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    Bummer

    Just got back from Highland.

    The frame on my 2010 Marin Quake is toast, stress crack behind the headtube.

    Marin warranties thier big bikes for just one year.

    What to do??? I have a 2013 Gambler 10 on order but I was planning on using the Quake as a backup bike.

    Components are good if a little old, 9 speed Saint, Totem, Vivid Air, DeeMax Ultimate...

    Anyone recommend a frame with 150 rear spacing to swap the components onto?

    Transition TR250, Commencal FR....

    Thanks,

    MGS

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    70 views and no recommendations???

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    TR250 looks like a sick bike!

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    In the mean time, you might be able to get thing thing welded by a pro for 100 bucks. It's not going to be pretty, but should hold up for a little.

    Anyhow, Transition has some good clearance deals on the TR250 on their website right now. I'm not sure about the sizes, but I'd check it out.

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    If your looking for a back up bike frame. I would look or an old iron horse frame or sell your parts as you will spend all your time on the Scott.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgs781 View Post
    What to do??? I have a 2013 Gambler 10 on order but I was planning on using the Quake as a backup bike.
    Sell the bits of the Quake you don't want, fit the bits you do want to the Gambler and have a *****in road trip with the money.

    Simple!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Sell the bits of the Quake you don't want, fit the bits you do want to the Gambler and have a *****in road trip with the money.

    Simple!
    make an all mountain with a Canfield Brothers The One.....need different spacing in rear
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Someone is pissed at me

    Last weekend, I cracked frame on my Quake.

    This weekend, I failed lower headset bearing on my Mojo HD.

    WTF, I have never had this much bad luck on one month.

    Has anyone ever seen a lower headset bearing fail? The inner race must have pushed though and bearing came completely apart. Balls came falling out once I loosen and took the stem off.

    Headset is a Cane Creek Angleset, so I would expect it to last longer than one season.

    MGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgs781 View Post
    Last weekend, I cracked frame on my Quake.

    This weekend, I failed lower headset bearing on my Mojo HD.

    WTF, I have never had this much bad luck on one month.

    Has anyone ever seen a lower headset bearing fail? The inner race must have pushed though and bearing came completely apart. Balls came falling out once I loosen and took the stem off.

    Headset is a Cane Creek Angleset, so I would expect it to last longer than one season.

    MGS
    Dude I broke my collar bone and require surgery. I would trade with you in a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daisycutter View Post
    Dude I broke my collar bone and require surgery. I would trade with you in a second.
    Fair enough, doesn't suck so bad thinking about it that way. I fixed it with spare parts I had last night, how is your collar bone doing?

    MGS

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    I stopped DH bikes because this reason. It would seem like every other time I would go ride something very expensive would self implode.

    Now I just ride a single speed Evil Sovereign and moto's. But those break too... Why does everything I love die...
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    Just got a call from the shop. Marin will do a crash replacement for a very reasonable cost to me - much cheaper than a new frame from someone else.

    MGS

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freerydejunky View Post
    I stopped DH bikes because this reason. It would seem like every other time I would go ride something very expensive would self implode.

    Now I just ride a single speed Evil Sovereign and moto's. But those break too... Why does everything I love die...
    everything dies, my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnine View Post
    everything dies, my friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgs781 View Post
    Just got a call from the shop. Marin will do a crash replacement for a very reasonable cost to me - much cheaper than a new frame from someone else.

    MGS

    You should change the title of this too. Marin is a bike company who has the customers back.

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    Marin is a bike company who has the customer's back

    Quote Originally Posted by daisycutter View Post
    You should change the title of this too. Marin is a bike company who has the customers back.
    Good idea. Honestly, this outcome is extremely fair and I would definately but from Marin again. Too bad that they seem to be dropping thier big bikes. Perhaps they are being redesigned with the new Giant like suspension and will be released in 2013.

    MGS

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