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F4:13 means: Philippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

My PINARELLO F4:13 BROKE and i'm looking for some answers. I'ts hard to accept this from a HIGH QUALITIY ITALIAN FRAME, if are Italian made!

A label into the head tube can be the weak point. But were the QUALITY CONTROL?
http://forums.roadbikereview.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=151449&stc=1&d=1231097369

I try the warranty, but they don't heard me. Specialized, Merdida, Trek offer a great warranty service, but PINARELLO....

The big teams frames are made in ITALY our TAIWAN?...
 

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Compound fractures on carbon frames are usually a result of a crash. Hope you are ok and don't blame Pinarello for a weak warrenty. You bring a frame like that to Specialized or Trek and see if they would reimburse you.
 

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tjjm36m3 said:
Compound fractures on carbon frames are usually a result of a crash. Hope you are ok and don't blame Pinarello for a weak warrenty. You bring a frame like that to Specialized or Trek and see if they would reimburse you.
The question isn't warranty but security! I buy a high quality frame because i think they are secure! When the frame broke i didn't believe because was a stupid fall. And after i see the label into the head tube, it seems a manufacture failure, that can cost my life!
 

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I was racing and deviate a race accident, i didn't lost the control, i was estable but the front road lock, my body was back and made an handspike, the frame broke, and i fell!
 

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arech said:
The question isn't warranty but security! I buy a high quality frame because i think they are secure! When the frame broke i didn't believe because was a stupid fall. And after i see the label into the head tube, it seems a manufacture failure, that can cost my life!
so your blaming the failure on the sticker on the inside of the tube?

and I can see that your first language isn't English but I had a hard time understanding your last post about the accident...

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I was racing and deviate a race accident, i didn't lost the control, i was estable but the front road lock, my body was back and made an handspike, the frame broke, and i fell!
Sorry I give up. I fail to understand what you are trying to claim even after reading your statement multiple times.
 

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so your blaming the failure on the sticker on the inside of the tube?

and I can see that your first language isn't English but I had a hard time understanding your last post about the accident...Chad
I'm just looking for answers, and the sticker did't appear like a failure. Sorry about my English
 

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I cracked my Pinarello Team Telekom frame after 4 and a half years and Pinarello were fantastic. It was well out of warranty but Pinarello gave me a brand new F4:13 in any colour. I have had the frame for 2 years and it has been perfect. I am 90 plus kilos and have crashed it a couple of times and it is still perfect.

There is no way your frame just broke like that. I can understand Pinarello not coming to the party becuase I wouldnt if I was them either.
 

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T-Dog said:
I cracked my Pinarello Team Telekom frame after 4 and a half years and Pinarello were fantastic. It was well out of warranty but Pinarello gave me a brand new F4:13 in any colour. I have had the frame for 2 years and it has been perfect. I am 90 plus kilos and have crashed it a couple of times and it is still perfect.

There is no way your frame just broke like that. I can understand Pinarello not coming to the party becuase I wouldnt if I was them either.

My PINARELLO was bought in SPAIN, Madrid. The store that sold me made a great service, contact the distribuitor, etc...but, BELIEVE, they lost the fork, the seller was crazy, and me to...I believe that some noise at the chain service happened.
 

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Theirs NO WAY? You're saying he's lying?
Lying, not, but confuse yes...Seems that they have affraid to hear me...I'm very worried about safe, i dont need replacement to ride. I bought other, but not PINARELLO. I have one bike to race and another to train. My race bike was the F4:13, to train Galileo...But i lost the credit...Now i'll change...

It easy pressume something, i'm nothing, nobody for them. my word against Pinarello word, is nothing....They can say anything to protect their image...
 

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No idea whats going on here, apart form a broken F4:13.

Please could you answer with a YES or a NO. Did the frame break as a result of the accident or did it break and cause the accident? Many thanks and glad your ok!
 

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arech said:
I was racing and deviate a race accident, i didn't lost the control, i was estable but the front road lock, my body was back and made an handspike, the frame broke, and i fell!
This is how I understand (interpret) your statement:

1) You were racing
2) You avoided running into a crash ahead of you
3) You locked the front wheel (brake)
4) started to go over the handlebars
5) the frame broke
6) you crashed to the ground, frame already broken.

Correct?
 

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Sriajuda said:
This is how I understand (interpret) your statement:

1) You were racing
2) You avoided running into a crash ahead of you
3) You locked the front wheel (brake)
4) started to go over the handlebars
5) the frame broke
6) you crashed to the ground, frame already broken.

Correct?
1) Yes;
2) Yes,and i went out of the road, at a grass ramp;
3) Yes;
4) Yes, and the body went back to the seat to avoid to throw ahead;
5) Yes;
6) Yes.
 

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MERAKMAN said:
No idea whats going on here, apart form a broken F4:13.

Please could you answer with a YES or a NO. Did the frame break as a result of the accident or did it break and cause the accident? Many thanks and glad your ok!
NO, YES.
 
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