Front mech fell off – Intense Carbine

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  • Premier Icon wwaswas
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    quality pop-rivetting, not 🙁

    manufacturing fault, clearly.

    It should be fine with a single ring and a bit of sealant over the holes if the tube looks otherwise undamaged until you get it sorted out.

    ChunkyMTB
    Member

    Go 1×10, sorted!

    Just plug the holes.

    Premier Icon rugbydick
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    So, I was riding my Intense Carbine last week and the front mech came off. The metal hanger that should be attached to the frame ripped clean off
    Not sure how it has happened, but I’m fairly certain that it shouldn’t have happened…

    Has anyone seen anything like this before?
    Anyone want to hazard a guess if the frame is still rideable (with a single ring up front). I’m going to assume not due to the damage to the carbon on the seat tube.

    View of the seat tube showing damage

    Front mech with the hanger and a bit of carbon still attached

    5thElefant
    Member

    Or… rivnuts and epoxy.

    bikeneil
    Member

    I’ve seen that before on a couple of plastic road bikes. I’d buy a metal bike if it was me ;o)

    Premier Icon rugbydick
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    Thanks for the input, everyone.
    So is this a manufacturing fault or just something you should just accept with a carbon bike?

    Doesn’t seem right that you should just expect your frame to fall apart…

    jonk
    Member

    If you want to get up and running, fit an e-type mech.

    Premier Icon rugbydick
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    Can’t fit an e-type mech with a pressfit BB…

    MoseyMTB
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    Warranty?

    [Quote] I’ve seen that before on a couple of plastic road bikes. I’d buy a metal bike if it was me ;o)[/quote]

    My plastic road bike uses an old skool clamp on mech 😉

    To the OP, are you sure its not a sticker? Clamp-on adaptors are cheap and plentiful, househusbands looks pimp but brand-x and generic eBayers do em for about a fiver.

    I’d be looking for warranty replacement on that, if there’s no evidence of a heavy impact to it.

    jemima
    Member

    http://www.itwplexus.com/materials/composites.cfm

    This stuff is the business if you’re outwith warranty. Its very dear but if there’s anyone near you who is into boat repairs incl. GRP they may have some a help you out??

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