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Flex in front derailleur

wyenckenwyencken Posts: 2
edited August 2015 in Workshop
Hi all,

I have recently got my bike back from a service and they noted that the where the aluminium of the front derailleur connects to the carbon frame, there is some water damage resulting in a "a lot of flex" when pressure is applied to the derailleur. There is definitely some movement when you apply force to the derailleur and you can see some localised flex in the carbon stem.

The guys said that this isn't great and could be quite dangerous as there isn't always much warning when a carbon frame will give way.

Being relatively new to cycling and having inherited the bike from a mate (it's a 2008 Scott Cr1 Pro that was used pretty heavily by him), I was wondering if they are just trying to get me to purchase a new bike, or it a genuine safety issue.

Any help or advise would be much appreciated!!
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