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Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:42 pm
by lannes
Can you give us a picture of the head set, stem etc.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:34 pm
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.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 1:34 pm
by Weenie

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:55 pm
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

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:26 pm
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.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:37 pm
by micky
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.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 2:28 pm
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!

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:37 pm
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.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:08 pm
by prendrefeu
By the way, is that paint retro-reflective? or just silver?

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:54 pm
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

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:30 pm
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.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:52 pm
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.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:06 pm
by tinozee
Looks like egg shell fragile.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:09 pm
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 .

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:14 pm
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.

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:14 pm
by Weenie

Re: AX Lightness Vial EVO

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:09 pm
by Mario Jr.
Good luck. Rumors here at Eurobike is that AX has closed because of financial reasons...