AX Lightness Vial EVO

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lannes
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by lannes

Can you give us a picture of the head set, stem etc.

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sakattack
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by sakattack

lannes wrote:Can you give us a picture of the head set, stem etc.



This is the next step,to give you pictures of the bike,as soon as i find
a camera.Mine unfortunately is broken so please be patient.

Thank you for your response wheelsONfire.The dust cap is seated properly
where it should.I can feel the play when i brake hard with the front brake so
i spot it in the upper headset bearing.I guess i'll send an email to AX.

idinfo68
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by idinfo68

Hello,

What do you think about this pictures ?

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No crash, no impact...
Discovered after a thorough cleaning
Normal use after 5 000 kms

Thanks for your answers

hornedfrog
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by hornedfrog

Hello,

Definitely a impact of some sort. Whether is was some major chain slap or a piece of debris, that doesn't just "happen" by itself. Sucks, I know, but it is not a case of frame failure.

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micky
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The line seems to "clean" to not think about an impact; perhaps when storing it or moving inside/out of the car?
On the good side is that it seems in the middle section of the seat stays, so it should be easily fixable.

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wheelsONfire
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by wheelsONfire

I had a chain slap but it is no way near that damage you have.

You know, it looks like your lower pulley wheel has been slammed against the chainstay?

I would send this picture to Ax Lightness. Your frame can be repaired!
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kode54
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by kode54

could be from debris on the road. i've hit a few things that flip up and hit my frame....with no damage. could be from that.
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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

By the way, is that paint retro-reflective? or just silver?
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idinfo68
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by idinfo68

Just silver, normal paint.

No transport in a car.

"You know, it looks like your lower pulley wheel has been slammed against the chainstay?" >> No possible, 2cm too far

"could be from debris on the road. i've hit a few things that flip up and hit my frame....with no damage. could be from that." >> the hole is too big or long for this kind of damage


I'll send pictures to Ax to see what they can do...

Thanks

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rmerka
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by rmerka

idinfo68 wrote:"You know, it looks like your lower pulley wheel has been slammed against the chainstay?" >> No possible, 2cm too far


Other than the frame looks identical to this http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=122234&p=1040155#p1040155. Which turned out to be a derailleur swinging up and smacking the frame.

BlackMadone
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by BlackMadone

It looks like your derailleur smacked the bottom of your chainstay while riding but you have Di2 so I don't understand why.

tinozee
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by tinozee

Looks like egg shell fragile.

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by xena

Be interesting to see how long the repair will take if you send it back to AX.....maybe quicker to get a local carbon repair to fix it with the approval of AX .
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BlackMadone
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by BlackMadone

When you're talking about super lightweight carbon fragile is to be expected. I would only have AX fix this, they know their carbon.
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Mario Jr.
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Good luck. Rumors here at Eurobike is that AX has closed because of financial reasons...

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