- Headtube damage to Commecal Absolut Sx. Advice wanted Please help
Looking for some advise about what do about damaged headtube on my Commecal Absolut Sx. Brought this frame from another website and the previous owner failed to inform me about the damage to the headtube. Please see pics
Any kinds of advise or help would be greatfully appreciated. The headset does fit but in have not tried to fit some forks yet.
Thanks in advanced 😥Posted 6 years ago
Ouch! I’d be getting in touch with the seller to see if they were aware of the damage (could it have happened in transit?) I’m guessing from the pics that it’s just the top of the head tube which is damaged. The top headset bearing just drops in with the compression ring and cover being fitted once the steerer is in place. Definitely contact the seller first though.Posted 6 years ago
Could be a result of an over-enthusiastic headset removal
No, it’s just a drop-in integrated headset.
Make sure you save all the packaging (any sign of damage to the box?). I sold a frame last year, well-packed with plenty of bubble wrap around the headtube/dropouts/BB area and the buyer messaged me with photos of a shattered (for want of a better description) headset top cup once it arrived. I immediately compensated him for the cost of a replacement headset as he was happy that the frame was undamaged, received glowing ebay feedback as a result, then went about the laborious task of claiming compensation from Parcelforce. Sadly despite having taken out extra insurance to cover the cost of the frame, providing my original photos of the undamaged headset, the sellers photos of the damage and copies of all correspondence plus details of my refund to cover the cost of a replacement headset, Parcelforce refused to accept any liability without damaged packaging as evidence.Posted 6 years agoRusty MacSubscriber
I’d be asking for a refund if it was me, if not a seriously big discount.Posted 6 years ago
Frame is described as new and clearly is not, damage mentioned as slight which it is clearly not and pictures arranged to avoid showing damaged are is pretty low.
Although the frame may be ok you may also find by smoothing out the bearing cup it becomes ovalised and if you can fit a headset corectly you may end up with premature bearing wear.
Looks like that Monster decal was strategically placed 😕 .
Lovely little bikes though and more fun than should be allowed. Bought my second a couple of weeks ago 😛 (foolishly sold the original earlier this year to free up some cash 🙄 . . . and no, it didn’t have a damaged headtube 😆 ). Oh, and they’re on sale at £759 at Merlin Cycles at the mo’ – your’s was a good buy at £500 new especially with the DHX . . . so long as the headtube problem is fixable.Posted 6 years agoRorschachMember
I don’t think thats too bad meself.Most decent workshops will have a headset reaming tool and will have a 45degree (campag) cutter.Some will have a 36degree one aswell (assuming your headset bearings are 36/45’s).Posted 6 years ago
Phone round your local lbs’s or BETD/Goldtech in newcastle under lyme or Argos in bristol definately will one.
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