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    Would you ride this?

    I'm inclined to roll with it.

    2014 (15?) Santa Cruz 5010c

    Your thoughts?

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    What's Santa Cruz say?
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chupacabra View Post
    What's Santa Cruz say?
    We are waiting to hear.

    Your signature quote does seem particularly spot-on!

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    Would ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Tonics View Post
    We are waiting to hear.

    Your signature quote does seem particularly spot-on!
    :-)

    Assuming SC doesn't say "yer gonna die," I'd probably ride it. I might sand/feather the rough edges, and attempt to fill in any gouges with epoxy, just to make myself believe it does something to slow any further damage. Who knows.
    Quote Originally Posted by powder11 View Post
    if you have to resort to taking advice from the nitwits on this forum, then you're doomed.

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    Catastrophic failure of the rear triangle is a lot less likely to kill you than catastrophic failure of the front triangle, so there's that.

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    I'd ride it.

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    Take into account how forces are acting on that swingarm

    its at the pivot between lower link and swingarm of which there are 2 sides

    its probably not too dangerous to ride just keep an eye on it

    but you can't fix it SO you gotta replace that swingarm sooner or later

    SO what does SC want for the crash replacement swing arm??

    edit: actualy in the pict it looks like a lot of the damage is missing paint ??
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    I'd ride it but I'd make/buy some kind of lower link protection. (I've made my own for mine with a dremel and some ABS plastic. $5 materials and like 10 mins of work)

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    I'd be more concerned about the worn out tire.
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    I'd start a high and mighty indignant thread on mtbr demanding satisfaction while at the same time insulting the company.
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    Are you insinuating that's my MO? Cuz I don't post on mtbr and I have nothing but love for SC.

    Maybe you have me confused with someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmmm...pow! View Post
    I'd be more concerned about the worn out tire.
    Chicken stripped as fuck, looks like all slab riding.
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    It's the minion ss. It's worn out when it was brand new.
    And yeah, I have a new tire going on tomorrow

    Can't get anything by you guys. Is my chain too dirty too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Tonics View Post
    Can't get anything by you guys. Is my chain too dirty too?
    Actually yes, it's filthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Tonics View Post
    Are you insinuating that's my MO? Cuz I don't post on mtbr and I have nothing but love for SC.

    Maybe you have me confused with someone else.
    I have you confused with no one.


    Where I come from we call them things..............."jokes"
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    Ahhh. I see.

    Seemed to be laced with snarkyness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech Tonics View Post
    LBS says scary

    I'm inclined to roll with it.

    2014 (15?) Santa Cruz 5010c

    Your thoughts?

    Here's how I would fix this. Tape off the bearings and brush the damaged area repeatedly with abundant amounts of rubbing alcohol to remove any dirt and oils. Let dry fully. With the bike upside down, apply somewhat thin coats of high quality super glue, allowing it to wick into any micro cracks in the carbon composite. Loctite brand superglue from Home Depot is sufficient, or you can use industrial grade thin wicking type if you have easy access to that. Apply thin coats, letting each dry 15 minutes or so, until it it builds up to a flat surface flush with the surrounding area and let it all dry for 24 hours. Sand flat with very fine grit sand paper, probably 600 grit. Clean with alcohol and apply touch up paint.

    This should restore all strength to the existing carbon composite structure. I prefer super glue over epoxy because it is very strong/rigid for small repairs, it is impossible to mix incorrectly, and can wick into small cracks. Should be almost as good as new, and unnoticeable from 5 feet away. Good luck!

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    The same spot on my Bronson V1 looks about the same after a few small hits followed by one big one in the first summer I had it. A year and a half later, no issues at all but I did put some rubber tape there for a little protection.

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    If you can't replace the part, there's always the option of getting it professionally repaired. A buddy blew in the downtube on his carbon Enduro, a fairly major repair, and it cost him about $600 CAD. This would likely be less than that. It might be worth looking into, anyway.

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    bomber, send it!

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    They make a bash guard for that...just sayin'.

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    Ride the f'er...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmerz View Post
    Ride the f'er...
    Since it's not mine, I'd definitely ride it! Come to think of it, if it were mine, I'd definitely ride it!
    It makes perfect sense...until you think about it.

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