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Old 11-07-11, 11:49 AM
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Conceptually, buying an Aluminum frame that old and in noticably worn and possibly abused condition is a very poor idea. As you noted, aluminum can and will eventually fail from fatigue and that one has has plenty of opportunity to experience it. I'd pass.
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