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Old 05-02-08, 06:38 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-02-08, 06:45 PM   #4
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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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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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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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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...
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nice photoshopping
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Thats cool, i want pics of the shooter.
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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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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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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?
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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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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?
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Good point. I think I would have pounded it flat and then wadded it up into a little ball.
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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.
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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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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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