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I feel Ripped off !!!!(7 posts)

I feel Ripped off !!!!Wild Bill
Sep 11, 2002 11:49 AM
Cannondale had a recall on the stem bolts of their bikes with the "ZEP XL stem and bar".
The rip off is the bolts!!
On the original stem they are Titanium. The bolts that Cannondale are replacing them with are just ordinary waterbottle bolts!!!!!
Has any one else been ripped lately?
Extra 3 grams vs. Not crashing at speed. No brainer to me. (nm)Quack
Sep 11, 2002 12:09 PM
Extra 3 grams vs. Not crashing at speed. No brainer to me.Crankist
Sep 11, 2002 12:47 PM
You'd think so, but I smell a class-action lawsuit brewing here.
re: I feel Ripped off !!!!aliensporebomb
Sep 11, 2002 12:19 PM
Maybe the bolts were why they were recalled.
and the problem is...? [nm]Leroy
Sep 11, 2002 12:27 PM
re: I feel Ripped off !!!!harry hall
Sep 11, 2002 5:16 PM
As Joanie would say, "Grow up, just grow up already." Gram scales are for dope dealers, not bike riders.
re: I feel Ripped off !!!!otiebob
Sep 12, 2002 4:44 AM
GET OVER IT. 3 grams is not going to make a BIT of difference on how fast the bike is or how well you ride. Chances are, you would have stripped out the soft TI bolts by overtightening at some point anyways. Personally, I'd be happy that Cannondale is actively trying to save you from losing teeth. Giant had a recall a while back where they recalled a full carbon steer-tubed fork and replaced it with a much heavier alloy. That's more substantial weightwise but still not the end of the world. I assure you, you're NOT getting ripped off. If its such a big deal for you, keep your flimsy bolts but don't be an a$$ and sue Cannondale when your stem fails and you lose half your face. Sheesh - C.