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James

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Sep 11, 2001
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So I'm swapping the wheels on my 555, taking the light magnesium-rimmed ones off for something a bit more suited if it rains, and as I'm making sure the shifting is dialed in, I notice a line on the TT, near the headtube. Hmm, I look closer, oh no, that's where the headtube lug meets the TT. That's nooooo good. I'm faily certain it's starting to come apart, which breaks my heart.

This was the first bike I've really loved in a while, the fit was dialed, the ride was sweet, I upgraded the fork to better match the color, etc...

And yes, I'm an idiot and left my "winter" bike in Canada, won't get it back for a little while yet...:)
 

reflux

Turbo Monkey
Mar 18, 2002
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Wait, but don't you have something like 4 other road bikes? I am le confused.


Pics? Seriously though, so sorry to hear about the frame. Warranty? haha...
 

James

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Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
Wait, but don't you have something like 4 other road bikes? I am le confused.


Pics? Seriously though, so sorry to hear about the frame. Warranty? haha...
I do have a bunch of other road bikes, but this was my favorite one. It's just a bummer is all. Plus I just ordered up new bar/stem/post for it too...:(
 

James

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Sep 11, 2001
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I've had it for about 2 years. Not reparable, no.
It's not the end of the world, it's just a bit of a bummer is all. I was hoping I'd have that frame for a long time.
C'est la vie. Time to pour out some OE on the curb for it. It's been a great frame.

My new seatpost for it should be here Monday...:)
Got a bunch of FSA stuff coming, in their new white color. I know, totally Euro...
 

reflux

Turbo Monkey
Mar 18, 2002
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I do have a bunch of other road bikes, but this was my favorite one. It's just a bummer is all. Plus I just ordered up new bar/stem/post for it too...:(
Ouch, my most sincere condolences for your loss. It's almost funny just how attached we can become a bike. I only have one bike that fits that bill, a 2000 Dean hardtail, and I most certainly expect to shed a tear when it fails.

Do you have a replacement in mind?
 

James

Carbon Porn Star
Sep 11, 2001
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Danbury, CT
Ouch, my most sincere condolences for your loss. It's almost funny just how attached we can become a bike. I only have one bike that fits that bill, a 2000 Dean hardtail, and I most certainly expect to shed a tear when it fails.

Do you have a replacement in mind?
Well, I was planning on replacing the 585 Ultra with a C50 maybe, but I don't know on this one. I have an eye on a BMC, maybe not the Pro Machine, but the one below it, the older alloy lugged version. That'd be a fun bike I think, I like theirs.
Who knows, maybe the Pro, depends on the $$$ I suppose...
Both come in a black/white that would look pretty good...