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Old 10-08-11, 01:39 PM
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Clain stay chipped

I recently noticed that on one of my chain stays, there's a (3" by ~1/4 of the height of the stay) piece that looks as if it was chipped off and then just glued back on (my bike had a previous owner). I previously assumed that my stays were just aluminum, and since aluminum doesn't really chip, I assumed it was just paint or something (probably a bad assumption in retrospect). But I just found out that they're actually carbon stays, so it this was a piece that was simply glued back on. I'm wondering how much structural strength this takes away from the frame (if any), and if I should be worried?
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Old 10-08-11, 01:48 PM
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Pics?
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Old 10-08-11, 02:13 PM
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They aren't the best, but you can get the gist. Also, I misjudged: It's more like 7" long.

http://cl.ly/AnBG
http://cl.ly/AmxH
http://cl.ly/AmBA

It only extends about 5mm on the opposite side of the stay.
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Old 10-08-11, 02:15 PM
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That looks like a chainstay protector decal to me, and if it is, there is nothing to worry about.
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Some carbon tubes have a cosmetic outer wrap over the structural layers. If this is what chipped of it should be no problem.

It's hard to be sure without pictures, though.
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It's a chainstay protector.
Just a self-adhesive piece of vinyl to protect the chainstay from being chipped by the chain.
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Ah, okay, glad it's not an issue–I was just worried because it has the same paint job as the rest of the bike, but that makes sense in retrospect.
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