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My new Waterford 2200(9 posts)

My new Waterford 2200rollinrob
Aug 6, 2003 7:27 PM
I got a big box from UPS today and wanted to share it with you all. I had it sent back to Waterford to replace a seat stay and the included a free paint job. This is what i got.. Yippee. I will be rebuilding it with Ultagra/open pro/ ritchey WCS components.
re: My new Waterford 2200rollinrob
Aug 6, 2003 7:31 PM
Here is a detail pic of the bottem bracket
re: My new Waterford 2200gl56
Aug 6, 2003 8:00 PM
Beautiful - what's the story about the seat stay? nmPdxMark
Aug 6, 2003 9:59 PM
Beautiful - what's the story about the seat stay? nmrollinrob
Aug 6, 2003 10:47 PM
I don't really know what or how it happened. I bought the bike off ebay in april for 420.00. I gave it a one over and it looked good to me as far as I can recall.
I did America's Most Beutiful Bike around Lake Tahoe and noticed that there was a crack where the seatstay meets the lug to the seatpost when I cleaned the bike afterward.
Prior to this ride I switched to a carbon fiber seatpost. One shop told me that I should never have put that seatpost on since the carbon has a tendacy to give. This would in turn make the lug bend more than "normal" which could have caused the crack get worse. I have noticed that the seat stays are fillet brazed to the lug. Maybe this is a week link on the bike since this is where the crack was.
In any case whether or not the crack was there before or after I got it the folks at Waterford have been a pleasure to deal with. They fixed the bike and basically gave me a free paint job. I would highly reccommend them to anyone who is looking for a steel bike.
did Waterford fix your frame for free?tarwheel
Aug 7, 2003 4:40 AM
It would be very unusual for a bike manufacturer to repair a bike bought used for no cost. Most will honor warranty claims only for the original owner.
did Waterford fix your frame for free?yeah right
Aug 7, 2003 7:23 AM
I'm sure it wasn't free. When I sent my Waterford in for a new dropout, they gave me a sweet deal on the package price, so it came out that it's kinda like getting a free paint if I could just get the paint to stay on the frame...
beautiful colors! almost team motorola...nice! nmJS Haiku Shop
Aug 7, 2003 5:58 AM
Waterford's rock!!! Nice frame. (nm)pdg60
Aug 7, 2003 6:24 AM