Ok, after reading all of these threads about broken dx frames I decided to have a closer look at mine. I have had it since August, so that means 2.5 months of riding. I bought it off e-bay, probably from one of you guys, who knows?
Anyway it was in good shape when I got it, but know I am seriously considering replacing the frame. Check out he pictures below. At first I thought it was just me, but know I think it is pretty obvious that the seat post is bending slightly forward. Also I just found a hairline crack on the seatpost weld.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there anyway I can reinforce it before it completely brakes on me?
It is hard to see the crack here, but if you look closely I think you can see it.
Yes, the Nimbus II frame will fit, and is cheap and strong. Its what I use.
My 06 had that same crack, in the same place, and I was able to ride it for about another 2 months before it broke off cause I landed inbetween two planks of wwod and the sideways forced ripped the frame in half.
The Nimbus II has a flat crown but isn’t in stock/listed on UDC America.
The Nimbus X Longneck is also really strong, in stock, and only $3 more than the Nimbus II. It is designed for freestyle skills, but that won’t make it bad for anything else - You’ll just have a killer street uni!
I have a Nimbus II and it’s great + powdercoated blue. I’d like a longneck…they’re nice…
So is the Nimbus II Longneck the same as the regular Nimbus II? Actually I would like to get the wide version so I can put a beefy tire on it without it rubbing on the frame but I can only find it at unicycle.uk