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    Gary Fisher Frame Broken in Half..

    Well, a good friend had quite the experience with his GF Superfly. He was on a road trip (to Moab, of course) and his bike was up on the top of the truck. He had it facing backwards, and unfortunately forgot to strap the rear wheel down. Well, cruising about 75 and of course it comes flying off the truck. Tomahawks hundreds of feet down the freeway and finally comes to a stop. The frame was completely severed through the downtube and toptube.
    Well, the resourceful guy that he was, he resurrected the broken frame by doing some home made carbon work.

    And then, the Scary Fisher was born....
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    Sounds like a JRA warranty claim.

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    Looks... flexy
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    put it out of its misery.

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    Oh my...

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    Quote Originally Posted by honns View Post
    put it out of its misery.
    Exactly what I thought. This incident happened 4 years ago and he has been riding it ever since. Knock on wood, it is still rigid as hell and ready to rally.
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    4 years...Wow, thats a good fix then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wyatt79m View Post
    4 years...Wow, thats a good fix then.
    The first few times I wen't riding with him after the incident, I would get so nervous on the rough downhill sections. I was just expecting to come around a corner and find him scorpioned out on the trail with a broken neck and severe puncture wound.

    But it never happened. I guess if it hasn't broken by now, it probably wont fail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Cyclery View Post
    I guess if it hasn't broken by now, it probably wont fail.
    You just jinxed the whole thing. The next ride your friend goes on the frame will explode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    You just jinxed the whole thing. The next ride your friend goes on the frame will explode.
    Knock on wood!
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    That, is awesome

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    Scary Fisher = funny

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    Frankenfisher lives!

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    fugly

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    I know nothing of laying up carbon. How involved is "some home made carbon work?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by miwuksurfer View Post
    I know nothing of laying up carbon. How involved is "some home made carbon work?"
    Well, I'm not to sure on the specifics, but he said he simply got sheets of carbon. and wrapped them around the broken pieces of the frame. He also applied layers of epoxy on top of carbon. From there, he would re wrap with carbon, but in a different direction, with applying epoxy afterwords of course.

    I know, this sounds sketchy as hell. It really has held up surprisingly well.*
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    Threads like this keep mtbr vital. Superb.
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    I've decided to apply the same procedure to a recently broken spoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Cyclery View Post
    This incident happened 4 years ago it is still rigid as hell and ready to rally.
    Shouldn't he have called his doctor by now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Cyclery View Post
    Well, a good friend had quite the experience with his GF Superfly. He was on a road trip (to Moab, of course) and his bike was up on the top of the truck. He had it facing backwards, and unfortunately forgot to strap the rear wheel down. Well, cruising about 75 and of course it comes flying off the truck. Tomahawks hundreds of feet down the freeway and finally comes to a stop. The frame was completely severed through the downtube and toptube.
    Well, the resourceful guy that he was, he resurrected the broken frame by doing some home made carbon work.

    And then, the Scary Fisher was born....


    Yeah I almost lost my bike on the freeway last night. I just put on an Exotic carbon fork on my single speed and took it out for its maiden voyage. I attached the bike to my rack and notice that when I tighten the rack quick release the front fork the fork slip up just a little bit. The inside portion of the dropout area on the Exotic is smaller than my old Surly fork. It basically pushed the fork up and out of the quick release. As I am doing 70mph on the freeway I hear this wham on my roof. Then I see in my driver side mirror my bike hanging off the side of my car. I almost **** a brick. Luckily the rubber strap that holds the rear tire down kept the bike from falling off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    shouldn't he have called his doctor by now?
    ha!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bad mechanic View Post
    You just jinxed the whole thing. The next ride your friend goes on the frame will explode.
    It was jinxed right from the start.
    We all know that carbon tends to explode, given just the slightest bit of a chance to do so.


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    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245 View Post
    Shouldn't he have called his doctor by now?
    I laughed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen Cyclery View Post
    Well, a good friend had quite the experience with his GF Superfly. He was on a road trip (to Moab, of course) and his bike was up on the top of the truck. He had it facing backwards, and unfortunately forgot to strap the rear wheel down. Well, cruising about 75 and of course it comes flying off the truck. Tomahawks hundreds of feet down the freeway and finally comes to a stop. The frame was completely severed through the downtube and toptube.
    Well, the resourceful guy that he was, he resurrected the broken frame by doing some home made carbon work.

    And then, the Scary Fisher was born....
    Braver than me.
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