Vale Avanti Blade

Well, the Blade 4 that's taken me half way round the country has given up the ghost.

There's been this click, slowly getting worse.... and we've reseated the bottom bracket and I've taken off a lot of stuff and cleaned it up and retightened it all. To no avial.

Last night, Gav at the LBS retensioned the spokes, took off the cranks and pedals--and took out the bottom bracket again. So we did all the easy stuff.

And for about 3km it ran silent. Then the creaking started again, and the click was back the time I arrived home.

I stood the bike upside down at home and ran a light over the frame.

59252km and I think we've come to the end of the road. I'm not going to weld a chainstay.

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