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    Should I worry abou this? Possible Seat Stay Frame Damage

    Hi,

    So I bought a new old bike this weekend and I thought I checked it pretty good during the purchase. Maybe I could have been a bit more thorough. This afternoon I was riding to the library and I looked down and saw what looked like a small dent. I ran my fingers across it and sure enough...it runs in a semicircle around the stay. Maybe the result of some clamp on reflector?

    Anyway is this something that I should be concerned about? Did I just buy a lemon? I'm attaching pics. You'll notice in shaded sunlight it barely shows up... Oh and if it makes any difference the frame is steel. Thanks for any help or insight.








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    Put some red electrical tape on it.
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    I would say it's probably O.K. I've seen frames with damage worse than that be riden thousands more miles no problem.
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    I would check the frames alignment... just to be safe.

    If that checks out I would not worry too much as the probability of that tube failing is slim.

    Steel can take some pretty solid hits.

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