Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Charlotte Alice Button, 14 Dec 2017.
Do you have the frame to go with it
Yes, but the seatpost is stuck. Very nice bicycle, but the proprietary and unique design makes me want to avoid digging too deeply into it.
Aaww no luck Charlotte , but as you say better safe than sorry , also as you mentioned in an earlier post better now than when you start the competitive cycling . Gutted for you as i know how much you were enjoying the bike . Hope it's sorted out quickly ...
This is exactly why everybody needs more than one bike. If you want to be really sure you will never be left bikeless you might need three. Or four.
Do these have farbon corks as well?
What she's actually entitled to is a full refund, including shipping both ways. The bike does not meet the legal standards "satisfactory quality".
Well it seems like they will be shipping new forks out and then I would take them to a dealer and they would foot the labour cost. I just hope its something that can be fixed by May.
I can just practise on my heavier road bike either way and then I will be better on the Allez come Duathlon season!
Fraid not. That's not the way it works in the E&W. Established via the Motor Trade that a defective replaceable component doesn't render the whole vehicle unfit. So whilst the Law says the quality test applies the way that operates in practise is different. The OP could go down that route via the courts but as soon as the defence says "We offered to replace the defective component foc" the OP's case would fall over.
But they haven't really done anything. They have said they will replace the part, but not even a time scale yet.
Do you really think Vauxhall could say to thousands of Corsa owners "Your car is unsafe, please stop driving it. We can't say when the fix will available, but in the mean time please get the ****in' bus. Oh yeah, sorry, there are no buses over Christmas, please cancel your plans. Or use you other car. You surely don't just have one?"
If it was a safety critical fault that came out of the blue what would you expect them to do ?
Of course not , they just ignore the problem http://www.vauxhall.co.uk/watchdog.html
Here's a channel about carbon bicycles, their diagnosis, and situations caused by damage, bond voids, and layup.
Quoting Vauxhall given the debacle over the way they handled the Zafaria B and Corsa heater fires is prbably not the best example..
Hats off to Specialized imho for recalling the forks if in any doubt. Not a forced recall after serious/ fatal accidents like some other manufacturers..
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