[Yak] Tikit...Frame Failure
illesg at yahoo.com
Sun Aug 10 11:03:50 CDT 2008
I've had BF Pocket Llamas for years and never the slightest hint of a frame failure. This must be a tubing flaw, judging from the way you describe the break.
BF should be pretty interested in the failure I'd think. They have a lifetime frame warranty, with good reason typically.
Let us all know what they say about it.
----- Original Message ----
From: James Saisakorn <jsaisakorn at turettarch.com>
To: yak at bikefriday.com
Sent: Saturday, August 9, 2008 9:41:34 PM
Subject: [Yak] Tikit...Frame Failure
Hi guys. I just had a pretty scary thing happen. I was riding to the
gym earlier this evening and I went over a bump...not a pot hole, just
a bump. I heard a loud pop and thought that I might have blown a tire
or something. The tire seemed ok, so I continued to ride for about
ten feet when I noticed something was really wrong, the frame felt
wobbly. I immediately stopped. I made an inspection of the bike and
I noticed that one of the arms that connects the seat post to the rest
of the frame had sheared into two parts very near the point that this
arm is welded to the seat post. If you are seated on the bike it is
the arm that is on the left side which does not curve like the other
one does to fit around the main horizontal tube.
I purchased the bike in January and am really pleased with it because
I use it to commute to work everyday. It has performed flawlessly for
the most part with the exception of some minor shifting issues. This
frame failure was a real shock though. I'm wondering if this has
happened to anyone else? This particular arm failed at just below the
point where it seems robustly welded to the seat post, so I'm
wondering if this is perhaps a design flaw.
At any rate, I'd like to hear if anyone has experienced this problem,
I've taken pictures and will call Bike Friday directly.
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