I have a 130mm 2005 Fox Vanilla on my old Hollowpoint. I switched to the Vanilla shortly after buying the bike new in late 2004. I was really happy with the Vanilla on this bike. (And I still am. I still have the bike, but do not ride it as much as I used to - I'm riding my MkIII more due to the fact that I have spare frame parts for it, whereas I have none for the older Hollowpoint.)dstruct said:Anybody riding one of these or had one with a 140mm fork? Recently swapped out the Fox float 100rl with a Fox vanilla rlc. Love the way it rides now. If so what did you think and did the frame handle it? Thanks
Here's the crack that I got in the original frame. The crack is in the top tube near the head tube weld. Although the crack is pretty obvious in this picture, I found it to be fairly hard to see with the naked eye. I was able to hear it before I was able to see it - I only noticed it after trying several times to locate the source of some creaking in the headset area.dstruct said:KevinB- Yeah, i'd like to see those pics.
I stop riding a bike as soon as I find a crack in the frame. It's not worth it to continue riding a bike with a cracked frame and then have it fail catastrophically at the worst possible time. In fact, it could be fatal.Nikhil42 said:Do you ride it despite those cracks? I'd be too afraid of the bike falling apart on me...
I found the crack in the white frame in August of 2008. The crack in the gray frame was discovered early in 2006. As stated earlier, Iron Horse replaced both frames under warranty.dstruct said:Wow! Thanks for those pics! I'll be keeping an eye on that area, especially with a 140mm fork. So, you just found that crack yesterday? How hard did you ride that bike?