But this one has been replaced under warranty.
I noticed just after Christmas that the right side of the chain stay of my 2003 AC2 frame was cracked just behind the weld at the dog leg. Shops didn't open for a few days, it took a while for Giant to open after the holidays (I'm in Australia) but after a bit of tooing and froing (and plenty of reminders to the lbs) Giant agreed to replace it.
They shipped it earlier in the week and it was put on today. The frame was black with white stripes (not the prettiest you have ever seen) and the new one is matt black so it blends in quite well, but doesn't have any of the writing that was on the old one.
I checked the torque setting for the bolts and they were all a bit high so I lowered them to what Giant recommended and now I am ready to go. Probably an evening ride tomorrow after work.
The crack may have been what caused the squeaking noise I noticed lately and couldn't work out where it was coming from.
It will be good to get off the hardtail and back on to a more comfortable bike.
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