Is this paintwork degradation acceptable after 18 months?

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  • organic355
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    Frame bought in April 2012, light use.

    paintwork just seems to be falling off, Worth an email to Kinesis? not sure what the warranty is with their frames?

    These points have not had any knocks or scrapes.

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    I’d say no, I have a 3 year old Spec that’s not exactly been looked after and it doesn’t have anything like that on it.

    What was the warranty on the frame at sale?

    Van Halen
    Member

    brake mount has had brake fluid on it and you`ve over tightened the bolt on the bottle boss.

    no chance for warrentee unless they like you

    stumpy01
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    Your first photo….is that the rear post mount? Looks to me like some DOT brake fluid has been left on that and knackered the paint. Even the alu underneath looks pretty badly corroded.
    Do your brakes use DOT fluid.
    Does look pretty bad around the bottle bosses though as well.

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    ^ yup! what he said.

    organic355
    Member

    OK, no brake fluid as Ive got BB7s on there. 😀

    yes its the rear post mount

    Havnt touched the bottle bosses since I got it, never used them.

    just check Kinesis warranty, only 1 year on paint and decals;

    http://kinesisukwarranty.co.uk/terms.htm

    Might be worth an email, as failure of the paint looks like it is going to cause major damage to the frame.

    stumpy01
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    ic355 – Member
    OK, no brake fluid as Ive got BB7s on there.

    yes its the rear post mount

    In that case I’d be getting in touch.

    Although there terms on the warranty regarding paint seem a bit rubbish.
    Could you get them under some kind of ‘not fit for purpose’ type SOGA rule…..

    asterix
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    thing to remember is the aluminium will be fine for many years even if the paint does flake off

    bigyinn
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    Damaged caused by salt from the roads? Where is the bike used the most road or offroad?

    ChunkyMTB
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    Van Halen – Member
    and you`ve over tightened the bolt on the bottle boss.

    STW statement of the month already for me.

    Can you cast your eyes over my bike please and with your special skills check the torques.

    bigyinn
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    ChunkyMTB – Member

    Van Halen – Member
    and you`ve over tightened the bolt on the bottle boss.

    STW statement of the month already for me.

    Can you cast your eyes over my bike please and with your special skills check the torques.
    That is quite an amazing deduction from VH. Even more so when the OP says he’s never used them!
    I think VH has confused paint flaking with over tightening leading to distortion of the boss and tube, causing the paint to flake off.

    unovolo
    Member

    I deduce that you sir have a Budgie and it has been licking road-salt off the brake boss and during this escapade its ickle beak has broke the surface of the paint causing it to corrode underneath.

    Or it may have been fairies!

    Tom_W1987
    Member

    Nitromors plus wire wool. Then polish.

    That red hub in the first pic looks a bit ropey too. Do you live at the seaside?

    Sancho
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    If it’s been ridden on the roads through a couple of winters then I would say that is in good condition.
    this is a Planet X about three of four year old

    oldgit
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    Traveled on the back of the car?
    I wouldn’t want to see that mess after thirty years. My mate suffers corrosion and I’m sure it’s to do with high miles on the back of a car as in wet salty jet wash.

    My mate suffers corrosion and I’m sure it’s to do with high miles on the back of a car as in wet salty jet wash

    That’s a bit harsh, could you not let him sit IN the car?

    oldgit
    Member

    That’s a bit harsh, could you not let him sit IN the car?

    No because he is a Jonny Foreigner.

    Premier Icon takisawa2
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    wet salty jet wash…hmmm…

    Anyhow, this was my Niner on 05/02/12…


    IMAG0347 by pten2106, on Flickr

    And this was 09/09/12..


    IMAG0944 by pten2106, on Flickr

    It’s a steel bike. Steel rusts. It will get repainted at some point. Disappointing on such an expensive frame though, but doesn’t spoil it for me. I don’t exactly wrap it in cotton wool. It’s a bike.

    ojom
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    It’s a sticker.

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