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Offline jazzman161

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Bike Frame Warranty
« on: August 11, 2008, 07:28:12 AM »
Hey guys. I have a Gary Fisher (approx. 4 months) and noticed some paint chipping off on the frame near the cassette. Nothing major but the bike's only 4 months and I didn't expect any chipping this early. I know the paint is under warranty for a year but what's the process? Contact GF or contact my LBS? Do you generally incur costs for disassembly/reassembly?

I figure if it's under warranty, might as well get it taken care of now.

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 07:51:41 AM »
Just make sure you tell them you only use it to ride to your sick grandmothers house once a week. 

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 08:10:36 AM »
 :'(

Is it really that hard to authorize a warranty?

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 08:37:16 AM »
It is a mountain bike, I wouldn't worry about chipping paint unless there is some kind of corosion causing it.
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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 09:12:03 AM »
Paint chipping from the chain smacking it or rocks flipping up on the type of riding you're doing is not a paint warranty issue.  Pealing paint, thin paint, or corrosion from an inadequate paint job would be a warranty issue.  Have your LBS look at it, or go to a hobby shop or auto parts shop and get some touch up paint.  Nail polish works good too and comes in many colors easily matched.

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 09:47:29 AM »
That's why they have those chainstay protectors, helps keep the chain from beating the stay up.
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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 11:13:35 AM »
Look at it closely to make sure it not a crack or something besides chain scars that are a fact of life as a MTB
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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 11:16:29 AM »
I'll give it a look when I get home but I guess I'm just SOL.

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 11:17:14 AM »
Just sandblast all the paint off the bike, think of all those grams you'll be saving! Besides, primer-colored bikes are the new black.

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2008, 11:52:17 AM »
but the baby blue is just starting to grow on me  ;D

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 12:12:53 PM »
Josh ill get ya some stickers buddy to cover the chips.  Next time get a ugly bike like mine, and you will have nothing to worry about.

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2008, 12:52:39 PM »
lol. Thanks. It's all good though. I'm sure once you see the chips you'll wonder what the hell I'm complaining about since they're so small.

Speaking of, now that I'm back in town, when are we all meeting up to ride again?

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2008, 01:35:14 PM »
Thats a good question!  We need to get together for a ride and a bbq.   Im thinking next weekend.  Ive been riding solo, and I know Darrin has been busy.  I have no idea if slowy has been riding.  we will start working on something.  Ohhh.....are you still hugging trees when you ride?  Thats probably your paint problem.

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 01:46:31 PM »
Sounds like a plan to me. I'll post something in the General section.

Good point about the trees. I've temporarily hung up my mt. biking shoes for my road shoes though so something tells me the trees will be out in full force when we do meet up. hehe

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Re: Bike Frame Warranty
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2008, 02:22:41 PM »
lol. Thanks. It's all good though. I'm sure once you see the chips you'll wonder what the hell I'm complaining about since they're so small.

Speaking of, now that I'm back in town, when are we all meeting up to ride again?

Everyone here knows how you feel, I'm sure. The first time you wreck or notice a scratch, chip, blemish, etc on your bike a little part of you dies inside. Then after a while you just accept it as part of the game.

Next time, buy an ugly bike though.

 

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