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attn: 2015 Leader 725/735 owners

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July 11, 2015 05:37 AM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
Hopefully they are good with their warranty claims. Definitely looks like a material/workmanship issue. And/or design.
     
July 11, 2015 07:46 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
2 bikes
Such poor design. Destined to failure.
     
July 11, 2015 01:31 PM
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July 11, 2015 02:48 PM
Benson
From: New York City
134 posts
24 bikes
Same thing happened to my buddy's 725. In the same spot on both sides and it wasnt even a year old.
     
July 11, 2015 04:42 PM
G0NERASM
From: DM[V]
51 posts
9 bikes
I hope integrated seatclamps on aluminum frames are officially over after this
     
July 11, 2015 06:25 PM
leader isn't so good at seat camps. you'd think thed just switch to a basic collar
     
July 11, 2015 08:19 PM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes
b..b..but... that doesn't look as swag right???? /s
     
July 11, 2015 11:43 PM
riceboy
From: SF Bay Area, CA
342 posts
12 bikes
Can confirm. Basic seat collars lack some serious #swag.
     
July 12, 2015 02:03 AM
you guys must have forgot that thomson makes a seat collar....
     
July 12, 2015 07:06 AM
Zeb_pepperoni
From: San Diego, CA
780 posts
9 bikes
And Phil Wood.
     
July 12, 2015 07:23 AM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
brutal. i thought "wtf were they thinking" when i saw this feature on the 2015 725/735 frames. pointless and, evidently, poor design.
     
July 13, 2015 01:16 AM
Stracknasty
From: Ottawa
95 posts
0 bikes
How many ham-fisted home mechanics never use a torque wrench? In my experience as a shop mechanic, I put the percentage at about......... 99%.
     
July 13, 2015 02:34 AM
Torque wrench, is that where you torque it up until just before you wrench the head off and then back it off a touch?
     
July 13, 2015 03:00 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
2 bikes
I'd love to have a little torque wrench for use on my bikes. But a quick search years ago they were all about $100. I Can't justify that. Yes I know the components can cost a lot more but I haven't stripped anything to date. And that's the last 25 years. Better not have jinxed myself.
The torque wrench I do have from messing around with cars is just too big.
Might be time to check eBay and see what shit is available.
     
July 13, 2015 03:28 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
2 bikes
The fact that Leader has never once specified the recommended torque for those bolts (even to their dealers) makes bickering about torque wrenches moot. I've asked and have gotten about seventeen different answers.

Also, the fact that [b]every single one[/b] of those Leader frames my shop sold (before we stopped selling those pieces of junk altogether) came back broken - regardless of being built by me, a professional mechanic or the customer - leads me to believe it's simply piss-poor design and a lack of product testing.

After the first wave of cracked frames, Leader supplied customers with little nylon washers to place inside the bottom clamp to prevent over-tightening and guess what? The frames still cracked.

Strike three!
     
July 13, 2015 03:44 AM
Scrodzilla
From: South of Heaven
1005 posts
2 bikes
I got one from the auto parts store for like 30 bucks.
     
July 13, 2015 04:02 AM
attn: all leader owners ever - you fucked up
     
July 13, 2015 04:15 AM
bikenejad
From: San Diego
87 posts
13 bikes
All ex-leader owners say aye.
     
July 13, 2015 04:20 AM
Dullahan. Australian prices are way more than US prices.
Scrod you are a professional mechanic. You get paid to do it.
     
July 13, 2015 04:30 AM
AKfromGC
From: Gold Coast. Australia
179 posts
2 bikes
Hello. What does price have to do with being an ex-owner? Oh, for the wrench. Yeah wEll I didn't break out the old currency converter for that one.
     
July 13, 2015 05:32 AM
I had a leader.....I hated it
     
July 25, 2015 02:57 PM
guslesaffre
From: Portland
90 posts
4 bikes
Can't believe people are still building these up smh
     
June 22, 2016 06:58 PM
ghostridethewhip
From: bay area
500 posts
0 bikes
i still can't believe you're bumping 2+ year old threads
     
June 23, 2016 05:17 PM
If it will save people from buying these headaches I'll bump 4eva
     
June 23, 2016 05:21 PM
ghostridethewhip
From: bay area
500 posts
0 bikes

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