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 Post subject: Bike down!
PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:06 pm 
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I washed my bike yesterday, so I was putting the chain stay protector back on this morning when I found that my heart had been broken.

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Cracked. Taking her up to the shop in a bit. She should still be under warranty.... hopefully.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:24 pm 
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Oh man I feel for ya. A heartbreaking moment and I've been there a couple of times myself. Best of luck with the warranty.


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Brutal. I don't keep close tabs on this site so I am unaware of what frame/model/year you have?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:19 am 
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Bad news ssg, hope you can get that taken care of.


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Ouch!


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:45 am 
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I've cracked 2 frames in the past, and both times the manufacturer took care of it.
Hopefully, it will not be a hassle for you.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:09 pm 
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It is my 2013 Spec Camber Comp. This break in the chain stay is not uncommon, but the way they handle this will make or break any future business with Specialized. I think it will go very smoothly and I won't have any problems. I think I would rather buy a carbon bike in the future to avoid metal fatigue (my 17 year old carbon commuter has never had a problem), but even the carbon models of the Camber have the aluminum swing arm until you get the stupid expensive models. Considering I start a new career as an 8th grade science teacher in the fall, I don't think a stupid expensive model is in my future. :) I do love my bike though. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:12 pm 
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The 3 mechs at the shop all stopped what they were doing to take a look at the front end of the bike.... I guess they haven't seen many old bikes come back in with a Boost Yari and Hope Pro 4. :)


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southsideguy wrote:
It is my 2013 Spec Camber Comp. This break in the chain stay is not uncommon, but the way they handle this will make or break any future business with Specialized. I think it will go very smoothly and I won't have any problems. I think I would rather buy a carbon bike in the future to avoid metal fatigue (my 17 year old carbon commuter has never had a problem), but even the carbon models of the Camber have the aluminum swing arm until you get the stupid expensive models. Considering I start a new career as an 8th grade science teacher in the fall, I don't think a stupid expensive model is in my future. :) I do love my bike though. :D


I hear you, I broke the aluminum swing arm on my Spec.carbon Enduro. It was for the best though, that bike was a nickle and diming pain.


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That's worst than a broken heart.......... :cry:

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norton55 wrote:
That's worst than a broken heart.......... :cry:



It is a broken heart.

I broke two frames in a six month period. New frame cracked at the seat tower 6 months after owning it. GT stepped up and warrantied a new one. Six months later the replacement frame cracked at the seat tower [see where I'm going with this?] same spot. Turns out there was a flaw in the design of the seat tower on the first generation I-Drives. This second frame cracked a month after GT filed for bankruptcy. I was SOL on getting a warranty replacement. Luckily "Super Go" was a stand up company and offered me a big discount on whatever brand of frame I wanted. I chose Intense and had them switch over parts. That was a painful hit to the wallet though. The GT was a 4K. bike. The Intense frame was a 2k. Frame. They gave me $500 off. But I had to purchase a new $650 fork to fit the new frame. And of course I was not going to put those crappy Formula disc brakes on that always rubbed. So I special ordered a set of Hope disc brakes that were another $450. So now my original $4K. GT investment cost me $6,600. Quite a chunk of change for a bike back in 2002.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
norton55 wrote:
That's worst than a broken heart.......... :cry:



" Turns out there was a flaw":


Yep. Same issue with several years of the Ellsworth Joker frames. My '01 frame had the bad genetics, and cracked at the swingarm neck. No problem, Ellsworth gave me a new swingarm. I purchased the frame back when Ells. was in their "lifetime warranty" stage. So, when I cracked the frame a few years later, at the TT/ST junction(and it was really at least partly my fault..I was trying to ride a Medium frame, when I really needed a Large) they gave me a new, Large frame, no questions asked. I still have it today. They even gave me a cnc'ed "chip" so that I could continue to ride the Joker at 6" of travel, instead of the '05 7" of travel, which woulda called for a new shock.

All in all, Ellsworth was pretty good to me. Maybe being a vocal local had something to do with it, but I don't think so.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:01 am 
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Got the call from the shop today. Specialized is replacing under warranty. Unfortunately, the replacement part is black.


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Oreo bike?

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Oreo bike?


Maybe I will replace the seat stays some day to make the whole rear end match. :) Black would make the orange stand out more. :D


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southsideguy wrote:
Got the call from the shop today. Specialized is replacing under warranty. Unfortunately, the replacement part is black.


I would demand they paint it to stock specs. It's not your fault, that's why it was replaced under warranty.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
southsideguy wrote:
Got the call from the shop today. Specialized is replacing under warranty. Unfortunately, the replacement part is black.


I would demand they paint it to stock specs. It's not your fault, that's why it was replaced under warranty.


That's not how the warranty works. The color is not part of the warranty, it never is. Honestly, I am okay with this... I just want the bike back and to get another 3-4 years out of it. :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:33 am 
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I doubt you can find a place in the warranty conditions, that states they can replace with just about any part they can find on the shop floor.
If you wanted to, I'm fairly sure you could force them to give you an entire new frame, as they have no spares left that fits yours.

Having said that, I don't think it's worth the effort, especially if you don't expect to ever sell it, but will ride it into the ground.

The day you posted this, I was having broken bits and issues as well, but in my case it turned out to be a halfway broken chain link.
Took a fair bit of troubleshooting to figure that one. A chain that will not stay in gear when putting the power down, but runs smoothly when light footed???


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The majority of Camber mfg'd (the vast majority since consumers seem to want a lack of color) were black in every trim level. I special ordered my bike to avoid the very boring black that was the only color shops were ordering. I am not surprised that Specialized stocks only the black swing arm as a result.

And thank you for the post Magura.... I have been having VERY intermittent issues with my commuter bike and checking the chain VERY carefully hasn't crossed my mind. :)


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My biggest question now is whether or not the carbon swing arm from the S-Works models would be a direct bolt on. Carbon wouldn't suffer from metal fatigue.... :)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:38 pm 
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This is what the naughty one looked like.
I have never seen something like that before.
It was on the trike, so it took a fair bit of time to find it. It has a total of 3 full chains.

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southsideguy wrote:
My biggest question now is whether or not the carbon swing arm from the S-Works models would be a direct bolt on. Carbon wouldn't suffer from metal fatigue.... :)


Why wouldn't it?


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Magura wrote:
southsideguy wrote:
My biggest question now is whether or not the carbon swing arm from the S-Works models would be a direct bolt on. Carbon wouldn't suffer from metal fatigue.... :)


Why wouldn't it?

Magura :)


I have no idea if the rear end is the same on the bikes. There were 3 frame set ups of the bike. Full aluminum, aluminum front/carbon rear and full carbon. The full carbon model was only on the S-Works. I would think the front triangle was the same as the model below it just with the carbon rear triangle. I have no way to prove it though without dropping some $$$ on parts. It may be cheaper to pick up a new frame when the time comes.... maybe with the wider rear end to match my front even. :)


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southsideguy wrote:
Got the call from the shop today. Specialized is replacing under warranty. Unfortunately, the replacement part is black.


Glad to hear this! :dance:


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She's back home where she belongs....

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And now that I am looking at it... Let me go shift that rear end down some... good lord!


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That actually looks better than the white chain stays. 8-)

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That actually looks better than the white chain stays. 8-)


I only wish the seat stay was black now. Black front and rear. I guess I need to ride it harder to break the seat stay. :)


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