Born: September 2012
Deceased: July 2014
Rest in Peace faithful, although brittle, 2013 model Specialized Secteur Triple. You served me well over thousands of miles, including massive chunks of the California coast and nightly commutes all the way around San Diego Bay. Your sudden demise due to a hairline crack discovered beneath the weld adjacent to the seatpost came as a shock to all -- except those who had speculated your incessant creaking was from just such a crack.
The Secteur leaves behind a Bikeist and a garage full of old bikes that will have to press on to fill the huge gap left by this sudden loss, at least until Specialized supplies a replacement frame in accordance with its renowned lifetime frame warranty.
Condolences can be left via comments to this blog post. Gifts may be forwarded care of The San Diego Reader. Otherwise, please give the family space to grieve during this dire, mournful time . . .