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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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Lost faith in t... [116 posts] 3 years ago
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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

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 3 years ago
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monty dog [446 posts] 3 years ago
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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

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 3 years ago
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It's a heat-treated alloy frame

sorry, need to look at the pics more closely!

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microsafe [2 posts] 3 years ago
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thank you for replies i will have a look at a carbon bandage.

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Parlee-king [33 posts] 3 years ago
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Parlee-king [33 posts] 3 years ago
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might be worth calling these guys for an estimate

http://www.carboncyclerepairs.co.uk