racer x wrote:
how that frame never got damaged awesome bike
Seems the forks worked as a crumple zone protecting both frame and rider!
Amazing thing about a tube is that the stress is evenly distributed around the wall. In order for the tube to fail like that, has to be sufficiently huge deformation for the tube to have ended up getting pipe-benderised/nearly sheared off at the crown, but once a tube goes like that... far far past oval into fully flattened out in a pinched shape, it's lost all its strength, and will bend a long way.
Pretty impressive the fork legs or the crown did not fail! I would not have expected to see the steel tube to fail first, I would have expected the steerer tube to destroy the crown.
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