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It is very likely that you are putting too much stress on the frame when you are cycling due to your power stroke. It took me a long time to train myself to avoid standing and powering the bike through the acceleration of starts, or even powering through it while sitting. I've long since learned that while I have plenty of power, I actually am able to ...


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There are certainly techniques that will put unusual strains on the bike, track stands could be, I certainly think that excess use of a turbo trainer does. I (try) to do track stands where possible and my commute bike (~150k per week for a number of years) only died when I crashed it ... Quality of the ingredients is certainly one factor. Another could be ...


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I had a run of bad luck with road frames quite a few years ago, going through about three in rapid succession. Like you, the faults were always in different places. Since then I haven't had any troubles, but I did start using a slightly higher upgrade of frame materials. I currently ride about 120K a week,mainly commuting, doing track stands wherever ...


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I think this question has gone a while without an answer because it's a little unclear what you want to do... do you want to do it yourself? Or by 'experience with welding' do you mean 'experience with having welded'? Either way, I don't have an answer for you, because I don't have direct experience welding titanium, nor do I know any welders in NJ, but I ...


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I broke two steel frames in different ways, but both were used for commuting under heavy loads. I stretched the rear dropouts of a frame built for a 7 speed hub to fit a 9 speed hub, and this put stress on the chain stays just behind the rear bottom bracket. After about 6 months of daily riding, the right chain stay cracked. I rode my bike head on and it ...


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You're better off getting on the phone to FSA as opposed to asking your questions here. If it's a common problem they'll be the ones to know and they'll likely be eager to set it right. I can tell you that I've had no such problems with my Gossamer cranks in many years of ownership. If I were to speculate I would say that that is a defect and if the cranks ...



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