I have a going on 4 year old Surly 1x1. Today it died. I purchased the frame online for $379.00, about three and some years ago. I used the bike on many many XC rides. It has been a good frame. About six months ago I noticed a small crack along the seatube/bottom bracket weld. I wasn’t sure if the crack was a break or just the paint. I commission the bike to a commuter/drop bar cross and have riden many more miles.
This cold winter morning the crack spread. I heard and felt a problem. I inspected the frame to find a big crack spreading around the down tube. I rode with my weight centered up on the front wheel in to work 2-3 more miles. I feel I got good use out of the bike. I am wondering If you could offer me some type of replacement, possibly on a different model. Let me know if there is anything you can do. Hopefully the left side will hold me on my way home. I am getting picked up before the last hill. I can send a photo of the break.