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Old 01-10-2011, 05:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Union Ratchet Durability

Has anyone had any problems with the Union ratchets, particularly on the toe strap? I have a set of '08-'09 Datas and same year Forces, and on both my rear foot ratchet got caught a position that wouldn't accept the ladder. I've taken a pair of pliers and jammed it back to the original position, but following that it would revert back to the damaged state the next time I tried to unstrap. These are older so no longer covered by Union/C3 1-year warranty - C3 online shop charges $15 or 20. I've been the to local shops and got a replacement, but after having gone through two ratchets with the same problem, I'm wondering about the quality of these things and if anyone else has seen this issue?

As far as my riding style, I hit some smaller kickers and butter around on a regular basis but I don't think to the extent that it should damage the ratchet.

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