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I just returned from having coffee after having a great ride, I pull into the driveway and park. I get out of the car grab a couple of things take them into the house and return for my bike............ I unlock the QR clamp on my Yakima bike mount look up and stare right into a crack:shocked: . Dang it!!! Not really worried though I have had my Flux for about a year or so and I know that DT and the Boys will take care of me:cornut: , the only thing that I am worried about is if they have any XL front triangles in stock. At least I am not totaly out of a bike to ride, it just means that I will have to build up my single speed Burner sooner and before I could have it re-powdercoated to an obnixious color scheme:yikes: :ihih:


Pics will soon follow, but first a little fun!! Lets see who the first one is that can guess where it cracked....
 

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Jerk_Chicken said:
Sorry to hear about the loss, but one thing that strikes me first is:

Why do people still post on the board before they talk to Turner?
As far as being sorry for the loss, don't be. I am not mad in any way shape or form. I know that Turner will take care of me, and this is one of the many things that goes along with Mountain Biking. Now if I had another brand of frame then I would be worried, but this is one of the reasons that I ride a Turner. I know that I won't be left high and dry if something not so happy happens.

Well Turner isn't open on Sunday (at least since last time I checked) for one, I am tired and trying to recover a bit before I strip the frame down to send back.

I guess I should make it COMPLETELY CLEAR I AM NOT WORRIED ABOUT ANY ISSUES WITH THE FRAME GETTING/BEING WARRANTIED. I am mearly wasting time online while eating so I can have enough energy to strip the frame down and clean it up.
 

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That design normally breaks at the bottom of the pivot support where it meets the seattube, below the weld. I broke 2 Truths at that spot, not saying the Flux is the same but the design is very similiar.

This brings up an interesting point about that design too, seems like Ells. got rid of the Truth breakage problems going to a 2:1 ratio(2" stroke shock) while Turner continues to use a higher leverage ratio with a 1.5" stroke shock. Wonder why Turner doesn't try a lower ratio?, not that a bunch are breaking but you do see a few, might make for a better ride too?
 

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rroeder said:
That design normally breaks at the bottom of the pivot support where it meets the seattube, below the weld.
You are correct:thumbsup: . Now I just need to call Turner tomarow and figure out the details.
 

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Did your frame have the second generation gusset or the original flux design without the additional piece welded on? Is it a Horst or TNT rear?

Too bad about the break, Turner will take care of you for sure, though.
 

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Bob the Wheelbuilder said:
Did your frame have the second generation gusset or the original flux design without the additional piece welded on? Is it a Horst or TNT rear?

Too bad about the break, Turner will take care of you for sure, though.
It is one of the original design without the gusset, and it is one of the Horst link frames.
 

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drag, speedy. the new one should cure this issue in the future. think they upped the od of the s/t as well. on a side note, its good to see ya round these parts again. welcome home.
 

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cactuscorn said:
drag, speedy. the new one should cure this issue in the future. think they upped the od of the s/t as well. on a side note, its good to see ya round these parts again. welcome home.
All should be good and up and running again soon. I think that you are refering to the ID not the OD of the seat tube, if the OD was increased then there would be no way to put a der. clamp on it, but if the ID was increased then all would be good. I think that the current frames have an extra gussett to spread out the stress/load a bit more.

I have been around, I just havn't posted all much, business has kinda caused me to withdraw a bit, but I have new a inspiration that has got me going again, The 24HRS of Moab:madman: My best friend is working at Landis and he and a couple of the guys that he works with started talking about 24hr races, and well now we are going to get a team together and that means I need to get my fat out of shape arse into some other kinda shape other than round if I am going to just survive:thumbsup: .
 

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Well I spoke with Greg:cornut: on Monday and a new front triangle should be here at the end of the week:rockon: , and I will be up and rolling again real soon. Man I love the service and treatment that Turner provides for their Family(customers), it doesn't get any better than this:thumbsup: .
 
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