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Old 01-20-08, 08:07 PM
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is my chainstay cracked?

Hi All,

I usually hand out in the FGSS forum, but I figured you guys would be more knowledgeable.


This recently appeared in the center of the drive-side chainstay on my surly steamroller.

I'm pretty sure its a crack but it would help if anyone could verify this (If better pics are needed let me know)

Its a 62cm frame, I'm 6' 4" and a bit over 150lbs.

Other a few dings and bumps the frame has been treated well enough.

If it is a crack, does anyone think I have a shot at getting a warranty replacement from surly?
This bike is my baby and there is no way I could afford another frameset.
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Old 01-20-08, 08:15 PM
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What is the 'stuff', that is following the 'crack'?

Clean the area, if it still looks as though it is cracked, remove the rear wheel, and flex the stay.

If it is indeed a crack, this will open it up slightly, then you will know.

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Old 01-20-08, 08:52 PM
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WOW. I just figured out what it is.

I was liberally applying SUPER GLUE to a light bracket that kept slipping.

Also thinking about it super glue "melts" plastic slightly, which explains the damage to the finish,

sorry for the false alarm.
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"sorry for the false alarm." QUOTE.

Better safe than sorry.


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Old 01-26-08, 07:45 AM
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Sorry that the SG ate away at your finish. Bleh. I would hate that. Glad for you it is not a crack. How'd you get those mini-scratches that run perpendicular to the SG "crack"?
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