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Old 11-07-11, 11:21 AM
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buying an aluminum frame from the 90's

I found this aluminum road frame on ebay from 90-96 (based on cannondale head badge). It looks pretty used, scratches and scuffs, and a small ding on the top tube. I asked for a picture of the bottom bracket shell to see if there are cracks, but I want to know if buying an aluminum frame this old is a risk? I've read that on a microscopic level, vibrations and whatever cause the aluminum to slowly wear from the inside out or some thing like that, causing aluminum frames to need to be replaced every few years.

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