A week ago a friend of a friend of mine sold me his bike for a very very low price. He rarely uses it and he wanted the money fast. So, I bought it, changed some things to fit me (it’s XL) and went for a ride on the mountain to test it. To my surprise, in a stop an hour after I began the ride, I noticed a dent (looks like a pinch) on the seat tube. It seems the clamp of the repair stand was too tight. Anyway, I think it’s going to be fine, at least for a while.
The bike is a hybrid, which is a type of bike that I never really wanted, because it’s a jack of all trades, master of none. But, I eventually I liked it. It’s not agile, but it’s very fast and it can handle dirt well. It looks like it’s ideal for travelling so I’m planning to load it with my DIY panniers and do some mountain tours with it.
Anyway, what struck me was how this new bike got almost destroyed with a repair stand clamp, and my cro mo donkey survived 30 years of constant rolling (did numerous MTB races with it as well – without a rigid fork mind you) with superficial wounds only (just paint damages). It is amazing, isnt it?