artray wrote:"sorry, but this speculation is retarded"
mods can we get this guy off our sight
I'm sorry, but TD has actually posted the most accurate response to the original post.
I've seen a few SS's come with damage here before being used. Its an awkward place to paint and as a result becomes easy to crack around a tight tube.
The main problem is Cannondale is now run by a finance group who's sole reason is to make money; as a result they reject practically anything is not an obvious failure. Paint faults are considered "acceptable", unless you really kick and scream for a long time. BITD when they were still a brand with some mystique i've had Dale's replaced for far less than that, like when they changed to water based paints etc...
BTW torque wrenches are useless tools in the wrong situation, or when used incorrectly. Better off doing this by feel...
Artray- you best get back to villifying sky