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Re-affixing the small shims into the rear drop outs

Old 04-14-14, 10:48 AM
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Re-affixing the small shims into the rear drop outs

Hi - new to this site.
Basically, just managed to knock off the small stainless steel shim thta fits in the rear drop out that protects the carbon fibre drop-outs on my Venge - can I assume I'm OK to just glue it back on with superglue?
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Probably, but I'd first want to know why it came off. CF isn't very resistant to the compression forces that QRs create. If the shim is thin, it's possible that the material below is compressing, while the shim can't causing shear stress where they join. Possibly a stouter shim that can better spread the load would work better.

This is just speculation because I don't have the parts in my hand, so you might want to phone or email the maker and ask if this is a common or isolated problem, what warranty might apply (if any), and how best to glue it back. Getting the straight dope from the maker (if they'll give it) beats whatever I could guess, working blind.
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Would be asking advise from you local Specialized dealer for warranty if they aren't meant to detach.
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How about a pic?
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