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Bike is perfect except scuffs on right shifters, what happened there

Old 03-13-13, 01:57 PM
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Bike is perfect except scuffs on right shifters, what happened there

Looking at a bike online. The bike is always perfect, showing no scratches or scuffs. nothing. The only thing I could find are some scratches on the inside on Right shifters. What could cause this?
I don't think it is crashed but just want to get some second opinions to make sure.

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Old 03-13-13, 02:00 PM
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Dang, I thought I was fussy!

That could come from anything, probably just from leaning on a pole or table or such.
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Old 03-13-13, 02:01 PM
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a number of things. inspect and ride the bike. if you like it and it has no broken parts, buy it.
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How old are the shifters? Unless you leave your bike in the house wrapped in bubble wrap, little marks like that are likely to happen. It was probably leaned up against something, I really wouldn't worry about it.
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The spacing on the bar tape is a little uneven, too - I think it's best to just pass on it.
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Dang, I thought I was fussy!

That could come from anything, probably just from leaning on a pole or table or such.
+1, I find little scratches like this all the time and haven't ever crashed my road bike. Its annoying, but everything still functions perfectly.
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Old 03-13-13, 02:20 PM
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Thats shrapnel damage from exploding carbon.
Walk away.
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tough crowd this, and the point i was going to make has already been made, soooo...

i would suggest buying a brand new bike.

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Originally Posted by znomit View Post
Thats shrapnel damage from exploding carbon.
Walk away.
noooooooooooooo, that was exactly what I feared. sad.

shifter is 1 years old.

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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Dang, I thought I was fussy!
lol.
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Old 03-14-13, 09:37 AM
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That could even just be from a wedding ring or something.
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My guess is ring wear, right hand pretty much must fall in line with that if seller is married.
see, another reason not to get married lol!
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My guess is ring wear, right hand pretty much must fall in line with that if seller is married.
see, another reason not to get married lol!
Great detective work, except that wedding rings are usually worn on the left.
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Great detective work, except that wedding rings are usually worn on the left.
Seller is a woman who bought herself a right-hand ring?
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^more than one wife.
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I'm guess it's because they typically leaned it up against the wall on that side of the bike. My new road bike has black powdercoated 105 components and even though I've been extremely careful 3 months in I've already got several little scratches. Leaning the bike up against a stucco wall is a particularly effective way to stratch $**# up
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