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Kickstand Plate Damage to Chain Stays - What will this bode?

Old 04-16-11, 10:38 AM
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Kickstand Plate Damage to Chain Stays - What will this bode?

Took the kickstand off my Fuji and discovered the chain stays are a bit crushed. What should I do about this? How should I clean this area and protect it from further damage? How serious is this damage?




I've also got paint chipping on various parts of the bike. Nothing really awful, I'm just not sure how to handle it. Is there maybe a touch up paint? Could I go about finding a matching nailpolish maybe?

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Old 04-16-11, 01:59 PM
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So no one has an opinion on this? I don't know enough about the structure of frames. What problems could this cause?
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Old 04-16-11, 02:05 PM
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I am no expert either, but that doesnt seem like terrible damage at all to me...just sand the rust off, touch it up with testors model paint and ride it.
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I wouldn't worry about it at all either. For one, it just doesn't seem enough to be an issue. Also, I've had a bike with this exact problem. It rode just fine.

Clean up the rust (I'm no expert on this, but a search should find results since there are lots of rust issue threads) and seal the area with primer/paint and it'll be good to go.
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Ok thank you very much guys. I was worried someone was going to tell me the bottom bracket would crack in a year or something.
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Old 04-16-11, 02:37 PM
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Remove the surface rust as best as you can....means a small wire bristle brush, and vinegar. If you can't remove all of it, they make a chemical rust converter at turns rust into a dark inert state ready for painting. Sold at autoparts stores.
Once the rust is addressed, paint the affected areas with a matching paint. Testors model paint is one source, autoparts store carries Dupicolor touch up paints, or good ol' nail polish if nothing else available.
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Yeah, it's a bummer, but it doesn't matter. I'm sure it will reduce the resale value of the bike a bit, if you point it out to the buyer, but other than that, no big deal.
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I've had a few bikes with this problem, some much worse than yours, and rode them for a long time with no trouble. I'm no expert on what frames can and can't withstand but, if it were me, I'd ride it without worry.
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i'd worry more about how dirty your chainring is
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Originally Posted by frantik View Post
i'd worry more about how dirty your chainring is
Hahahaa Well played. Don't really have the facilities/space to clean it yet so there's some hardcore component cleaning waiting to be done in May.

Thanks guys! Breathing a sigh of relief here!
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