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Broken Drop-out
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So my buddy sent this to me today, broken drop-out on his Kestrel. It's a 2008 Talon SL.

Fixable at all?

I've tried copying and pasting but that isn't working... I'll get this worked out on the pic front but essentially the aluminum drop out cracked all the way through... what are his options? (Other than scrapping and strating over, although we both realize that is the best answer...)

**I can't make the pic show up... apparently I'm an idiot, even though I've done it before.... I'll try to figure it out...**

***Well, I was able to attach it. What happened to just copying and pasting?? Am I just dumb tonight? Probably...***
Last edited by: jkstevens: Aug 15, 18 19:10
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Re: Broken Drop-out [jkstevens] [ In reply to ]
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Bike’s done...
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Re: Broken Drop-out [Donzo98] [ In reply to ]
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No one out there that can replace the drop-out properly, Donzo? I know you've been around so I respect your opinion...

- Jeff
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Re: Broken Drop-out [jkstevens] [ In reply to ]
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jkstevens wrote:
No one out there that can replace the drop-out properly, Donzo? I know you've been around so I respect your opinion...

- Jeff

That’s nice of you to say :)

I think it might be fixable... but on a 2008 frame, I would say it wouldn’t really be worth it.

What about upgrading to a newer, used, non-broken frame :)

Why risk it??
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Re: Broken Drop-out [Donzo98] [ In reply to ]
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Money, man - it's always money.

He's in the process of a divorce, yadda, yadda, yadda, it's his respite...

Looking for the least objectionable option, essentially.

- Jeff
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Re: Broken Drop-out [jkstevens] [ In reply to ]
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These guys could do it https://www.ruckuscomp.com/...dropout-replacement-
Though the cost is likely to be about the same as finding a deal on a more modern frame


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Re: Broken Drop-out [jkstevens] [ In reply to ]
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If the dropout is not aluminum bonded to the carbon stays, he may have a chance at having it repaired.

carbon-repair

He may also be able to find a decent frame on eBay as well.
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Re: Broken Drop-out [jimmy d] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for the info, it was all very much appreciated!

Unfortunately, it was aluminum bonded to stays, and Kestrel told him it was unfixable. So, very bad day for him...

On the brighter side, he does get to look for a new frame! And who doesn't enjoy doing that??

Anyone got a nice frame in 54-56 cm they want to get rid of? ...

Thanks again, everyone!
- Jeff
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Re: Broken Drop-out [jkstevens] [ In reply to ]
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He can get a Chinese carbon frame for $200 off of eBay.
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Re: Broken Drop-out [jkstevens] [ In reply to ]
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I’d turn it into a ss bike for putzing around or a smarttrainer bike
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