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 Post subject: Pace RC45 gone pop
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 1:29 pm 
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So I grabbed the Zaskar out of the garage for the first time in about a year (taking my lad out for a first ride on a 20" Felt I've just rebuilt for him) and found this enormous crack in my RC45. Which was nice. I'm assuming it just let go over the winter?

Anyone else had anything like this? I need to look for a replacement now and I love the look of the Pace, especially as I have Pace forks on the bike, but this makes me slightly nervous.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 1:41 pm 
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I had an alloy stem (not an RC45) that was in the shed go like that but mine snapped all the way across.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:18 pm 
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Ouch. Just glad mine didn't do that, especially on the move!


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It was the original stem on a 1991 Muddy Fox team Alu, I moved it and the handlebars just flopped :shock: .

This however was the second time one of the stems had failed, the first failed me about 16 miles from home when it suddenly went bang and split 3/4 of the way across. I still managed to ride home on it though :facepalm: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Pace RC45 gone pop
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 9:58 am 
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Similar. The front plate on my Ringlé Zooka cracked all the way across while I was on holiday for a fortnight.

Moral of these stories? Don’t stop riding them. They only break when you do!

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 10:30 am 
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Like your thinking! Although now I need to work out a replacement, and it took me an age to find the last one.


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Nice spot thanks. Although I'm after a 100mm :)


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