I cracked my Mongoose frame. The crack is in two places on the same cross brace right by the bottom bracket by across the chain stays. I had thought that the pivot bearings about a half inch away from that locaton were loose, but when I went to tighten them last night they were tight. This morning when I was taking the bike off the car rack I wobbled the rear triangle back and forth again trying to find the culprit for the loose feeling I had started experiencing yesterday, and it was then that I saw the cracks.
Now I have to play the warranty game with Mongoose and Performance. Performance better not give me any crap about the warranty isue or I am going to have to rain the pain on someone. They don’t know I have used the bike in a skatepark, which would be their only excuse to not replace the rear triangle. I am thinking that if they do allow me to get a replacement under warranty, it isn’t exactly going to be a speedy process.
Blah. Kinda bummed out man.
Maybe SOPO has some cheapo alloy wheels for BMX so I can get my GT running. Maybe this whole thing happened because I am being urged toward 20″ bikes again by the skatepark dieties. I have een appeasing them every time I go by picking up trash around the park…there is a lot of karmic energy required to ride the park and not hurt yourself.
Obviously I am losing my mind being stuck inside today when I would rather be riding.
Pics of cracks later…right now just blahsville.