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    Epic Broken Chainstay

    So I was going up a technical climb when I noticed my rear tire rubbing. Thinking that I broke a spoke, I stopped to look. Thie picture tells the rest of the story. The bike is only 2 years old (2005 model) and unfortunately I don't have the original receipt. I purchased it 2 years ago like new from someone who had never even taken it past the parking lot. Any suggestions on getting a warranty replacement? It didn't come from a LBS either.
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    holy crap...did you try a drop/jump or something? Don't think they will warranty the rear triangle, is that on a weld?
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    So you bought this 2nd hand now it's broken and you're going to try to get a warranty for it? tough noogies. Your best bet is to stroll into a local bike shop who carries a lot of specialized and ask them about it. If you are honest, don't lie, and your story rings true you might get a sympathy rear triangle out of the deal. If not you have to buy a new rear triangle or get it welded. It can be re-welded, ya know.

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    Nope, no drops. I noticed the tire rubbing while I was going up a climb on the fitness trail at the JCC . It's an XL frame and I am 6-3 180 pounds.

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    it'll probably cost you around 100 bucks. i bent the seatstay on a 07 stumpy and I had one 5 days later with bearing and hanger for $100 from my lbs. not too bad i thought.

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    But don't forget to heat treat it if you do weld it. You could shop around for a new rear triangle.

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    I would find out how much a replacement Chain stay is. I'd bet it won't be that much, especially compared to the frame . and when you go to you local specialized dealer don't voluenteer that you are not the origianal owner , you never know , you might get lucky on a warrenty. are you on good terms with your locla Bike shop ?


    You should add that Picture to this thread

    Lets see Pics of you Broken Specialized frames!
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    Be honest with them though noone likes to be lied to and you want your LBS to be on your side. But I would try to just buy a new triangle, that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bumpy on my stumpy
    Be honest with them though noone likes to be lied to and you want your LBS to be on your side. But I would try to just buy a new triangle, that's just me.
    I never said lie. I'm just saying go into a specialiazed dealer and ask them how much for the stays to fix it. and if they don't ask if you are the original owner, do not voluenteer it . if they ask , then tell them the truth. and also if they do warrenty it , have the shop do the work of putting it back together so they at least make something out of the deal.
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    I bought a new seatstay from my LBS for around $175. I have my old seatstay laying around if you are interested, it's white with disc tabs. I can take some pics and send them to you if you would like to see them.
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