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Possible Cracked Frame?? What do you think?(3 posts)

Possible Cracked Frame?? What do you think?lancerdad
May 25, 2003 3:12 PM
Hello Everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to read this.

I just bought a Raleigh Grand Prix Aluminum Road Bike.

Today, I was cleaning the bike after a ride and I noticed something odd.

On the top tube, approx 6-7 inches from the seatpost, It would appear that a hair about 3/4 of an inch long is under the paint.

It is very thin and just off to one side.

Do you think that is a defect in the paint or maybe the frame is cracked?
Wouldn't that be an odd place for a crack?
Would a bike shop be able to tell FOR SURE?

What do you think?

Thanks in advance,
Posting a picture would be helpful! nmthe bull
May 25, 2003 6:03 PM
Possible hair under the paint?Kerry
May 26, 2003 4:24 PM
A crack will most likely crack the paint. What you describe as a "hair under the paint" sounds like a raised ridge. Can you feel the ridge? If this is the case, it is most likely just what you describe rather than a crack.