Bike damage? Is this a chip or frame crack?

Cyclingjoeg
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Bike damage? Is this a chip or frame crack?

Postby Cyclingjoeg » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:31 pm

I posted this in the general discussion but thought this would be better suited.

Long story short my bike slipped out of my trainer and got a solid scrape of metal on metal, it looks fairly superficial but the main chip is a little deep (maybe 1mm) it's in what feels like a fairly solid, not hollow area too being at the join at the end of the chain stay.

Any thoughts or advice? See the link for the pics!

https://imgur.com/gallery/Z0RXk

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Bike damage? Is this a chip or frame crack?

Postby Duck! » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:54 pm

That is only cosmetic. Nothing to worry about. :-)
I had a thought, but it got run over as it crossed my mind.

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Re: Bike damage? Is this a chip or frame crack?

Postby Cyclingjoeg » Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:04 am

Thankyou!!

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Re: Bike damage? Is this a chip or frame crack?

Postby rodneycc » Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:27 am

I'd touch it up with some black nail polish (no seriously). I've tried it and works a treat (and you also soon forget about the trauma - I would of been just about on the floor crying!).
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Re: Bike damage? Is this a chip or frame crack?

Postby RobertL » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:54 am

rodneycc wrote:I'd touch it up with some black nail polish (no seriously). I've tried it and works a treat (and you also soon forget about the trauma - I would of been just about on the floor crying!).


I touched up chips on an old steel frame with red nail polish. It's about the only time my wife has been interested in any bike maintenance/work - helping me choose the best match from her nail polish selection. :)

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