Help please! Have I killed my trike?

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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 19 Apr 2014, 10:43pm

What's your house insurance like?
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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby mrjemm » 19 Apr 2014, 11:18pm

And are you in trouble already?

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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby Cunobelin » 20 Apr 2014, 8:12am

THat is not a broken frame... This is a broken frame

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Failed weld on the Gekko where the joint is for folding.... but they were superb, I had the machine back on the road with a new frame within 10 days and at no cost

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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby Edwards » 20 Apr 2014, 8:17am

With all the other stuff this is the last thing you needed.

Wait and see what Kevin says, He should be able to get the tubes replaced using the parts as fitted. But it would need a respray.
So seen as you are already in trouble purchase the good Lady a new frame, then keep the out one the repair later for you using the parts from your Trike.
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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby squeaker » 20 Apr 2014, 9:38am

Edwards wrote:So seen as you are already in trouble purchase the good Lady a new frame, then keep the out one the repair later for you using the parts from your Trike.
Like it: turn a potential disaster into an upgrade opportunity 8) I used to do the same when my wife 'dusted' the stylus on our hi-fi deck :roll: :lol:
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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby mrjemm » 20 Apr 2014, 1:00pm

Cunobelin wrote:THat is not a broken frame... This is a broken frame

Failed weld on the Gekko where the joint is for folding.... but they were superb, I had the machine back on the road with a new frame within 10 days and at no cost


Typical German flimsy build quality 'ey? :wink:

Quite astounding that.

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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby KM2 » 20 Apr 2014, 10:45pm

Can you find if it is cracked by using blueing? .It could be through welded but any brazing material would need removing from the weld area. I bought a trike but the seller didn't tell me it was cracked. Luckily a local welding firm did it. No charge as 'it was a pleasure to work on something different'

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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby KM2 » 20 Apr 2014, 10:48pm

I think the comments about house insurance is important. Personal possession away from the house.

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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby squeaker » 21 Apr 2014, 6:06pm

mrjemm wrote:A bit disturbing that this could occur from a curbing. Rather more damage than I'd expect.

Wasn't there some sort of material quality control problem with some ICE cruciforms a while back? I'd certainly ask ICE about the damage and give them the serial number, if you haven't already.
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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby byegad » 25 Apr 2014, 4:47pm

Looks bad! How hard did you hit??
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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 26 Apr 2014, 12:59pm

squeaker wrote:
mrjemm wrote:A bit disturbing that this could occur from a curbing. Rather more damage than I'd expect.

Wasn't there some sort of material quality control problem with some ICE cruciforms a while back? I'd certainly ask ICE about the damage and give them the serial number, if you haven't already.

Yes there was a batch of cruciforms which used the wrong steel treatment. Can't remember how to tell which is which now...
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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby Trikeyohreilly » 26 Apr 2014, 10:19pm

I don't know about a bad batch of a frame parts. Neither did I contact my insurance as it is very basic, the only items of value we own are the trikes which are covered for theft from the property only I think.

Both Kevin of Dtek and ICE have been very helpful. I have a new cruciform (adventure HD) winging its way to me. ICE gave me a generous discount though even without this the part was less than expected/feared. Without the discount I wouldn't have been able to afford it though. Hopefully the change over goes smoothly.

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Re: Help please! Have I killed my trike?

Postby [XAP]Bob » 26 Apr 2014, 11:31pm

Home insurance is still worth checking, and ICE would have mentioned the batch if it were relevant -- iirc they all failed in a similar fashion, fatigue related, not impact.
A shortcut has to be a challenge, otherwise it would just be the way. No situation is so dire that panic cannot make it worse.
There are two kinds of people in this world: those can extrapolate from incomplete data.