Some of you may remember my recent posts regarding the seatpost shim issue with regard to the Cove Hummer Titanium frame and the problems involving stress fractures of the seat tube/top tube/rear stay cluster junction by others on this forum and beyond the stw world.
One of the threads i posted on is here
Well i've just managed to speak to richie at silverfish and they did have issues with internal emails so it does pay to contact direct by phone before throwing the toys out the pram in a hissy fit. The result of my conversation with richie/warranty dept is "Yes, I can remove the fitted 60mm shim and replace with a 100mm depth shim and this will not effect my frame warranty as i am not structurally changing the frame to it's detriment, rather, it will increase the strength of the seat tube cluster and it is apparent that Lynksey in the states are themselves changing the shim design over to a 100mm shim to prevent this issue from happening in the future.
WooHoo.....I am well chuffed, I realise some peeps may say i should've bought a different frame to start with but i knew about the initial problem and took a gamble that it was due to the ineffectual seat shim, as apart from this issue the frame is a belter.
Now to contact merlin and either get them to fit the new shim to my replacement Hummer frame (headtube not reamed on original as i received it 3 weeks ago) or it may be better to fit it myself as then i know it's done right to my anal standards, correct loctite used etc...etc.
Also had a call 10 mins ago from James at Just Riding Along saying my pimpy wheels are now built so i'll receive them tomorrow, 28h black Hope Pro2,Sapim Black X-Ray spokes/Black Brass Prolock nipples/Stans 28h Black Crest rims (Fast show stylee - It's Blaaaaack....all Blaaaack) - I may be riding by the weekend!....on my new bike....that i've saved every penny for over the past 15months..... living off dried pasta and roadkill......the excitement is too much for my ikle brain to handle..... i'm gonna explode!