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Dented drive side seat stay. Should I be concerned? (pic inside)

Old 09-03-12, 06:57 AM
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Dented drive side seat stay. Should I be concerned? (pic inside)



Fairly new bike...Gaulzetti Corsa aluminum frame...took it on it's first long ride of 70+ miles. Was riding with a buddy. He ran over a stone on the road shoulder, it shot out from under his tire and hit my seat stay hard (very loud). We weren't going that fast...maybe 20mph.

When I got home and examined the impact point, I noticed a dent...maybe 0.5 inches across. It's on the drive side seat stay...about 2 inches below where it joins the seat tube. I picked away some paint that had separated from the frame to have a better look. There is a small crease in the middle of the dent...probably a sharp edged rock that hit. The indentation is probably about 1mm deep.

How concerned should I be? Is this something I should be looking into a crash replacement for? Or is this minor enough to touch up with some nail polish and just forget about?

Thanks!

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Old 09-03-12, 08:39 AM
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Compared to the huge dents put in the chain stays by manufacturers for tire and chainwheel clearance, this is microscopic. Nothing to worry about.
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No concern whatsoever. I would just yell at your buddy and tell him not to pick random rocks to shoot at your bike while riding and then touch it up and call it good. Sorry about the chip though, that stinks on a perfect frame.
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Dont worry thats nothing. It wont blow up or anything with that maybe ever.
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Old 09-03-12, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by OLDYELLR View Post
Compared to the huge dents put in the chain stays by manufacturers for tire and chainwheel clearance, this is microscopic. Nothing to worry about.
Meant to type seat stay. I fixed it.
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