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    Possible Cracked Frame?? What do you think?

    Hello Everyone,

    Thanks for taking the time to read this.

    I just bought a Raleigh Grand Prix Aluminum Road Bike.

    Today, I was cleaning the bike after a ride and I noticed something odd.

    On the top tube, approx 6-7 inches from the seatpost, It would appear that a hair about 3/4 of an inch long is under the paint.

    It is very thin and just off to one side.

    Do you think that is a defect in the paint or maybe the frame is cracked?

    Thanks in advance,
    Lancer

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    Picture would help. But even still it would be hard to tell without being there.

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    Rides2Much: Assuming you bought it from a bike shop take it back and have them take a look at it.

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    I bought it on Ebay but I have a regular bike shop I deal with.
    They even fitted me on it.

    I tried to take a picture but it wouldn't show.

    If I take it to the bike shop should they be able to tell FOR SURE?

    Wouldn't that be an odd place for a crack?

    Thanks again,
    Lancer

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    I would take a needle and try to penetrate whatever that it is you are seeing. :>
    little hole in the alluminum will not hurt it, as the metal doesn't rust.

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    That is a place it would show a crack, as it is right around where the butt would be in the tubing. Not to say this is a crack. I would examine under very bright light witha high power magnifying glass.
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