Anyone with an S Works SL6 frame has this thing on theirs?

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Lay it on its side. Take a toothpick and apply a tiny drop of clearcoat on the “hole”. If you have to wait 3 seconds as it freefalls to the bottom with a loud “thud”, it’s possible you may have to add another teensy drop.
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miltmaster3 wrote:
PrinceEdward wrote:Specialized is made by Merida

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mpulsiv wrote:
miltmaster3 wrote:
PrinceEdward wrote:Specialized is made by Merida

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And made in Taiwan


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“Typical Taiwan made” - is a negative thing from your perspective? Taiwanese are pioneers in this industry. They established as global manufacturing hub since 1970’s.
For me only made in USA or Europe I leave to you the pioneer of bad quality control


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miltmaster3 wrote:
mpulsiv wrote:
miltmaster3 wrote:
PrinceEdward wrote:Specialized is made by Merida

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And made in Taiwan


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For me only made in USA or Europe I leave to you the pioneer of bad quality control


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miltmaster3 wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:20 pm
miltmaster3 wrote:
mpulsiv wrote:
miltmaster3 wrote: And made in Taiwan


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“Typical Taiwan made” - is a negative thing from your perspective? Taiwanese are pioneers in this industry. They established as global manufacturing hub since 1970’s.
For me only made in USA or Europe I leave to you the pioneer of bad quality control


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Calnago wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Lay it on its side. Take a toothpick and apply a tiny drop of clearcoat on the “hole”. If you have to wait 3 seconds as it freefalls to the bottom with a loud “thud”, it’s possible you may have to add another teensy drop.
Thanks for the tip!

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i have owned made in the usa/ made in china/made in taiwas. highest quality finish frames i have owned are top of the line giants. perfect. best warranty to back it up.
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Giant is an exception maybe because they make their top frames in house. When talking about bike frames mass outsourcing in China or Taiwan equals lower quality. That's a simple fact.

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kgt wrote:
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Giant is an exception maybe because they make their top frames in house. When talking about bike frames mass outsourcing in China or Taiwan equals lower quality. That's a simple fact.
Any ideas on the quality of Time frames?

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kgt wrote:Giant is an exception maybe because they make their top frames in house. When talking about bike frames mass outsourcing in China or Taiwan equals lower quality. That's a simple fact.
Our shop has had a few of the new propel discs come through among other models. Most have been flawless but there was one propel that had streaks beneath the clear that were not deep enough to feel but you could see them. Customer didn’t care so it worked out.


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mpulsiv wrote:“Typical Taiwan made” - is a negative thing from your perspective? Taiwanese are pioneers in this industry. They established as global manufacturing hub since 1970’s.
miltmaster3 wrote:For me only made in USA or Europe I leave to you the pioneer of bad quality control
If you think that Tawainese exhibit bad quality control, lets not even talk about Chinese quality.
When it comes to production, USA and Europe are quite limited. When you refer to Europe, what countries specialize in production besides Italy?
USA and U.K are mostly focused on steel frames.
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mpulsiv wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:57 am
When it comes to production, USA and Europe are quite limited. When you refer to Europe, what countries specialize in production besides Italy?
USA and U.K are mostly focused on steel frames.
You can find at least a small manufacturer in almost every European country, from France (TIME and others), Luxemburg (Rolo) and Germany (AX and others) to Slovenija (Berk), Czech Republic (Festka) and Greece (Gram, Fidusa).

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