I cracked my frame!

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Mulger bill » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:38 am

And once again not one member has mentioned bamboo, get with the plan peoples. :roll:

Hope Spec comes to the party Sneddon.

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby vanwonky » Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:05 am

Hope Spec comes to the party Sneddon.
Uhmm did I miss something? Are we talking the Cervelo or the Specialized. I thought it was the Cervelo! A subject close to the heart. Post the pic Sneddon :shock:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby snedden9485 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:42 pm

Here is one of the pics. Sorry for bad quality.

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Mulger bill » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:05 am

Eeep!
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby AUbicycles » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:11 am

I thought it was the Cervélo but don't think that there is a ALIZ in there.

That is a pretty bad crack and great that you were able to spot it before it got the better of you.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby snedden9485 » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:30 am

Here is another one of the other crack. There is 2 cracks (one on top and one down further on bottom). Lucky iv got the cervelo to train on for a few weeks!

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby bowie » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:00 pm

geeeee don't make em like they used too dad
b is for bicycle :D
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:23 pm

im_no_pro wrote:
Nobody wrote: That anvil looks pretty strong TLL. You could probably hammer it all day and it wouldn't crack. :D


If anyone can break it....... :lol:
2LL himself said the only thing he's never broken is a chain. Same stuff as the anvil. :mrgreen:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Rockford » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:39 pm

My mechanical engineering isn't anything but that is a weird place to crack.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:41 pm

Nobody wrote:
im_no_pro wrote:
Nobody wrote: That anvil looks pretty strong TLL. You could probably hammer it all day and it wouldn't crack. :D


If anyone can break it....... :lol:
2LL himself said the only thing he's never broken is a chain. Same stuff as the anvil. :mrgreen:



Never broken a road bike chain...plenty of mtb ones.
All alloy frames crack....without a doubt!.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:07 pm

Rockford wrote:My mechanical engineering isn't anything but that is a weird place to crack.
I believe most alloy bike tubes are fluid formed these days. If you were custom defining tube thickness, where would you make the thinnest part?
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby snedden9485 » Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:40 am

Im not sure what the deal is, im only light (72kg) and the bike has only done 7000km in 9 months or so. Im guessing some sort of default in the frame, well hopefully specialized see it that way!
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Rockford » Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:30 am

Nobody wrote:
Rockford wrote:My mechanical engineering isn't anything but that is a weird place to crack.
I believe most alloy bike tubes are fluid formed these days. If you were custom defining tube thickness, where would you make the thinnest part?


The part with the least load?
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Fri Aug 07, 2009 10:05 pm

Rockford wrote:
Nobody wrote:
Rockford wrote:My mechanical engineering isn't anything but that is a weird place to crack.
I believe most alloy bike tubes are fluid formed these days. If you were custom defining tube thickness, where would you make the thinnest part?


The part with the least load?
I agree. So I believe it either cracked there because of a manufacturing fault with the tube/frame, or because Specialized's computer modeling predicted that point would be the least load point for that tube and therefore put the least amount of metal there in the never ending quest for light weight. Of course there may be other factors at work here like Snedden using a fixed trainer which changes the way the cycling forces act on the frame. In the end I doubt anyone will care enough to really find out.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby snedden9485 » Sat Aug 08, 2009 4:47 am

The shop told me they had no dramas with me using it on the trainer. They said they have guys who use the trainer heaps and never have dramas!
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:30 am

snedden9485 wrote:The shop told me they had no dramas with me using it on the trainer. They said they have guys who use the trainer heaps and never have dramas!
OK, sounds like you should have no problem with the warranty then. If they replace the frame (likely) and in the chance that you crack the next one in the same place, do you think they'll replace it again? [Just a hypothetical question]
I know we as a group are generally higher distance users of bikes, but it appears plenty of people have problems with frames and/or components cracking. I believe if car bodies cracked in less than 50,000Km the reputation of the manufacturer would be damaged, but this is generally unheard of. I think reasonable durability and safety are far more important than light weight.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby trailgumby » Sat Aug 08, 2009 11:27 am

No arguments from me there, but the question is then: what sells? If you had to choose between two bikes at the same price and spec, I'd bet money you'd take the lighter one.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:14 pm

trailgumby wrote:No arguments from me there, but the question is then: what sells? If you had to choose between two bikes at the same price and spec, I'd bet money you'd take the lighter one.
Then you'd lose your money. Have you seen the bikes in my signature? I'd pick the more comfortable and/or durable one. :mrgreen:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby aeroslave » Sat Aug 08, 2009 6:40 pm

Hope you get the Tarmac SL3 as a replacement! :D
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby snedden9485 » Sun Aug 09, 2009 4:22 pm

aeroslavebigbelly wrote:Hope you get the Tarmac SL3 as a replacement! :D


me too!!!!!!!!! dont think so tho
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby snedden9485 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:57 am

Well the shop rang me the other day. The bike has been looked at by spec australia and they have sent photos to USA. According to photos, it should be covered. The BB and broken section gets sent off to USA for assessment, then if covered, i get a new frame. No frames in OZ, so hopefully they upgrade my frame. Tarmac SL - 2? :D

It bloody lucky i have a 2nd bike or id be sitting here on my ass for a month waiting! Its tough to ride the cervelo every day :P , but hey...I have no other choice :mrgreen:
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Nobody » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:10 am

snedden9485 wrote:It bloody lucky i have a 2nd bike or id be sitting here on my ass for a month waiting! Its tough to ride the cervelo every day :P , but hey...I have no other choice :mrgreen:
Good to see you are likely to get a favourable result, but it is the waiting and mucking around that makes warranties worthless to me.
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby toolonglegs » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:07 pm

i had a gary fisher pro caliber mtb...cracked it 3 times in the same place...very expensive mtb in the day...had it for 18 months or so and was waiting on warranty from trek for at least 8 of those!...yep you need two of everything!
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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Aushiker » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:52 pm

snedden9485 wrote:Well the shop rang me the other day. The bike has been looked at by spec australia and they have sent photos to USA. According to photos, it should be covered. The BB and broken section gets sent off to USA for assessment, then if covered, i get a new frame. No frames in OZ, so hopefully they upgrade my frame. Tarmac SL - 2? :D


Personally I wouldn't be waiting, I would be talking your State consumer protection department. You might be surprised just how responsive the local distributor suddenly becomes. You shouldn't have to wait for the Specialized USA to respond; the distributor and retailer are subject to Australian law and should sort the problem out immediately, irrespective of what Specialized US think.

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Re: I cracked my frame!

Postby Dave R32 » Sat Aug 22, 2009 7:56 pm

toolonglegs wrote:yep you need two of everything!


Will show this quote to my lovely wife.... and put forward the following arguement "see I need a Madone 6.9" in case the 4.5 breaks, TLL said so"

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