Our good buddy Dee Folse of Team Shoebacca was in the midst of the Racers and Chasers Freedom 50 mile race last weekend here in North County San Diego when some bonehead cut in on a paceline without looking and took down Dee and his S-Works Stumpjumper. As a result, the aforementioned bonehead ended up doing a rendition of Riverdance all over his top tube, resulting in multiple fractures.
Once we grinded out all the damage, we started with two separate repair areas, and vacuum bagged each area for optimum strength.
Then we integrated the two separate repairs into one large repair for even greater structural integrity. Just in case someone else decides they want to get all Gregory Hines on Dee’s top tube, this time his frame will hold up to the abuse.
We then sanded and shaped the top tube, preparing it for finish work.
Dee wanted to really pimp out the finish work on his Specialized, so he sent us some custom Shoebacca graphics and we put them where the Specialized logo used to be. We also threw a shameless plug for CFR on the top tube because Dee loves to talk us up. Thanks Dee.
And if the aforementioned bonehead is reading this post, please redeem yourself and get in touch with Dee. At least ask him if he’s okay, and maybe offer to buy him a beer or something. If you’re a real mensch, you’ll even offer to help pay for the repair. Then we’ll forever refer to you as a righteous dude.