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Frame Trouble IIale-x-x
Aug 26, 2002 4:59 PM
I have an early 90's 51cm Bottechia made from Columbus Genius tubing. I have been riding as a fixed gear. I weigh about 175 and am running a 46x16 gear. I noticed the other day 2 symetrical paint chips on the downtube as it emerges from the b/b shell( about 1/2 inch from the seattube/downtube joint). One is at 3 oclock and the other at 9 oclock. I have not dropped anything down there nor has the chain come off (or any other external means of damaging paint). Could this be caused by some type of increased flexion in the frame. There does not appear to be any dimpling or other paint cracking, just these 2 shoe eyelette size 'vampire bites'.......any suggestions would be appreciated (even if they are dab it with nail polish and go or get psychiatric help and a new paint job)....thanks