I bought the bike used so warranty is out of the question unfortunately. I hadn't considered the fact that the weld could effect removing the seat post, now I'm somewhat worried about the weld.
For some additional history. I bought the bike used and the guys at his shop tightened down the seat post collar without the post in it, resulting in the crack he believes. He has offered a full refund or to pay for whatever it takes to fix it. I got the bike for 700$ and don't think I can find another deal like this so I'm very hesitant to return it and would like to fix it if at all possible (on his dime of course). Any other thoughts? Thank you for the responses thus far, much appreciated.
Last edited by jk1199; 11-20-09 at 09:17 PM.