damage to frame

by microsafe   March 29, 2012  

Hi I recently bought a speciailized roubaix frameset with seatpost set too high and stuck tight. while trying to remove the seat post I have damaged the frame. I'm not sure if its repairable, a work colleage says its not. can you let me know how to proceed

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its probably not repairable but some companies will offer a "crash damage" replacement.

if you take it to a specialized dealer they will normally offer you a discount of a new frame to get you going.

i certainly wouldnt ride the bike any more.

as i say only most companies do this, not sure if specialized are one

posted by Lost faith in t... [119 posts]
29th March 2012 - 10:46

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could try these guys:

http://www.carboncyclerepairs.co.uk

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7324 posts]
29th March 2012 - 10:48

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It's a heat-treated alloy frame so very difficult to effectively weld-repair. Only option would be a carbon 'bandage' to reinforce the tube joint sufficiently to stop the crack propagating any further. You can buy repair kits from www.carbonmods.co.uk

Make mine an Italian with Campagnolo on the side

posted by monty dog [362 posts]
7th April 2012 - 18:54

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It's a heat-treated alloy frame

sorry, need to look at the pics more closely!

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posted by Dave Atkinson [7324 posts]
7th April 2012 - 19:56

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thank you for replies i will have a look at a carbon bandage.

posted by microsafe [4 posts]
8th April 2012 - 21:22

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posted by Parlee-king [38 posts]
9th April 2012 - 10:01

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might be worth calling these guys for an estimate

http://www.carboncyclerepairs.co.uk

posted by Parlee-king [38 posts]
9th April 2012 - 10:03

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