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    What should I look for when considering the purchase of a used bike w/ carbon frame?

    How should I objectively inspect a used bike with a carbon frame to make sure the frame has not been structurally damaged? Are there obvious places I should be examining? Where and how should I evaluate the frame?

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    Look at any chips in the clearcoat to ascertain if they go deep enough to the fibers themselves. I'v bought several used rames, but only from people I know and trust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hrt4me View Post
    How should I objectively inspect a used bike with a carbon frame to make sure the frame has not been structurally damaged?
    Take a pair of dice and roll it on the ground. Then flip a coin.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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