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 Post subject: Broken Lace Mechanism
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Hopefully someone out there in the intraweb can help me out with this. I just bought a pair of Spark Deelux boots and managed to break off the locking mechanism for the lacing system on one side of the boot by catching the lace loop on the binding strap of the opposite foot while touring (you can imagine what happened to the rest of me when physics took over). Now the actual locking mechanism is gone (plastic slide that goes over the laces), and one side of the loop is hanging free from where the plastic cross piece that holdes it inside the boot cracked (I know I'm not making too much sense with that description right now). Basically there is now no lock on this section of the laces.

I'm not sure if this has happened to anyone else, but if so how did you deal with it? Thankfully it's the section over the top of my foot and not the ankle so it's still usable. Just a piss-off considering I've had the boots for 2 days of touring.

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 Post subject: Re: Broken Lace Mechanism
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Interesting, not a fan of those lock mechanisms. I would return them to the shop or call deeluxe

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 Post subject: Re: Broken Lace Mechanism
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:23 pm 
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HikeforTurns wrote:
Interesting, not a fan of those lock mechanisms. I would return them to the shop or call deeluxe


For sure get a warranty repair/replacement on that situation.

The biggest deal-breaker for me on the spark boots was the lacing system seemed brittle and difficult to repair in the field.

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 Post subject: Re: Broken Lace Mechanism
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:15 pm 
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I have broken one of these pieces on my Sparks as well. Fortunately the dealer I bought my boots from replaced it straight away. Those pieces are definitely a weak point in the design. Be careful to not flick the locking mechanisms out when the laces are too short as it puts extra stress on them.


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 Post subject: Re: Broken Lace Mechanism
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:51 am 
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I just had this happen to me, when i was going to tighten my boots after the hike the green thingy was gone... Sent the dealer a mail hopefully it will be sorted quick.


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 Post subject: Re: Broken Lace Mechanism
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:54 pm 
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I had those same boots last year and the same thing happened to me... luckily my local dealer had some extra green lace lock things, as they had a few similar complaints before mine. Check with the place you bought them...


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 Post subject: Re: Broken Lace Mechanism
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 3:32 pm 
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I had the same problem with mine. They last me only 4 rides before my lace broke. I traded them out for a pair of Independent BC and I love them.


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