Accusations of the frame being cracked prior to shipping, or ridden hard and cracked.
I didn't read those as accusations. Cracks like that start tiny, gradually get bigger and eventually separate, hence all those "just riding along" frame breakages -- the snapping bit is just the final step in a process that lasts months. It'd be very hard to spot in the early stages. It accuses no-one of anything to suggest that the frame had an unnoticed fatigue crack that then separated in transit. Could well have taken a hit that finished it off, but frames don't break like that from one impact. No-one's fault except whoever designed the frame that way and the passage of time
It's a real pity, always liked that bike, hope to see it back one day. Lovely to see a potential issue like this get sorted so cleanly, not like those other clowns who were on here the other day
I suspect the irritation arose from the replies implying, from a 'less informed' point of view, that the 'Seller' knowingly tried to foist a damaged frame onto the 'Buyer...'
Whilst I would imagine that the damage was
indeed already there, just waiting to manifest, and some undisclosed/unadmitted impact during transit revealed said damage on unpacking, having admired the bike myself earlier this year it was patently obvious there was no evidence of the damage beforehand.
Such is the dilema/trepidation with which one invests in old Ti/Alu/Carbon frames/components, many years after their originally intended life expectancy...