New frame, damage? Need advice

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New frame, damage? Need advice

Postby miml » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:09 pm

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Re: New frame, damage? Need advice

Postby Tim » Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:16 am

I can't see anything wrong.
Minor, very minor imperfections in the paintwork.

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Re: New frame, damage? Need advice

Postby open roader » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:14 pm

You may be seeing things I cannot see from these images so I'll comment from what these images illustrate to me.......

I can see what appears to be a minor paint scratch or two on the head tube and the tiny paint chip on the drop out is clearly visible - to me this is unpacking disappointment value only, if you ride this bike regularly you will do much worse than there 'mere fleshwounds' :D

There is indeed some very minor fork tube marks where the lower bearing sits but they appear to be marks only and do not carry any indentation or pitting to them. Not a bother to me.

I can also see the scallop blemish on the shoulder of the forks. It appears to be a minor casting imperfection. I'd re-examine the imperfection in broad daylight and see if it continues further down the fork arm. Otherwise, from the images provided this would not stop me from building the bike and enjoying the ride without a second thought. My Colnago C50 frame arrived with more human imperfections on it than this and has never caused me another moments thought about their existance.......... until now....... :lol:
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Re: New frame, damage? Need advice

Postby macca33 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:45 pm

Umm, I think it will be fine......
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Re: New frame, damage? Need advice

Postby queequeg » Sat Jul 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Umm, I don't see anything wrong with it. Ride and enjoy!
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Re: New frame, damage? Need advice

Postby greyhoundtom » Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:41 pm

Umm, I think I like the last two answers the best.

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