Sat, 21 Jan 2006
My bike tried to kill me today.
Or at least it tried to stick my seatpost up my butt. I was riding back from
the race, just riding along®, when suddenly the seat fell off the post.
I stopped safely and looked at, and the seat was just hanging loose, held on
only by the straps of the under-seat bag. I found that the clamp bolt had
broken, failing in tension. It
was obviously related to the events of last week, when I asked the mechanic
at the LBS to tighten in, and he really had to crank down on it.
It had been tough to tighten before, so I don't think it was their fault.
I replaced it with a $10 post from the LBS. I didn't think to weigh it
before I installed it, so I don't know if I gained or lost weight. The
replacement post was longer, and felt heavier, and wasn't a name brand like
the Kore that failed, so I suspect my bike is heavier now. I'll have to find
something light on eBay.
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