I have a 9 month old Cake 3 ('04, I bought it on sale late july last year). I love the bike.
For the last couple of months I've been riding with one of those chainstay-slap protector things, and I took it off last night to clean her up for a long ride this weekend. When I took the whatsamajiggy off the chainstay, I found a significant dent in the middle of the chainstay, almost a crease.
It definately looks like the frame is bent (outward), but I'll find out for sure when I take it to my LBS later this morning, and have them check the spacing.
So, I have two questions:
1: Is it wishful thinking to hope that this is a warranty issue?
2: Is the only difference between the Cake and the Cake DLX in the swingarm? So, could i get a DLX swingarm (I'm wary of the carbon fiber anyway, plus I'd like the 5" travel) to replace the old, thrashed rear tri? Even if I had to buy a different Swinger, that would be ok, as I could sell my on ebay or wherever.
Thanks alot for your help!
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