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Recd damaged frame - is this rideable?

Old 03-08-11, 01:48 AM
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Recd damaged frame - is this rideable?

or not safe to ride?

I doubt that it is damage in transit, as the package was completely intact with no sign of damage, and the paint shows no damage either. Possibly a factory defective frame?

This is the Planet X Nanolight frame. Real bad luck, recd wrong colour as well as a damaged frame. Can't return as shipping from India is hugely expensive.

Have mailed Planet X and hope they come thru.


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Old 03-08-11, 01:57 AM
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If it was insured, I'd collect.
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Old 03-08-11, 02:24 AM
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I'm not seeing the issue. Are you talking about the dimple in the seat tube? You know that's supposed to be there, yea?
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Am I missing something? Are you sure it is damaged? I recall having seen frames that purposefully have a depression in the tube (looking like a dent) close to the front derailleur. It looks too symmetrical to be damaged.

In fact, I now had a look at planet-x website and you can see the same dent on a new frame:

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That isn't damage. It's design.

The recess on the seat tube is to allow for fr der swing.
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Old 03-08-11, 02:28 AM
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Yes, I see it on their website. What's it for though guys/

Thanks. Big relief there for me.
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Thanks Bob.

Sure made a fool of myself.
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Best outcome for a thread ever. Nice looking frame by the way.
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They are a 995g frame for AU$950 bucks. Fantastic value.
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Originally Posted by deepakvrao View Post
Thanks Bob.

Sure made a fool of myself.

There was a thread about this regarding the Ridley Compact which had a similar "dent".

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What about having the wrong color? You bought a bike in a certain color, you would think you want that color....
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i really wanna know what that dents for hehe
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Originally Posted by Taffmonster View Post
i really wanna know what that dents for hehe
so you can put the front derailleur on
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and suddenly it all becomes clear
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Originally Posted by Taffmonster View Post
and suddenly it all becomes clear
Besides the fact that it's designed in for the FD, Cf doesn't dent like that. If it were the result of a blow to the frame, there would be visible cracking,
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^^Yeah thanks. I realized that AFTER it was pointed out. Duh. Need to think before panicking.
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Best outcome for a thread ever.
This.
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That bike is a very similar colour to my Merckx. My Merckx looks nice.
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That's a very pretty frame. On an unrelated note, Deepak have you ever posted ride pictures here? I'd love to see what road cycling in India is like.
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Have mailed Planet X and hope they come thru.
The guys at Planet X received your email and are probably thinking "what the hell is this guy talking about??"
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On an unrelated note, Deepak have you ever posted ride pictures here? I'd love to see what road cycling in India is like.
I like this idea. A riding in India thread.
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Deepak, id be interested in your build. What groupset are you considering? Wheels? Etc.
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I saw this and was like WTF is he talking about? Then guessed about the recession on the ST... lol.

How much was shipping it to your country? Also, pics on scale plz!
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Originally Posted by Propofol View Post
The guys at Planet X received your email and are probably thinking "what the hell is this guy talking about??"
I'm sure it wasn't the first such email, nor the last.
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I'm sure it wasn't the first such email, nor the last.
We see a thread exactly like this every few months, they probably get one a week.

If I made frames, I'd have a sticker on that part that of the frame that says "Design, not dent".
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