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Old 05-17-15, 07:11 AM
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CF chain stay dropouts frame cracking

I love my Bikes Direct Motobecane Cafe Century Pro carbon fiber but I have found that the frame, or hopefully just the paint/gel coat is cracking where the dropouts come together with the seat stays. Noticed it at about 750 miles and have over 800 now. I also noticed I'm not the only one with this problem and was wondering how you w/same problem has delt with it?
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Old 05-17-15, 07:47 AM
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I'd contact Bike Direct about it.
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Old 05-17-15, 08:32 AM
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I have Email them w/the picture above yesterday , Sat. I don't expect any reply untill Tue afternoon latest . C what happens
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welcome and good luck.
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Old 05-25-15, 04:48 AM
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Bikes Direct's reply was that this is a common place to have the paint/clear coat to crack and not to worry. I replied " if the dropouts become detached or I have a catastrophic failure they would hear back from me"
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