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Smudges on new 5200 frames?(4 posts)

Smudges on new 5200 frames?Broke Spoke
Jul 11, 2003 6:45 PM
Is this the way it should be on the Black Pearl Carbon? It looks like fingerprints all over the frame and its not carbon layers. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
re: Smudges on new 5200 frames?MVN
Jul 11, 2003 8:43 PM
I got a Black Pearl Carbon 5200 last month and mine is the same way. Don't know what it is. I just blew it off as part of the finish or something because I honestly didn't have time to really question it/send it back. I was finishing grad. school (just took comps. today!) when I got it. I'll ask my lbs guy next week and post if I find out. Anyway, repost again if you find something out. Sorry if that wasn't much help.

re: Smudges on new 5200 frames?Espresso
Jul 12, 2003 7:49 PM
Thats the way it is. I had a 5200 Postal and changed it to a 5200 Black Pearl Carbon. Its ok, dont worry about it. Besides it stands out from most other bikes. I like it, and it looks as smooth as it rides.
re: Smudges on new 5200 frames?MVN
Jul 12, 2003 9:09 PM
I'm not really worried about it, just curious. I love the ride quality, I wouldn't trade it for anything. I like the Black Pearl Carbon better than the Postal finish. You don't see many of them. I've gotten a lot of compliments on it, particularly from a guy I ride with who has a Postal frame. He said he didn't like the black color until he saw mine.