devs - Member
If you bought a second hand car and found that the chassis had rotted through would you just accept it? Seems the norm here. The original owner thing seems like a get out clause. What does it matter who is riding it? If it's gonna break it will break.
Legally, unless the original owner (private sale) said it wasn't rotted through then that'd be your problem. As to original owner, that's already accounted for in the reduced price you pay in buying second hand - you should know you don't (usually) get warranty cover and factor that into what you pay.
Aluminium doesn't rot, it does fatigue if over stressed.
No, aluminium fatigues regardless of stress. More stress just means it'll fatigue faster.
I've worked on 50 year old aeroplanes that are structurally sound. If an easyjet fell out of the sky after being bought from American airlines and it was due to fatigue. Would boeing be able to wash their hands of it by saying that Easyjet weren't the original owner?
Not 100% sure on company to company warranty law but quite possibly if they could show that either the aircraft's stated life had been exceeded or if they could prove that the customer had failed to stick to the maintenance/replacement plan which is carefully detailed for fatigue susceptible materials which is most structural parts of an aircraft.
The bike hasn't been ridden much in the last 3 years, therefore the crack that has appeared is either due to earlier abuse or the wrong material being used, or the wrong amount of material being used.
or your unrealistic expectation on how long it'll last. Bikes are funny really - we ask them to be strong and light - the payback tends to be the life.
As I said, when I got the bike it was immaculate. Anyways, it's neither here nor there. Jungle's attitude has ensured that I will not be an original owner of a SC
On the face of it I agree - it doesn't sound like they've been very 'customer facing' however from the rest of your thread I wonder if that was in response to your attitude and unreasonable/unrealistic sense of entitlement about a cut price replacement.