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PeteD
03-29-2013, 10:00 PM
Went to clean my chain and cassette after riding, had planned to do a nice long ride this weekend. Going to guess (as this is my first carbon frame bike) that this isn't a good sign...

http://i.imgur.com/OqZ9CFH.jpg

Looks like it's test out the warranty time. Less than 45 days of ownership.

Dickie
03-30-2013, 12:14 PM
Bummer, but really tough to tell from the pic. Could easily be the paint itself, especially if you have been riding in the cold and storing in the heat. The color/lacquer/carbon will all expand at different rates occasionally causing stress and cracks in the paint itself, albeit this is less common on carbon bikes but far more common on aluminum (here is mine)...

http://i1277.photobucket.com/albums/y481/dicksewell/Forum%20Stuff/IMG_1067_zps5017c10b.jpg

however I wouldn't ride it until Fresh Bikes gets a good look at it. Most manufacturers are really good at taking care of these issues for their customers... just ask Dirt! best of luck, hope it works out well!

thecyclingeconomist
04-07-2013, 10:20 PM
Highly likely that this is just a crack in the clear coat. You can always have the shop you bought it at check it out. Where exactly is this anyway? That'd make a big difference in diagnosing whether it's likely a crack forming, or just something like a paint issue too.

PeteD
04-08-2013, 12:03 AM
Highly likely that this is just a crack in the clear coat. You can always have the shop you bought it at check it out. Where exactly is this anyway? That'd make a big difference in diagnosing whether it's likely a crack forming, or just something like a paint issue too.

This is at the bottom bracket, where the seat tube and down tube meet. Took it into Freshbikes, confirmed it was a cracked frame; the jaggy angles were the give away the mechanic said. So now I do the warranty wait.

DaveK
04-08-2013, 09:01 AM
This is at the bottom bracket, where the seat tube and down tube meet. Took it into Freshbikes, confirmed it was a cracked frame; the jaggy angles were the give away the mechanic said. So now I do the warranty wait.
What kind of frame? Just curious.

PeteD
04-08-2013, 09:06 AM
What kind of frame? Just curious.
Cannondale Synapse.

dasgeh
04-08-2013, 09:58 AM
So now I do the warranty wait.

You've had it for 45 days? Is FreshBikes helping you out with a loaner? I'd be irate!