- Sep 12, 2005
Probably a defect in the aluminum tubing. Absolutely bizarre that Ridley would not comp you a new frame. ****** off customers lead to bad advertising for years.
The crack could have occurred in any manufacturer's frame, in any material. They handled it poorly.
I use to lust for the 80's era Colnagos with the fluted tubing and the wild paint jobs with chrome fork and stays...damn they were beautiful, I think those were the best looking bikes I've ever seen by anyone, but they were way out of my price range, not to mention I needed a racing bike not a piece of art! LOL!! I would have been afraid to crash that one big time!