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Old 11-07-11, 10:22 PM   #1
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Please help a carbon newbie


So...before the bashing commences on the frame...I want to know if I am hosed here.
Bought this off CL. Went to take it my LBS to have bearings put in the headset and they called me and said the rear stays were cracked. When I checked it out when I bought it off the guy I didnt see anything... not saying my LBS did it, but ultimately it falls back on me for being an unknowledgeable (if that is a word) buyer of carbon.

sent pics off to calfee and another cf repair shop I found online.
see for yourselves... what do you think? repairable? or will it be a chunk of wall art?


There are more pics in the album when you click on the pics.
Thanks for the open lashings I am about to receive.
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Old 11-07-11, 10:42 PM   #2
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The way the carbon fibers fade out where the cracks are is a bit unsettling. Almost looks lke it has been repaired already.
A DIY repair attempt is likely the best option. Not sure how many guys would want to take on the shoddy work of someone else.
I would try it myself and make sure the first ride was back to the original owner so I could kick his ass for selling something that had to be known damaged goods.
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I can't really tell what I'm looking at. It almost looks like a delaminating layer. I don't think a bike shop is capable of making damage like that
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