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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:48 pm 
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Just bought these over here:
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Would you be bothered by wonky brake bosses and try to return them (to Planet X, which is about 3 miles from where I live) or just bung brakes on them and compensate by adjusting the pads?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Send em back. They'll always bug you now........


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:41 pm 
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I suspect you're right. If only I hadn't noticed...

I also have a rack that they sold as "alloy" which turned out to be steel, and when I emailed them about it they never replied so I can hassle them about that too.

Are they a bit crap in anyone else's experience? They've always seemed to be relatively well reputed.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:14 am 
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Steel is an alloy. Now if they said Alu then you have case.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:27 am 
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dyl wrote:
Are they a bit crap in anyone else's experience? They've always seemed to be relatively well reputed.
Not crap, just a bit slapdash and amateur.
Pay peanuts, get monkeys springs to mind. But more like cashews.

If that makes sense.

(There are far far far far worse about!)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:11 am 
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I've always had good experiences with Planet X. If you take your fork back then I think they will refund you or offer you some money back. The last time I went in they were selling a batch of forks with wonky bosses at a big discount. It's possible yours is one of those that slipped through into normal stock.

Rich


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:23 am 
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ajantom wrote:
Steel is an alloy. Now if they said Alu then you have case.

This is a good point. But!

They sell both "Alloy" and "Steel" rear Minoura racks. I bought one of the alloy ones and it wasn't steel. To me this suggests that the front one that they sell as "alloy" isn't made of steel. But it is.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:36 pm 
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I visited PlanetX today. The shop staff and mechanics both reckon the wonky bosses are fine - they're parallel so shouldn't cause any problems. Fair enough. I'll cope.

They also refunded me for the steel "alloy" rack.


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