- Front Pannier Racks. Both sides had the
frame shear just above the support bolts. Finished the trip with them held together by
cable ties and splints made from my tripod.
- Front Brake Pads. Too many steep
- Foam Handlebar Grips. I had soft foam
handlebar grips. By the end of the trip they were permanently deformed and needed
- Front Fender Mount. Vibrations sheared off
the "L" shaped bracket which held the fender to the front forks.
- Toe Clips. One broken toe clip.
- Water Bottle Cage. One of my water bottle
cages sheared off due to vibrations.
- Rear Pannier Racks. Metal frame sheared
off twice and so was replaced.
- Pannier Mounting Bracket. Aluminium
bracket used to hold the pannier to the rack. Two of them failed.
- Rear Hub Bearings. Probably due to poor
bearings being used by the Motueka bike shop ... but I never worked out how I found 10
bearings on each side instead of the required 9.
- Rear Hub. The internal bearings that run
with the cassette were shot after Brazos Ridge and the mud bath.
- Chain. Replaced in Helena to be safe as it
was approaching the 1% maximum limit.
- Tyre. Rear sidewall failed after 1500
What didn't break? The front hub, the frame, my wheels, and my gears.