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post #1 of 5 Old 06-12-2007, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
 
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My Corbin is peeling!

My Corbin has less than 2000 miles on it and the top "carbon fiber" layer is peeling! Since I am not the original owner of the seat , Corbin will not honor the warranty and to redo the seat is $242.50! Do I have any options? Has this happened to anyone else? I have not done thing weird to (on?) the seat to cause this...
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-12-2007, 10:48 AM
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i have had a number of corbins over the years, and none of them have done that. probably a "feature" of faux carbon fiber.

they DO fade ... the colors wash out over time ... but they should not peel or crack under normal use.
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post #3 of 5 Old 06-12-2007, 10:50 AM
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24,500 on mine and its like it was when I bought it. Sorry to hear about your misfortune.
 
post #4 of 5 Old 06-12-2007, 01:13 PM
 
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Question

Carefully "remove" the faux carpet fiber cover?

There's a nice leather seating surface hiding under there. I've not had the problem you're experiencing, but I do know that the "carbon fiber cover" is simply a covering over the leather. Do they glue it on, or is it only stitched 'round the piping? Hmmm.....

Let us know how this turns out pleez!
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-13-2007, 06:39 PM
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Have a Corbin with backrest for 3 years and other than normal wear and tear no problems. The $240 is less than half of a new one so if you like the seat it may not be that big of a deal.

When in doubt, just gas it. It may not solve the problem but at least it ends the suspense!
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