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    Broke the head tube off my new bike!!


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    What?

    How does that happen?

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    dude the box says NO RAZORS!

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    Just kidding.

    The orig. frame rear triangle was ~3mm offset, so JensonUSA sent me a new frame on my credit card and told me to cut the head tube off the old one and send them a picture. As soon as they get the picture, they'll refund the cost of the original frame. I could have done it w/o the credit card, but it would have taken longer and kept me off the trails.

    Now I have a little memento of the orig. I'm thinking about making a shooter out of it.

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    The new one is straight as an arrow.

    That freakin' head tube was a pisser to cut off...and I had a brand new blade in my sawzall

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    Are you sure the frame was meant for that much travel? In any case, Jenson should take care of you right?

    Still want the Jamis Komodo frame Cheeto?

    EDIT: I think this should go on ebay. Cleanist break ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gastro View Post
    Wow! what's the weight now?
    The smallest portion is only a couple of grams...it's for the minimalist biker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BenLi View Post
    Are you sure the frame was meant for that much travel? In any case, Jenson should take care of you right?

    Still want this frame Cheeto?
    The Vanilla was fine...it just couldn't handle the 888.

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    get somebody to weld it back on...and give it to cheeto

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckler View Post
    get somebody to weld it back on...and give it to cheeto
    I'll sell it to cheeto and he can weld it himself. $144

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    I have a Kona headtube actually snap off a few years ago that I've made into a pencil holder in my room...

    "the bus came by and I got on, that's when it all began...there was Cowboy Neal at the wheel of a bus to never-ever land."


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    nice photoshopping
    I only pedal uphill.

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    Thats cool, i want pics of the shooter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB View Post
    nice photoshopping
    I'm not that good

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    what would have happened if you didn't have the ability to cut it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckler View Post
    what would have happened if you didn't have the ability to cut it?
    I assume Jenson wouldn't have given him a new frame until then, so if he couldn't cut it, and wanted a warranty frame, he would've had to have taken it somewhere to get cut, or to a buddy who could cut it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    I assume Jenson wouldn't have given him a new frame until then, so if he couldn't cut it, and wanted a warranty frame, he would've had to have taken it somewhere to get cut, or to a buddy who could cut it.....
    Or beat it with a sledgehammer?

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    I think a sledgehammer could have made it unridable. Would there really be a difference in cutting the head tube off and bending the frame in half?
    Erwin Schroedinger will kill you like a cat in a box. Maybe.

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    Wheres the grace in beating it into submission?

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    Wouldn't it have been easier to cut through the top tube and downtubes instead of right at the head tube with all those welds and stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyroguy_3 View Post
    I think a sledgehammer could have made it unridable. Would there really be a difference in cutting the head tube off and bending the frame in half?
    .

    Good point. I think I would have pounded it flat and then wadded it up into a little ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    Wheres the grace in beating it into submission?
    Where's the fun in using a dinky saw? I would have chained one end off to a tree, and the other off to the tractor to see how linear you could make it. Or I would have burned the headtube off via my coal-forge.
    Erwin Schroedinger will kill you like a cat in a box. Maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heckler View Post
    what would have happened if you didn't have the ability to cut it?
    I could have shipped it back, but as I said this was way quicker.

    I cut it at the head tube so I could keep the head tube as a novelty. (fist pack)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFG View Post
    I assume Jenson wouldn't have given him a new frame until then, so if he couldn't cut it, and wanted a warranty frame, he would've had to have taken it somewhere to get cut, or to a buddy who could cut it.....
    Jenson shipped me a new frame immediately and charged it to my card. I don't get the credit back w/o proof of destruction. As I said...I could have sent it back to them or cut it up and showed them a picture; waited for a frame to show up.

    At least this way, I could ride the frame a little bit until the new one got here.

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    Wow, that is excellent customer service, I have a Giant frame with a similar problem at the dropouts and the shop and Giant dont care..

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