I’ve decided to enter my first event here in France. Of course, my registration was right around the time of my VumaQuad chainring turning egg-shaped. But thankfully a replacement arrived today and after only 2 rides in 2 weeks, I was anxious to get things rolling so I could learn how to ride a bike again before Sunday’s event. However, while replacing the broken chainring, I noticed that the driveside pedal insert had developed a few millimeters of play. Riding around in the 53T is all fun and games compared to riding around 1 legged… which is what would happen if the pedal insert finally stripped completely out of the crankarm.
Urrg, how does this stuff happen? The only other pedal insert stripping out I’ve ever heard of was some guy who slammed into a car (and even his body required some significant hospital time). I’d like to think I produce some sort of abnormally huge wattage when I ride but I don’t even need a powermeter to know that is false.
Add the ZumaQuad chainrings and arms to the fail tag…
Time to bust out the Easton EC90, still new in the box straight from the warranty department.