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    IchBinMeinLiebsterFeind C8H10N4O2's Avatar
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    Snapped chainstay on Langster - Yikes!

    "Just riding along" and heard clicking...thought it was time for a BB cleaning, but soon started to sound more serious...got home and found this. Drag.


    Last edited by C8H10N4O2; 02-22-08 at 08:13 AM. Reason: add pix

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    Oh snap..

    Seriously, thats nuts.

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    Specialized should warranty the frame. To the LBS you go!
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    [Edited to recant conjecture as to cause of snappage] Still, I didn't expect THAT!
    Last edited by C8H10N4O2; 07-11-07 at 06:23 PM.

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    they should still warranty it.
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    San Jose has to be the most boring place I've ever been. And I live in Ohio.

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    U R Beast. do warranties cover you being too awesome?!

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    thanks for replies. I'll give the warranty coverage a shot. Just posted to share the grisly pix.

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    You made me go check the stays on my langster. Did you just overtighten it or what'd you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbrown
    You made me go check the stays on my langster. Did you just overtighten it or what'd you do?

    he actually used a hacksaw! crazy!
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    Unsure exactly what caused it. [Edited to recant amateur metallurgic analysis]
    Last edited by C8H10N4O2; 07-11-07 at 06:21 PM.

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    The frame should be able to handle the chain wrap. And a properly drilled hole shouldn't make the frame any weaker at that point.

    I'd stay mum about the chain and just give SpecialEd the "I was just riding along" sob story.
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    yeah... edit your replies!!! I'll delete this one
    Because, yeah... uh huh! Umm, yeah!

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    damn! What year is that frame, 2006?

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    Wow. I missed the deleted posts, but I would venture to guess it's a combination of too hot of a weld (or enlarged heat affected zone) evidenced by the "chunky" appearance of the fracture, combined with the vent hole that may or may not have acted as a stress riser.

    Lukcily you have a lifetime warranty w/reciept. Who knows what paint you'll get though.

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    hey, forgive me if this is a dumb question: did you happen to be running a 130mm spaced rear wheel? that could have caused something like that on a 120mm langster.

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    If you didn't run a wider hub like ninjaman said or try out your new Sawzall on it, you should be in the clear w/Specialized. They'll warrantee that most certainly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninjaman
    hey, forgive me if this is a dumb question: did you happen to be running a 130mm spaced rear wheel? that could have caused something like that on a 120mm langster.

    Good theory, but I't's a 120mm Phil.

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll let you know what happens.

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    If you brought that into my Specialized dealer they wouldn't even ask you what happened. New frame there for sure. That is clearly a mfg defect and not abuse.
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    i worked at a shop where our main 'box bike' was specialized. thats definately a warranty item.
    good thing is that you didn't get hurt.

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    I broke a Reynolds steel road frame in the same place in the early 90's. I don't see it as that big of a deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdweeb
    damn! What year is that frame, 2006?

    Yeah, good eye. It's a 2006. About 6K miles on it.

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    Think Spec might want it for failure analysis? I heard tech companies do that with laptops that catch on fire and whatnot.

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    Specialized is pretty good with warranties. I wouldn't sweat it too much, except you'll be out of a bike for a little while. Pretty crazy it snapped like that. I'm on my second Langster frame myself, only I crashed on mine.

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    That's a common place for frame failure, I broke an old nishiki in the same spot.

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