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Carbon frame- dent or natural shape

Old 07-07-17, 08:02 PM
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Carbon frame- dent or natural shape

I asked this over in road cycling and pretty much got the answer that it is a natural shape. Figured it couldn't hurt to post here for my final answer. It's hard to capture but, does this look like a dent or a natural shape to accommodate the chain ring? I would think if something whacked it the paint would crack. It's a carbon frame. Bought it on the auction site.
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Old 07-07-17, 08:08 PM
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Carbon doesn't dent, it cracks and crumples. So that would the normal molding.
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Thanks. The parts will go on. Happy riding will ensue.
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that's clearance for the various ders. that may get mounted.

ride it.
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It's the transition area from square to oval shape- common on Cervelo road frames.
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