I took a look at an old for-sale Raleigh Grand Prix today. When I turned the bike over, I noticed that someone had seriously cranked down a kickstand (no longer on the bike) and flattened the bottom of the chainstays - that is, unless someone can advise me that they're shaped that way, but I don't think so. I couldn't see any cracking around the BB but it gave me enough pause to pass on the bike. What do you think - is this just cosmetic, or did I make the right call?
Nishiki Sport, Downtube IXNS, 1950's MMB3 Russian Folding Bike, MTB
Originally Posted by I_bRAD
I'd be more concerned about the tires than a bit of rust!
Oh yeah - this was the first thing I was looking at because I was concerned about the dent. Changed about half the components since then...now all that's left are wheels to hold me up! (Whole story is in my sig under De-Evolution of a wheel )