Ooh – i have my first cracked frame – any advice chaps?
Not much experience of cracked frames personally but if that was my bike I would just keep an eye on it, assuming it was just a hack bike. Main bike that might take some grief, not sure I would risk the dentistry.
Warranty….give it a shot, you never know. But 10 years old, it’s a crap thing to happen but it’s had a good life!
I would be interested to see if spesh replaced after 10 years.Posted 5 years agobommerMember
I’ve seen a few of that era go like that, allez, sirrus, sequoia. Can’t see warranty being a problem, proof of purchase aside; they don’t have many frames left though – you might have a bit of a wait.
The ‘crash replacement’ policy is a shorthand way of saying ‘if it’s fecked and not covered by warranty’ policy. Once had a chap who backed his car over his E5 Aerotec S-works and had an S-Works SL-3 Tarmac as a replacement for £1100.
Spesh are awesome
Edit: Don’t ride it.Posted 5 years ago
So having a look over my 10yr old spec allez today after a wee spin last night i have discovered a 1 inch crack on the head tube. Do you think it is a deathtrap? I don’t use it too often but would be a shame to have to ditch it. Looks a bit dodgy to me tbh…but maybe it is ok.
Anyone got any experience in specialized warranties? I’ve been the only owner from new but have to say a) it is ancient and also b) not much chance of finding the receipt.
any advice appreciated.
davePosted 5 years agomrmoMember
The question is what was the warranty when you bought it? I snapped a Lemond after 8 years? Trek replaced it no questions. I would expect Specialized to be as good if there is a warranty in place. After all it costs them little but it does generate a lot of good will.
And even if the frame isn’t covered by warranty they may offer a discount, as a goodwill gesture.
Only thing to point out, You may find that some of your components don’t fit, If they offer an equivalent, headset size, and hence forks may be different, what size is the current seat post diameter. These are things that will be outside any warranty. Likewise the cost of rebuilding the bike may well be your problem.Posted 5 years ago
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