not because of the poor attempt at an arty iphone shot gone wrong ) it is Borderline killed, creased to bits with the white dye or whatever it is completely worn away at the sides and on the tail. It’s not like I have been hammering it either, I have been pootling about to and from work. My thighs are hench, I am not going to lie but not so hench that they physically chafe the sides of the saddle like sandpaper to a block of cheese.

What is worse is that this particular white turbo was straight up out of the box NOS from 1992 and now look at it, positively NOS. What are these guys using to colour the pleather anyway… Tipp-ex? Chalk? Milk? Whatever it is, it’s crap.

Mind you, this saddle does have a lot of charm in it’s current state with it’s used look and I suppose it is also perched on top of something that is as far from a show bike as can be. It is also probably the comfiest saddle I have used ( sans bibs ) so I can forgive a little for that, that said I am used to a collapsed flite and also a Regal ( best looking saddle IMO but hard as Tyson, riding a Regal is like cycling with a brick between your legs ). I suppose I just wish this Turbo had lasted a little longer, so all I am saying is: if you want a white saddle that will remain white for longer than 2 weeks. Don’t buy a turbo.

That is all.

Kevin Keegan Corner Failure.

April 29, 2010

Chain ring disk brake?

March 26, 2010

Gosh, I don’t know about this me. I am sure it works but if it fails it could be somewhat catastrophic, to the ring, the brake mechanism and maybe the rider too. Ouch!

Thanks Hardy for the heads. Via.

Tub Fail = Carbon Fail.

March 18, 2010

Game over at 35s.

Carbon Failures.

February 19, 2010


Found this brilliant website dedicated wholly to broken carbon bicycles and components.

Now the thought had crossed my mind to ditch steel and go carbon for this summer’s build but scrap that, Busted Carbon has turned me right off!


June 30, 2009


Oh dear, what have we here?

Look at it… the whole front end should not be there. I give it just a few weeks before everything attached to the headtube gets completely rejected, just like this dude and when it does I really hope he posts pictures.


Via 14.


May 7, 2009


Via Pedalconsumption

Crank fail.

April 17, 2009

Yo! Is that a crack I spot on my recently acquired first generation Dura Ace crank?



March 3, 2009

Rumour has it that no sooner had he fitted his BMX bars, this happened.

I guess it was like the bike basically rejected the bars… almost like someone who is wheat intolerant would reject a packet of hot cross buns.

Lesson. Track frame + BMX bars = Fail


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