Hey Bike Geek,

I was cleaning my ’09 Specialized Langster yesterday when I noticed a small crack about an inch long from the bottom of the head tube to the welding of the bottom tube. It is very thin and could have been there a long time. I only ride my bike on the streets to and from work. Is it anything to worry about?


Looks like you have yourself a little situation there. Should  I be thankful that I noticed this crack in my frame, before I jumped that curb and ended up doing a face plant into some poor kids lemonade stand? Or do I roll the dice and hope everything’s gonna be alright? Even though your frame is an ’09 most bicycle manufactures are willing to either replace a frame if it looks like a defect or offer a new frame at a discount. I would give Specialized a ring.

-The Bike Geek