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Off soon to get some new drop outs welded on.

Probably won't be back in time for the Wilderness 101 :smallviolin: , but what can you do.
 

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lynskey will soon replace gary fishers are the new crackenfails?
(just poking the sasquatch, don't mind me!)

gotta admit though... drilling a hole in such a high stress area, even a pretty clover shaped hole, bad idea.
could almost draw a straight line between the dropout, and the top of the chainring (direction of force), and that clover cutout looks to be right on it.
 

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byknuts said:
lynskey will soon replace gary fishers are the new crackenfails?
(just poking the sasquatch, don't mind me!)

gotta admit though... drilling a hole in such a high stress area, even a pretty clover shaped hole, bad idea.
yeah, they look neat but..............

anyway, the new dropouts are supposed to be thicker and cloverless right?
 

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byknuts said:
lynskey will soon replace gary fishers are the new crackenfails?
(just poking the sasquatch, don't mind me!)

gotta admit though... drilling a hole in such a high stress area, even a pretty clover shaped hole, bad idea.
could almost draw a straight line between the dropout, and the top of the chainring (direction of force), and that clover cutout looks to be right on it.
This is a pre 2010 frame. They've fixed this problem. The new dropouts are bulleted and beefy. Unlike fisher, lynskey appears to re-evaluate their design when things are breaking.
 

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tiflow_21 said:
This is a pre 2010 frame. They've fixed this problem. The new dropouts are bulleted and beefy. Unlike fisher, lynskey appears to re-evaluate their design when things are breaking.
Not to be a troublemaker, but if they knew their designs were flawed, shouldn't they be recalling all the frames proactively and replacing the dropouts?

Who knows, maybe they are and I just haven't been contacted yet. ?
 

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cytoe said:
Yup. They replaced mine after the slots deformed (brake side). With the new dropouts, the frame has been problem free.
cool! thanks. I am really hoping thats the case with my frame, since I love the frame otherwise.

How long did it take them to turn it around for you?
 

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strongislandsser said:
Not to be a troublemaker, but if they knew their designs were flawed, shouldn't they be recalling all the frames proactively and replacing the dropouts?

Who knows, maybe they are and I just haven't been contacted yet. ?
I doubt all the frames are cracking, which likely doesn't warrant a recall. The frames come with a lifetime warranty so I'm guessing they'll take care of you by upgrading to the new style dropouts.
 

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Natalie Portman said:
Easy.

Fashion over form.

Though perhaps I'm mixing words with this photo!
Nice pic... Natalie FTW!!!!!

The clover is likely a "form over function" decision ... Ooops!
 

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tiflow_21 said:
I doubt all the frames are cracking, which likely doesn't warrant a recall. The frames come with a lifetime warranty so I'm guessing they'll take care of you by upgrading to the new style dropouts.
Yes, they have already said they are taking care of it and replacing the dropouts.

I have no problem with their response so far regarding the break
 

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The biggest problem with the clover is the stem. That's the most likely area to form a stress riser.

But hey, now it's belt drive compatible!
 

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Luck of the Irish...........

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The biggest problem with the clover is the stem. That's the most likely area to form a stress riser.

But hey, now it's belt drive compatible!
:nono: :shocked:
 

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strongislandsser said:
Off soon to get some new drop outs welded on.

Probably won't be back in time for the Wilderness 101 :smallviolin: , but what can you do.
bummer on the delay now...and of course, the new drops are great imho

and to the tardz...please do not use lynskey and fisher in same context, thats juvenile
 

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