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I've had my '03 BH comp since it was new, and recently I've noticed that the dropout on the hanger side is bent backwards. upon further inspection I noticed a hairline crack on the top of the drop out. to get a new seatstay from specailized would run me about $300, and even more for one from BETD. I'm asking all of you current and previous Big Hit owners if you have an extra seatstay hanging around could you help fix this fallen stalion.
 

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Have you consulted Specialized about possible warranty of the part? Any ideas how you did this?
 

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Baron Von Zipper said:
I've had my '03 BH comp since it was new, and recently I've noticed that the dropout on the hanger side is bent backwards. upon further inspection I noticed a hairline crack on the top of the drop out. to get a new seatstay from specailized would run me about $300, and even more for one from BETD. I'm asking all of you current and previous Big Hit owners if you have an extra seatstay hanging around could you help fix this fallen stalion.
$300.00????? Who you getting this from? I just purchased a new on for my 03 Expert, after I modified the original and farked it up, for $130.00 through Supergo. Seems like someone may be trying to gouge you on that price, I would seek a second opinion. Seriously, 300 is way, WAY too much.
 

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Specialized offers life-time warranties on thieir frames, so I'm pretty sure they would be willing to work with you bit on this; $300 is way too much money. How told you that it would be 300 bucks? Red5 is right, it should be no more than $130...
 

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Specialized offers life-time warranties on thieir frames, so I'm pretty sure they would be willing to work with you bit on this; $300 is way too much money. How told you that it would be 300 bucks? Red5 is right, it should be no more than $130...
I thought life-time warranties meant that stuff is free (besides shipping)...my stinky's was free
 

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if they choose to warranty it. It's a warranty against manufacture defects, not "after I modified the original and farked it up" cases...

Shouldn't have any trouble warrantying it though
 

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you are out of luck. It happened to mine to. If youve had it for more than a year than its not under warrenty any more. according to specialized anything but the front triangle is a "frame Part" and only has a 1 year warrenty. atleast thats according to my lbs. They charged me 55 bucks to order a new one from specialized so i think whoever qouted you that price is trying to **** you over.
 

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you are out of luck. It happened to mine to. If youve had it for more than a year than its not under warrenty any more. according to specialized anything but the front triangle is a "frame Part" and only has a 1 year warrenty. atleast thats according to my lbs. They charged me 55 bucks to order a new one from specialized so i think whoever qouted you that price is trying to **** you over.
eff it call Specialize directly
 

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yeah, you're getting it with no vaseline, just a match and a little bit o' gasoline, damn!! I hope you're at least getting a kiss with that one

I just replaced mine last week, $98.

Although it seems Spesh could have engineered these parts a little beefier, like more material around the dropout part + made them a thru axle design
 

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yeah, you're getting it with no vaseline, just a match and a little bit o' gasoline, damn!! I hope you're at least getting a kiss with that one

I just replaced mine last week, $98.

Although it seems Spesh could have engineered these parts a little beefier, like more material around the dropout part + made them a thru axle design
 

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hahahha

HEY RED5 WHO IS YOUR DADDY NOW!!! The odds of this turning up on mtbr kindof prove my point..... owned.........
 

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HEY RED5 WHO IS YOUR DADDY NOW!!! The odds of this turning up on mtbr kindof prove my point..... owned.........
Lol. It does seem ironic.
 

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HEY RED5 WHO IS YOUR DADDY NOW!!! The odds of this turning up on mtbr kindof prove my point..... owned.........
OWNED??? Ha, I don't think so bub. I said I'd never heard of one breaking, I didn't say I didn't beleive you. Do you recall me ever disputing your claims?? NO. I just wanted to know where the breaks occured on the frames you saw, which for anyone who owns a Big Hit, like myself, should be curious about so we can keep an keen eye on those particular areas. So F the owned crap. And yet again I thank you for the valuable info.

One thing you may not yet understand or know about me. I've learned my lessons on these boards and it's doubtful I'm ever (again) going to put myself in a position to be made a fool of or make a fool of myself. Nice try though.

From my original post...
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WOW, thanks. I'd never heard of a broken Big Hit before, though I was sure there had been some, but the fact that you've seen two really surprised me. Very interesting, thanks.
That doesn't sound like a guy who's arguing with you. Does it??? now who's been OWNED!!! ;)
 

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i just had a passionate moment remembering our discussion on bighit vs. demo, when i said i had seen 2 bighits and you did not believe me. :rolleyes: Ahh well, i just feel sorry for the guy paying 300 bucks or whatever.
 

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i just had a passionate moment remembering our discussion on bighit vs. demo, when i said i had seen 2 bighits and you did not believe me. :rolleyes: Ahh well, i just feel sorry for the guy paying 300 bucks or whatever.
re-read my edited post above again. I think you'll be somewhat surprised, since I never said I didn't beleive you. :D
 

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hmm maybe it was because i thought you were being sarcastic......i am a very defensive guy when it comes to this board...... yeah.......now i feel bad........crap well thanks for being cool..........owned was not the right word.......... sleep time
 

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hmm maybe it was because i thought you were being sarcastic......i am a very defensive guy when it comes to this board...... yeah.......now i feel bad........crap well thanks for being cool..........owned was not the right word.......... sleep time
ah no bad feelings, we're all e-brothas, iz all kool. i know how you feel, sometimes it's hard to tell were the peeps are coming from. we'z all strait.
 
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