Bike frame defect Colnago

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itguy
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by itguy

Hi, recently I bought a Colnago C-RS and found out there is a small hole defect on the frame, near the headtube.

Should I wrote to Colnago and perhaps get an exchange?

Update: Colnago acknowledged the defect and will issue an exchange. Great service from Colnago :thumbup:

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mike
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by mike

change it!

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GothicCastle
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by GothicCastle

I'm genuinely surprised that frame made it past QC.

Zakalwe
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by Zakalwe

Why surprised? Mistakes happen, things slip through. How it's dealt with is what you measure them by.

AJS914
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by AJS914

If it had been caught, would they have just patched it over and still sold the frame?

It looks like a tiny void in the carbon. I don't think that is going to cause a frame failure.
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MJB
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by MJB

AJS914 wrote:It looks like a tiny void in the carbon. I don't that is going to cause a frame failure.


I agree, it appears to be a tiny pinhead size gap where the resin has not filled out properly - technically a manufacturing blemish but on the face of it nothing more than a cosmetic defect which could be repaired with skilled DIY or via a spray painter with quality touch up paint.

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Calnago
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by Calnago

It's an ugly hole, on a new frame. I'd want it replaced as well.

gurk700
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by gurk700

I'd ask for $1000 and keep the frame :D

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kgt
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by kgt

IMHO a C60 would never have such an issue.

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by wheelsONfire

I would not keep it. Ask for a replacement.
To me it seems that is what you want since you posted this issue here?

On full painted frames, they use filler material to cover up such things.
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Seedster
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by Seedster

kgt wrote:IMHO a C60 would never have such an issue.


Agreed

audiophilitis
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by audiophilitis

Not a minor defect IMO -- no way I would settle for that. Have it replaced.

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by 5 8 5

Glad it's being replaced.

Is it the pic or is the finish of frame (not including the hole) a little it ropey?

newforker
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by newforker

kgt wrote:IMHO a C60 would never have such an issue.


I've seen some pretty poor fit and finish on a few C60's.

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by newforker

kgt wrote:IMHO a C60 would never have such an issue.


I've seen some pretty poor fit and finish on a few C60's.

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