Reasonable life expectancy of a frame?
I have a Koga Miyata X-Racer which is now about 6 years old which has been riden pretty hard all over the place 1 or twice a week and is now definitley not in a good way. Lots of flex, creaking etc.Posted 4 years ago
It’s now relegated to a light weight fast pub/gym/shopping bike.
Wouldn’t fancy talking down afan etc like I used to although having said that with only 80mm at the front it was always pretty tough any way!thisisnotaspoonMember
Just had an email, issue resolved. 5 years BTW.
Untill it breaks? How long’s your piece of string?
I usualy keep them untill something get’s beyond what I feel comfortable riding. Measuring in years would be pointless, my XC bike probably gets more hours in a month than my Pitch gets in a year. But I’d still expect the Pitch to fail first because I’ll probably crash the downtube into a rock or something. Assuming it dies of old age, maybe 1000 hours/10000miles I’d not feel ripped off, double that and I’d be impressed?Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
14 years now and still going strong. Only ridden a few times a year now, but I’m not gentle with it http://andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/transvesubienne-race.html and one for the welsh speakers http://andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/tybed-os-gall-unrhyw-un-ddarllen-hwn.htmlPosted 4 years agoKevaMember
I’ve got a 15yr old GT Alu frame that I’m thinking about getting sprayed up for a rebuild. Should look good in fire orange. I rode it loads from between 1998-2003. Then it became a second bike for a few years between 2005-2008 and since then it’s been hanging up in my mates garage until last week when he gave it back to me.Posted 4 years ago
This was a warranty, sale of goods act question.
My frame cracked, I was told it was out of its warranty, I said it wasn’t happy as I would expect more than x years out of a frame and so it was not fit for purpose.
I was preparing for a long battle with a bike shop and manufacturer after a disagreement but I was only dealing with one of the lads that worked there so he was fairly helpless beyond it having a note that £x was owed
Got an email today saying they will warranty as they would expect 5 years, happy days.
Will pop in tonight to pick it up and thank them.Posted 4 years ago
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