I was determined that 19th annual Paris To Ancaster bike race would not go down the way the 18th annual did. Sadly karma wasn’t willing to let me have my way. In 2011 I broke the titanium frame of my three-week old Litespeed CX bicycle. This year, same result. The frame broke in the spot that Litespeed repaired… and although this was only my second time riding the bike after getting it back from Litespeed, and although it was the repaired part that broke, according to Litespeed it’s not a warranty issue. So here I sit again with a broken bike frame faced with a $1300 repair bill. Alternatively I can just hang this frame on the wall as a reminder to never buy another Litespeed, and purchase a new, complete bicycle from another manufacturer.
I’m going with a new bike.
(Unlike last year I finished the race this year. On foot. Carrying my broken bike for the final hour or so… Here’s the link to my Strava data.)