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Postby Deanj » Sun Dec 16, 2007 4:58 pm

Put a few scratches on the MTB frame today :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Its gone through to the bare aluminium but not dented the frame. Ok to leave or do I need to do something with it. I'd like to get it fixed up but not sure how easy that would be??
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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:30 pm

mmmm....i wont even show you the state of my frame then :shock: .
It wont be the last so why worry...it's a working mtb,no a show bike :D .
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Postby Kalgrm » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:31 pm

I doubt that will be a problem (famous last words....) given that it is on the side of the down tube, where the frame is less stressed than in the bottom or top areas. Send that pic off to grip sports and get his opinion.

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Postby Deanj » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:49 pm

Whats grip sports? Yeah how my riding is going at the minute I'm sure its the first of many. Just rather it had been a few months after buying it rather than a few weeks :(
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Postby toolonglegs » Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:54 pm

...if you ain't falling off you ain't riding hard enough :D .Within reason that is a fairly accurate statement for mtb racing.
Seriously that scratch is nothing...use a bit of whiteout for cosmetic value if you want.
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Postby europa » Sun Dec 16, 2007 6:34 pm

If it annoys you, just buy some nail polish and touch up the paintwork, nothing else to worry about.

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Re: Frame damage

Postby Kev365428 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:14 pm

needsapush wrote:Put a few scratches on the MTB frame today :cry: :cry: :cry:

Its gone through to the bare aluminium but not dented the frame. Ok to leave or do I need to do something with it. I'd like to get it fixed up but not sure how easy that would be??


Your kidding, right?

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Postby Deanj » Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:20 pm

Nah I'm a fussy git! Was also wondering if the bare aluminium would be ok, seems it is :)
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Postby s-s-a » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:48 pm

Is this a new bike? The first scratches are always the worst.

You should see the bottom of my down tube near the bottom bracket - many scratches right through the paint and a thumbprint size ding from a rock thrown up by the front wheel.

I once organised a mtb orienteering event and got a huge serve from a guy at the finish after he stacked his brand new Giant mtb and put a ding in the side of the top tube :shock:.

If you don't want to get scratches on a mtb then don't ride it just hang it on the wall in the lounge room.

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Postby Deanj » Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:06 pm

Us guys always look for someone else to blame when we mess up! :D

Yeah bought it about 4 weeks ago. Don't mind me, just having my first scratch sulk! :wink:
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Postby Bnej » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:17 pm

Aluminum won't corrode because it oxidizes on contact with air and the thin layer of oxide protects it. Also why it's impossible to get a polished finish on bare aluminum without coating it with something.

Few scratches and some dirt on a bike show it's being used, don't worry about it. ;)
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Postby tallywhacker » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:32 pm

small bickies compared to....
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Postby europa » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:46 pm

I'm disappointed that no-one's played the "it's rooted, post it to me" card yet :roll:

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Postby stryker84 » Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:43 pm

I'm curious now, what exactly was that banged up yellow thing?
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Postby McPete » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:15 pm

Looks like someone's homebaked track bike...

As to the scratches, I know what you mean.
My STP has been picking up some in the process of me learning how not to die.
My back brake lever is scratched, the top tube is dinged with a spot of brown paint in it, the downtube has is scratched a bit, there's a paint chip up the top, the chainstays are missing paint because I didn't put the back wheel on properly and the brake rotor dug in, my fancy Raceface Diablous cranks have metal ground off at either end, my RD is bent and scratched...

But it all still works, I'm having a ball, so I don't let it bother me too much, annoying as it is.
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Postby toolonglegs » Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:29 pm

Looks like a BT waiting for a repaint...mmmmm very nice.
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Postby tallywhacker » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:07 am

stryker84 wrote:I'm curious now, what exactly was that banged up yellow thing?

it's a BT track bike, around $5k worth of bike I think
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Postby europa » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:12 am

I still reckon needsapush's bike is totally rooted - I'll take it from you mate, everyone knows I don't stress bikes enough to trigger the catestrophic failure that's coming your way in a quarry near you 8)

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Postby leximack » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:50 am

just scratch the rest of the bike down to the metal, it will match nicely then :lol:
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Postby Deanj » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:41 pm

The way I'm riding up there at the minute mate, I'll end up doing myself in before the bike falls apart on me :)
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Postby europa » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:06 pm

needsapush wrote:The way I'm riding up there at the minute mate, I'll end up doing myself in before the bike falls apart on me :)


See. See. It's not safe. I'll protect you, I'll take it 8)

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Postby tallywhacker » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:31 pm

the yellow BT above has been renovated and now looks like
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Postby europa » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:54 pm

Can we assume this wasn't his first paint job? :shock:

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Postby toolonglegs » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:12 pm

Scottish owner? :lol:
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Postby sogood » Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:24 pm

Would that frame give an ex-steel frame rider a 3.4km/h speed increase? :wink:
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