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    Bucksaw - Seat stay breaks?

    I recall many years ago seeing a picture of a Bucksaw with broken seat stays, I haven't seen any recently though. Today I noticed my right hand side seat stay was broken, there was no event, no big jump or anything, I just noticed during a break that the carbon was delaminating. My bike is about 2.5 years old, IIRC the warranty is 2 years. Has anyone dealt with an out of warranty frame with Salsa?
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    Just got the call from LBS, no warranty coverage, $220 for a new chainstay. I'm bummed, but doing it, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    Just got the call from LBS, no warranty coverage, $220 for a new chainstay. I'm bummed, but doing it, I guess.
    That sounds like a fair price to me. Just make sure to service your pivots too. Sticky pivots lead to broken seat and chain stays.

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    is that a broken chainstay or chipped paint. Im pretty sure the chainstay is aluminum, but the seatstay is carbon.

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    I see I swapped names there, sorry, this is a carbon seatstay that broke as I put in my first post. I mistakenly called it a chainstay in my follow up post.

    It's very definitely broken all the way through, it flexes when I push on it. I'm having all the pivots serviced as well, I didn't feel anything bad there, but the tech said they were pretty bad, perhaps that caused this. I didn't think of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisch View Post
    I see I swapped names there, sorry, this is a carbon seatstay that broke as I put in my first post. I mistakenly called it a chainstay in my follow up post.
    Yeah, I should have figured that out by looking closer at the picture. I can imagine carbon breaking like in your picture, but not aluminum, thus my confusion.

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    As an update to this, I just got a call from the LBS and the chainstay had a crack on a weld as well. I wish I had all the info upfront on this, I might have made a different decision, but I'm going to end up with a new bike here, piece by piece. The LBS said they will "take care of me", we'll see how this goes and I'll post back up.

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    I got my bike back, it looks like it's brand new, because more than half of it is brand new! I put new wheels and drivetrain on as well. The tech said my pivots and DU bushings were in bad shape (he replaced them), I didn't notice any friction prior to the break, but I never took the shock off to test it without the resistance either. I also had them reseal the fork and shock.

    Anyway first ride today, pretty pumped to have the bike back.

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    First ride was great, wow I let the maintenance go on this bike. I need to pay closer attention to things, it feels so good, the suspension is so smooth!

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    Jisch, How many miles had you put on the bike before it broke?

    Thanks Tim

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