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Elefantino, I need your help(2 posts)

Elefantino, I need your helpSlick21
Feb 6, 2002 11:33 AM
I read your post about breaking your head tube. How did u get it fixed? I cracked my head tube also and torn my Right shoulder AC. Was it under warranty? Was it for free or at a cost? Did you deal with Trek or the LBS? How long did u have your bike, my was only a month and a half old. Please give me all the details about how you went about to get this fixed.

Please help me.
Feb 6, 2002 12:06 PM
Trek's warranty states that their frames will only be repaired if the damage is because of manufacturing defect, not an accident. So you have to pay.

What I did was go to the LBS that sells Trek; they have a good relationship with the Southeastern rep, who I also know. The damaged frame was sent to the factory, where it was rebuilt, repainted and re-decaled. (I was given a choice of any paint/decal scheme in the catalog; I chose white Postal.) It took 4 or 5 weeks, as I recall. It cost me $670, which was the LBS's cost, plus shipping. (New OCLV 120 frames have a retail of $1,400).

My bike was about two years old when it happened.

I hope this helps, and hope your shoulder heals soon. I am also in a right-arm sling, having bruised my rotator cuff and other things inside my shoulder in my car accident.