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Old 09-18-08, 02:34 AM
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Used Specialized frame. Warranty?

I'm thinking of buying a used '06 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper alu hardtail frame. The seller tells me the frame has a lifetime guarantee, but I want to verify what this covers and if it is transferable before committing myself. I looked about on the Specialized website without any luck.

Does anyone know how I can find more on the guarantee?

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Old 09-18-08, 03:13 AM
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Originally Posted by carnub View Post
I'm thinking of buying a used '06 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper alu hardtail frame. The seller tells me the frame has a lifetime guarantee, but I want to verify what this covers and if it is transferable before committing myself. I looked about on the Specialized website without any luck.

Does anyone know how I can find more on the guarantee?

Many thanks
As far as I know the warranty is only for the original purchaser.
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Old 09-18-08, 09:52 AM
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From Specialized's web site:
"BICYCLE FRAME AND COMPONENT WARRANTY POLICY
SPECIALIZED LIMITED WARRANTY
Specialized Bicycle Components, Inc. (“Specialized”), a California corporation located at 15130 Concord Circle, Morgan Hill, California 95037, makes the following Limited Warranty concerning Specialized bicycles and framesets: LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY ON BICYCLE FRAMES AND FRAMESETS Subject to the following limitations, terms and conditions, Specialized warrants to the original owner for the lifetime of the original owner of each new Specialized bicycle or frameset that the bicycle frame or frameset when new is free of defective materials and workmanship . . . ."
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http://cdn.specialized.com/OA_MEDIA/...20Warranty.pdf

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Old 09-18-08, 09:58 AM
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I only know of one manufacturer that will let you transfer a warranty - Calfee. Specialized only honors the warranty for the original purchaser.

Specialized should have something on their website about their warranty.
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Old 09-18-08, 07:16 PM
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You would probably be able to claim warranty if you had the original purchase receipt from the shop where it was bought.
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Old 09-18-08, 10:42 PM
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More to the point - - why does one need to obsess over whether a used bike frame has a warranty? Is that really a deal-breaker? Caveat Emptor. Look it over carefully before spending the money. It's USED.
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Thanks for the all of the comments.

dminor: I did spend some time looking on the Specialized website for the warranty information, I don't like to get to get others to do my work for me. But thanks for helping out.

The frame belongs to a friend who runs a bike shop, it has been raced hard and looking it over won't tell me if will break in the future. I'm changing the frame as I broke the last one, I missed the warranty period by 2 months, and they weren't flexible at all. So now I'd like to play on the safe side.

Anyway, it's a lot of money, so I think I will spend it on a new frame instead even if it's not quite as good.

Thanks again for all the input, it's much appreciated.
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