Front derailuer repair

Discussion in 'Road Bikes' started by rola643, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Yup, she's in the shop to have this repaired:)
    http://youtu.be/tnUFBmq69tA
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    Frame by itself on my unscientific bathroom scale is a whopping 2.4 lbs!
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  2. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    Oh and that scale is on my garage floor not in my bathroom...thought about that after I posted the picture :)
     

  3. rushlake

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    Here you go.
     

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  4. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    They ordered a special roll for this repair :)
     
  5. rushlake

    rushlake Member

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    How do they make that repair?
     
  6. John_V

    John_V Moderator Staff Member Mod Team Tavern Member

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    That duct tape and a bigger hammer. :D

    The one's I've seen on carbon frames are attached by pop rivets, or what looks like pop rivets. I would imagine that they can drill them out and use the next larger rivet. That would be the easiest way.
     
  7. rola643

    rola643 Two skinny Js Staff Member Admin Staff Mod Team Tavern Member

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    It's funny according to what I've googled Trek says not to attempt repairs and send the frame to them. I stripped it down and took in in today and they called Trek while I was there and the said they are sending new rivets and epoxy. Ironically that's what I had planned to do and was convinced, probably wisely, to turn the frame in. At least if the fawk it, it's on them and not me :)

    Yup, I'm saving my pennies for a Giant TCR next :)