Carbon Fiber integredy...

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by J5311, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    My friend, your contribution is a little rude - is this typical Scandinavian politeness?
     


  2. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    Call me overcautious, but I wouldn't be buying that dented frame. You'd probably never have trouble, but it would bug me.
     
  3. ScienceIsCool

    ScienceIsCool New Member

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    It's a viking thing.... says the half-blood Swede. We're more into that raping and pillaging thing. And understanding people through good grammar, punctuation, and spelling. It's not that hard. Besides, if you have a point to make and take all the trouble to post it into a public forum, don't you want to be understood? Har det ar Soderskungen? No umlauts on my keyboard. Drat! So much for the spelling thing.

    John Swanson
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  4. 9202

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    Was that really necessary? Certainly inflammatory at best.

    I have two CF frames and the only problem I had was self inflicted, I over tightened the seat clamp and cracked the seat post which is also CF. Cost me over $100 and was a self correcting error.
     
  5. J5311

    J5311 New Member

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    thats what i figured... an 08 model is 1500... & for 1300 + a dent for an 06 seems very pricey... anyone else have any imput on this. Do you think i would be paying too much?

    the bad part is that i already put money down on ot... :/
     
  6. artemidorus

    artemidorus New Member

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    I think that a $200 discount for a dent like that is inadequate - it takes a pretty big hit to make a dent that size.
     
  7. cheapie

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    alfeng Well-Known Member

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    How much money?

    IF the LBS has ANY integrity, they will allow you to use THAT money on something else they sell -- for example, tools, tires/tubes, cables/housing ...

    Now, whether or not there is anything else they have that you want at a reasonable price is another issue ... now, or in the future.

    OR, better, they will just give you your money back! Tell them you have unexpected expenses & won't be buying a new bike until _(whenever)_.

    If they just refund the deposit, then thank them profusely & give serious consideration to patronizing them in the future IF they have something you truly want/need!

    IN THE FUTURE, actually do some research before rushing out to a store to buy a bike/car/anything until you have a better idea of what you are looking at.
     
  9. J5311

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    here is the link of my first help needed... i thank all that posted.. :D
    http://www.cyclingforums.com/t424823.html
     
  10. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    So it's not a CF issue at all, it's a dented metal tube issue. I'd feel more concerned about that than about a chipped CF tube. CF can usually be successfully repaired if the damage is accessible and you don't mind a certain weight increase and dimensional change.
    What you've got is a potential stress riser in a piece of thin walled tubing, and I don't think anyone can tell you with certainty whether that will come back to haunt you or not. But short of replacing that tube (which probably really isn't an option) I can't se any way of fixing that.
     
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    dabac Well-Known Member

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    If that is all a group of people need to become ridiculously rich - then I for one won't argue with success....
     
  12. janiejones

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    Sorry I didn't realise arrogance was a "fine nuance of mood and expression".:eek:
     
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