The crack doesn't look too bad yet. But what is that hole?
duno about the hole, I remember it being there since I got the bike though.Racer9 said:The crack doesn't look too bad yet. But what is that hole?
Good to hear that Ibex too care of it with just phone call. I was eyeing that Ibex Apogee frame with the Swinger shock. Not bad, $600 for a 5" travel swinger sprung trail bike AND a lifetime warranty.Vulcan said:Well, I talked to Jack on monday, and he had a new front triangle shipped out the same day. I emailed him today to get an update and he said it should be here tommorow. Yep, Ibex definatly has great service.
Racer9 said:The crack doesn't look too bad yet. But what is that hole?
Correct, but you'll be putting the bearings at risk.FredNZ said:Most bikes have a hole at the lowest point on them, so that any water that gets into the frame can get out again. WIth hardtails, it tends to be at the rear dropouts. FS is generally at the BB.
Push your bike through a river (deeper than the BB) and watch closely when you get out again
w t fstalk&kill said:i have a dept, store bike and my kick stand basicalkt fell off, well pulled out my trusty ARC welder and welded to my hearts content. if it cracks on my and my bike falls aprt, uhh oh, but i dont have the money to buy a better bike for now, so hey, what the heck, it'll be one hell off a picture !!!!
There are others. Turner is definitely just a phone call away. I hear good things about Sherwood Gibson at Ventana, too.Vulcan said:Yeah, I don't know of any other company whose owner is just a phonecall away,
Pretty much like a cavity formed by welding process (maybe the welder missed with the torch when starting a weld).dirtpaws said:Yeah, the others are right. Any crack in aluminum is bad.
Based upon what I've read about Ibex's good service, you should be well taken care of. That lifetime warranty is handy.
As for that little hole, I think it's just a manufacturing result of the way the welds formed.
I've seen dimples like that on couple of my frames in the past, albeit they were beach cruiser frames so they were never put to any kind of test.
Ibex is only available online directly from the manufacturer. So I am assuming he sent it to Ibex.Sprocketeer said:Just wondering, did you send Ibex the picture or did you have to take it to your LBS?