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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [walker.627] [ In reply to ]
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Reflectors are provided with your bike, and sometimes mounted for liability reasons and to comply with local laws. The bike shop would have no responsibility for the damage to your frame as a result, unless you can prove they mounted them improperly. Contact your LBS about a crash replacement and see if that's an option.
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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [walker.627] [ In reply to ]
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You kept the reflectors on your wheels? You realize this is Slowtwitch, right?
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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [cant swim] [ In reply to ]
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If you really want to buy a new bike and dont want to fix it I say sell the bike on craigslist or something and get looking for a new tri bike. If its just the fork that is damaged and you dont want to spend a lot of money on a new bike right now you can just buy a new fork. I doubt the bike shop or trek will take responsibility for this. They will probably say that it is your responsibility to make sure that your bike is properly maintained, and it was mounted properly if you could put in all those hours of training for a 1/2 IM without any problems.
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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [Uncle Phil] [ In reply to ]
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You kept the reflectors on your wheels? You realize this is Slowtwitch, right?

I didn't accidentally type in beginnertriathlete, did I?


my triathlon/motorsports blog
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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [walker.627] [ In reply to ]
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Check the chainstays and make sure that the kickstand hasn't damaged them ;P

Seriously though, Calfree does carbon frame repairs. Send them a pic and get a quote. http://www.calfeedesign.com/howtosendrepair.htm
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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [walker.627] [ In reply to ]
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Just take it back to the bike store and see what they say.
Next time stop and fix the problem.
If you got the bike used you might be screwed
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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [walker.627] [ In reply to ]
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I find it hard to believe that a reflector hitting it for 20 seconds would crack a frame. Even if the wheel is spinning at considerable speed, the reflector is so light that the impact would not be that high.. Could it be that the damage is only in the clearcoat (meaning it has cracked the clearcoat but not the frame itself)?
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Re: Reflector Fell Off in Half IM - Cracked Frame [walker.627] [ In reply to ]
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I would guess they are saying .
A race bike should have all those unnecessary bits removed before the race.
Good job on the race
It is a shame about the problem
You need to post a pic so we can see the damage or take it to a shop .
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