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I have a decision to make.  I took my Domane in for a tune up about a month ago.  I knew it needed a new chain and bar tape.  I also had them install new brake pads while they were at it.   They called me the next day and told me I needed a new bottom bracket.  I thought that was a bit soon, as the bike only had 12,000+ miles on it ( I bought it late May 2013), but what are you going to do.  The bike was finished earlier than they predicted and it rode great.  A few days later I got a call from the LBS.  Trek would warranty the frame.  Trek had issues with Madone frames and bottom brackets, and had a recall.  They were concerned the Domane has an issue as well.  The new frame would be free, but I would have to pay the labor to transfer the wheels and components, about $250.  This sounds like something I should do, but, I was also planning to buy a new road bike just before I retire, in 3-4 years. 

 

thoughts?

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sometimes with warranty frame replacement, the work needs to be done by the shop. 

Let the shop swap the components, and get a new frame when you retire. 

You need to keep this one as a back-up bike (with the warranty framne) for when people come to town to visit or you are getting work done on the yet to be purchased bike.

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My Trek 1500 is my current backup, and the Domane will become a backup at some point in the future, as in just before I retire.  I would donate or sell the 1500 at that point, and have 2 carbon road bikes.  I would also like a touring bike at some point

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