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    Carbon Frame Shipping Damage

    Wanting to get some opinions on an impact my carbon frame took during shipment from my friend's shop in midwest, to me here in the southwest. I have $5,000 in insurance from the shipping company, but it's still a bummer to have happened. That would cover a $2700 replacement frame. Is this bike unsafe to ride? Is the frame compromised? Does it look to anyone like it's more than the paint cracking and not the frame itself, extending from the main impact? The frame isn't soft anywhere in the impact, which would support the paint being cracked away from the impact, and not the frame. Has anyone dealt with such a scenario in the past. Thanks!
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    affirmative. do not ride.

    bike is toast.

    I bet it can be ridden, but not for long.
    "Put your seatbelt back on or get out and sit in the middle of that circle of death." - Johnny Scoot

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    Ya that frame is trashed, thats one hell of an impact! Like something heavy as hell dropped on it.

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    I can be repaired. But the cost to do so might be more than a new frame. Roberts Composites does amazing work in North Vancouver. :: roberts composites ::

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    Just to pile on. That frame needs to be replaced. There is no way possible that the damage is somehow only paint.

    File a claim.

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    It's done. Repair or replace.
    Do the math.

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    How was this thing packed?

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    You could evaluate this possible crack by riding it off the highest drop to flat that you can find. That should tell you.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

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    I just got mine from china...I was worried but it came to my house okay..sure hope you get satisfaction...ya need to file a claim..
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    Quote Originally Posted by thesmokingman View Post
    How was this thing packed?
    Maybe it was the special handling.


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