Frame susceptible to rusting/breaking

sam2019

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8. November 2021, 14:18

There are a few weak spots in the frame construction that can lead to weakening and ultimately breaking of the frame at that spot. I had it on my 2016 Hima and it is quite possible that RE has fixed this in the meantime but better safe than sorry:

there is a small gap where the red arrow points (pic 1) and it should be easy to spray some WD40 into it or even get some grease in there (much better but may be a bit complicated). If you omit this, after 2-3 years exposure to weather this may happen (pic 2)
 

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sam2019

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There is of course the OTHER weak spot that made the Hima "renowned" for a while - it seems the issue has been resolved at the factory because I have not heard of a post-2018 bike with a broken frame but I still enhance all frames of bikes from 2016-2018 that I renew.

 
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