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    Very Bad Bad boy!

    I picked up a Bad Boy R5 on Tuesday and noticed that night that the seat post clamp was cracked (LBS checked torque which was over 40nm), so swapped for a new clamp. Then when I rode the bike for the first time I could hear a squeal somewhere, I thought it might be the rubber seal on the rear wheel so lubed that, still no joy so had a close inspection and noticed the chain was wearing against the frame when on the smallest gear. Back to my LBS today and they confirmed the frame was faulty, not enough clearance for the rear wheel, so new one on order and playing the waiting game again. Hope I get a good un this time!

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    What? Curious to see if the design is at fault or if it's a manufacturing problem.

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    It'll be a manufacturing fault, my LBS has sold lots of these bikes without issue.

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    Offending seat post


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    itīs only the seatpost, fortunatelly

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    Quote Originally Posted by soloyo View Post
    itīs only the seatpost, fortunatelly

    Did you miss the part of Canofale's initial message where he stated that the chain rubs the frame and the bike shop confirmed that the frame was faulty?
    Last edited by bee; 05-30-2012 at 07:52 AM. Reason: Spelling correction

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    My seat post snapped after two years.
    Unfortunately Cannondale belived it was due to normal wear. Crap, as the bike is only ever ridden on the road, and I'm only 59 kg.
    Sadly, these are the components which failed on my BB. Both Avid Disc Calipers' springs snapped, brake lever loosened and fell apart, seat post clamp cracked, seat post snapped, back rim split. Happy to say all the shimano components still hold, and fortunately I swapped the shoddy components with top shelf stuff. It is now a great bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    My seat post snapped after two years.
    Unfortunately Cannondale belived it was due to normal wear. Crap, as the bike is only ever ridden on the road, and I'm only 59 kg.
    Sadly, these are the components which failed on my BB. Both Avid Disc Calipers' springs snapped, brake lever loosened and fell apart, seat post clamp cracked, seat post snapped, back rim split. Happy to say all the shimano components still hold, and fortunately I swapped the shoddy components with top shelf stuff. It is now a great bike.
    None of this surprises me, I'm keeping the bike stock but I fully expect to need to upgrade the components you have mentioned as they fail.

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