chip on my bike

fionahills
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chip on my bike

Postby fionahills » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:00 am

Hi all,

I have a chip on the underneath the seat stay of my bike - just found it cleaning it - looks like a small stone has chipped off the top bit of the carbon (not all the way thru) - sorry to appear daft but can it be fixed?

And an even more stupid question - is bike still OK to ride?
I know nothing about carbon frames (or bikes in general really) and wonder if such a small (1/2cm) chip has damaged the integrity of the frame - its black so very hard to see and ony noticed it giving it a polish for ride on weekend.

thanks for any info - hubby away and no mobile reception in mining camp site so can't ask him.

thanks so much

fiona

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Re: chip on my bike

Postby jacks1071 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:34 am

If its a stone chip, it'd be nothing to worry about. Touch it up with a bit of clear nail polish at some point to seal it up.
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Re: chip on my bike

Postby fionahills » Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:42 am

Brilliant thanks -

99% sure it is stone chip - a couple of times have heard a few hits & looked and found nothing -

but did not look that high for any marks - generally only check the bottom bits - only noticed tonight because it was turned upside down to clean.

thanks so much.

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Re: chip on my bike

Postby munga » Sat Nov 17, 2012 4:10 pm

my old block had a chip off it.
found the chip. it was on my shoulder!
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Re: chip on my bike

Postby damhooligan » Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:20 pm

munga wrote:my old block had a chip off it.
found the chip. it was on my shoulder!


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