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Old 12-30-2013, 04:38 AM
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Damage to Rear Stay - Oltre XR

Well, another suprise and another shock...

this time i see one of the rear stays has been chipped or maybe somethign worse.

this bike has sat in a spare bedroom for a few months while i build up time to build this bike.

i don't know how this chip occurred - but pretty upset.

looks like someone has stood on it or something...

let me know your thoughts - is it serious or just paint work?


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Old 12-30-2013, 07:18 AM
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Looks like it's time to contact Ruckus Composites

That looks ugly

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Old 12-30-2013, 07:37 AM
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so close and yet so far...

my dream over riding a class bike is over.

really angry now that someone in my family or the people coming in to install the a/c in that bedroom recently has damaged it.

the $5,000 frame is probably a throw away item now.

thanks for you all of your help people.


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Old 12-30-2013, 07:56 AM
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Not really. It will be a few hundred $ repair. Contact Ruckus like suggested.
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Old 12-30-2013, 08:37 AM
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If you search the forum you should find pictures of repairs to similar damage to my Cannondale Super-X done by Ruckus

$375 including repaint of the area

It is virtually impossible to tell where the repair was made and the bike rides as nice as ever

Contact them - the frame is not lost

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Old 12-30-2013, 11:34 AM
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alternatively, calfee - surprised no one mentioned them yet...
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:59 PM
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Calfee is good but VERY pricey vs. Ruckus and paint is extra.

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Old 12-30-2013, 02:24 PM
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i live in australia, so sending frame anywhere overseas is off limits.

thanks anyway.

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Old 12-30-2013, 02:46 PM
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i live in australia, so sending frame anywhere overseas is off limits.

thanks anyway.

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man you give up so easily: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/...rames_196178/6
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:07 PM
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thanks mate,

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Old 12-30-2013, 03:40 PM
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Well, THAT would have been good to know!

But, even with that situation, help is at hand.

Good luck with the repairs.

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Old 12-30-2013, 03:46 PM
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Good luck with the repair- should be a fairly basic repair for a quality carbon repair shop and the local one mentioned in Velo Snooze sounds good on paper.

You'll need to strip down your bike again but good practice w/ rebuilding, re-taping etc
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:05 PM
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Definitely repair that frame, it'll be a whole lot cheaper than buying a new one.

Although if I were you, I'd waterboard the entire family to find out who damaged the frame and then make them pay for the repairs (and if you find out before water-boarding that person, make that an extra long water-boarding session)
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:31 PM
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thanks guys.

it really has been a harrowing few days for me - but enlightening and an education - thanks to you guys!

i have learnt alot and i tried to keep my carbon parts free from destruction but i guess i need to try harder and lock stuff away when not in use.

the only problem is that carbon repairer is around 4000kms from where i live and is probably the only repairer in the country that i would trust.

may have to send the wife down and wrap the frame in cotton wool / bubble wrap so the airplane people don't break it further..

as for the waterboarding - yes - great idea. grrrrrrrrr !


anyone know of solid robust bike frame carriers for plane luggage?

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Old 12-30-2013, 05:01 PM
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thanks guys.

it really has been a harrowing few days for me - but enlightening and an education - thanks to you guys!

i have learnt alot and i tried to keep my carbon parts free from destruction but i guess i need to try harder and lock stuff away when not in use.

the only problem is that carbon repairer is around 4000kms from where i live and is probably the only repairer in the country that i would trust.

may have to send the wife down and wrap the frame in cotton wool / bubble wrap so the airplane people don't break it further..

as for the waterboarding - yes - great idea. grrrrrrrrr !


anyone know of solid robust bike frame carriers for plane luggage?

splash
i think you're overanalyzing this! just get the frame to a good shop and have them pack it and insure it for the cost of the frame minus the cost of repair. yes, the crack is bad, but frames like this aren't that delicate. a good packing job + send it off and let the carbon repair place take care of it.

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