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Old 06-19-08, 04:16 PM   #1
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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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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.
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