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    scalpel 2017 frame cracked

    Hallo Folks!

    My scalpel si -4 carbon 2017 frame mysteriously cracked at the lower joint of the rear triangle at the drive side.
    There was no jump or a fall to blame.
    I just notice the crack with just 1200 km.
    Does any one had similar issue?
    The bike is brand new and i am really worried.
    I will try to put a picture later on.
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    Pictures will help a lot. Did you contact your LBS?


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    Well i contact with the dealer and Cannondale arrange for a frame replacement.

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    I 've just posted a picture, the bike is upside down.
    i had also experienced the issue with the loosen bolt from this side.
    i have tighten the both to 5nm and also use thread lock

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    I had the same issue after 5 months.
    Main pivot bearing. But didnt know if it was the paint or the alloy-insert.

    scalpel 2017 frame cracked-20170503_160214.jpg

    Cannondale send me a new frame.
    Instead of a '17 team-frame i got a '17 race-frame.
    For sale:
    - Cannondale 2x Spider XX 120/80



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrizzzz View Post
    Cannondale send me a new frame.
    Instead of a '17 team-frame i got a '17 race-frame.
    Those are identical frames (both Hi-Mod), only paint job is different


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    well they look identical, this is on the non drive side though. So i guess this might be a "weak spot" of the scalpel frame. My frame replacement is still on going so i dont know if they will replace it with the same or better frame. My frame is the scalpel -4 Did you had any problems with the new frame?
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrizzzz View Post
    I had the same issue after 5 months. Main pivot bearing. But didnt know if it was the paint or the alloy-insert. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	1177408 Cannondale send me a new frame. Instead of a '17 team-frame i got a '17 race-frame.

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    Mine cracked on the driveside seatstay after a little more than six months. The crack was on the driveside top lock'r mount (around the metal insert) on the inside, so i accidentally saw it when I disassembled the swingarm.
    Cannondale quickly provided me with a new swingarm.





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    Quote Originally Posted by samarskyrider View Post
    Those are identical frames (both Hi-Mod), only paint job is different


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    Yes, but its not the same colour
    And a Race is not a Team if you think of re-selling.


    Because of the black-paint and only a 1000k i dont know if there are any cracks or hinds i have to worry about.

    But for sure i will take a look if the racing season will start @the end of next month.
    For sale:
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