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The frame on my carbon fibre has a large crack on the bottom angled part. How do I fix it? Can I fix it? The road bike is a Louis Garneau 6.2

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Nope. DOA. Is there a replacement warranty?

Posted on May 04, 2010

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Cracks and breaks can be fixed although it does not mean it should be. If the repair seems a risk then it should not be done, having said that I have found some repairs to be manufacturing faults so riding any bike is a risk too.

Posted on Mar 06, 2011

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