Opinion Please [cracked Cannondale]

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nfecyle
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by nfecyle

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While cleaning my bike I found this. Is my frame done ? I had broken chain couple days ago, I think that was the cause, but I am not sure. Can it be salvaged ? I ll take it to LBS tomorrow also.
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russianbear
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by russianbear

Looks like it's toast to me.

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rrkite99
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by rrkite99

Not rideable but repairable. I would not start with my LBS. There are a few places like Calfee that specialize in repair.The decision comes down to whether the frame is worth the money for repair,paint and shipping costs. It looks like a Kestrel and there are online places where they can be bought relatively cheap. Tough choice , weigh options,costs.

FastforaSlowGuy
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by FastforaSlowGuy

rrkite99 wrote:Not rideable but repairable. I would not start with my LBS. There are a few places like Calfee that specialize in repair.The decision comes down to whether the frame is worth the money for repair,paint and shipping costs. It looks like a Kestrel and there are online places where they can be bought relatively cheap. Tough choice , weigh options,costs.


^ this. That clearly has cracking in the carbon walls, so unless you get it fixed, it's toast. I have a few friends who have used Calfee. It isn't free (snapped chainstay ran about $300, unpainted), but it's cheaper than a new frame in many cases. Your LBS won't be able to do much other than refer you to Calfee.

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nfecyle
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by nfecyle

Its a Regular Cannondale Supersix. I have seen they go about 500-600 on craiglist or ebay, used. So spending 300-400 dollar for repair is kind of questionable. But I might get it fixed if possible and used it for rain bike. Also I rode it last Saturday on a long ride without knowing, lucky nothing happens. Thanks all.

jimborello
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by jimborello

Done, it is just not worth it to fix it.

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by FIJIGabe

At that location, it may not even be repairable. When I sent my wife's frame off for repair, I was asked how close the damage was to a junction, which can impede the technician's ability to reach and repair the damage. Hate to say it, but I think that frame's toast. You may want to send Calfee some photos, and see what they say, but be prepared for bad news.
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mjduct
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by mjduct

If nothing else clean it up real nice pull all your parts and hang it on a wall...


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Stefano
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by Stefano

If you're adventurous that looks like it could be repairable yourself! Might add a bit of weight but if you're only gonna use it as a rain bike, might as well give it a go! (Or if you don't want it you can ship it to me... :D )

ChiZ01
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by ChiZ01

time to upgrade to evo hi-mod

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by kgt

+1

sastre
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by sastre

ChiZ01 wrote:time to upgrade to evo hi-mod


time to upgrade from crackondale :up:

" my cannondale frame has snapped " wow what a surprise. :smartass:
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TheDarkInstall
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by TheDarkInstall

How old is the frame and how much usage have you had from it?

With a situation like this, and with how many alternative frames there are out there, which are good, I would just get a new frame. Repairing, repainting, etc., are all viable practices in a zombie apocalypse if you need the bike to get you and yourself through the mountains and through the gates of Mega-City One, where you will be safe, but in the zombie free first world, you really should just get a new one.

I have (two) Super Six Evos. If I was in your position, I would possibly buy an Evo, but would also consider a Giant Propel, a Canyon Ultimate or similar.

Ha, what size frame is that, anyway? I will happily sell you my perfect condition Cannondale Super Six Evo 2012 54cm frameset, if you want...

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