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TREK EMONDA BACK FROM THE DEAD

I posted an earlier blog ‘When bikes are not insured’ after a rather expensive Trek Emonda was hit by a scooter with no insurance. This left the customer with little choice but to attempt a repair as it was still the cheapest route.

What was repaired: Every stay on the rear triangle was fractured. The chain stay on the drive side was snapped at the BB. The chainstay on the non-drive side was severed and about 1″ of carbon was missing in and around the speed/ cadence sensor. We had to recreate the detail and profile.

After a series of restoration processes and re-alignment the bike is back as it was. It has passed the stress tests to ensure it is safe to release.

WHEN BIKES ARE NOT INSURED…

A poor chap arrived today with his 2 week old Trek Emonda. He got side swiped by a scooter leaving his frame in separate pieces. Problem is the frame was not insured and he is never going to get a successful warranty claim. Normally this is a bin job but watch this blog for what it will look like in about 3-4 weeks time for a fraction of the cost of a new bike.