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    Should I worry abou these paint cracks?

    I noticed these vertical cracks after a dusty ride. It feels like I could pull them back if I wanted to. Shoddy paint or something else?
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    If the frame is steel and the bike is a utility model, they are probably of no concern.

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    hardpatz, Try to look at the bottom edge of the lug to see if the metal is cracked. Use a sharp pick if need be. It looks like just the paint in the picture, but you need to be sure the lug isn't failing.

    Brad

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