Bicycle Mechanics - braze on tab for front derailleur loose
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10-03-09, 07:48 PM
The braze on tab held on by 3 rivets is loose on my Felt F1 frame. There's enough movement where it pulls my front derailleur into my crankset when I try to shift into the big ring. Is there a fix for this or is the frame trashed? I bought it off ebay a year ago and therefore I know a warranty will not cover it, but I'd much rather pay to have it fix then spend a lot more to have to buy a new frame. Does anyone have any thoughts if a LBS will be able to fix this?
10-03-09, 07:55 PM
Sounds like a question for Felt, or at least your Felt dealer.
10-03-09, 08:47 PM
assuming it is aluminum pop-rivets a good mechanic can drill off the heads, push them into the seatube and remove them by pulling the crank and BB. Reinstall with new pop-rivets and put some epoxy on the pop-rivet portion that goes into the frame tube and you are good to go....have the Felt dealer fix it, just in case the seat tube is cracked or broken at the holes for the rivets
10-03-09, 08:50 PM
I agree. contact Felt there could be an ongoing issue with this where they have issued dealers 'fix kits'
10-03-09, 09:47 PM
coo. Thanks for the information guys. I'll check with a felt dealer around here.
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