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    Is this a crack in the frame?

    I noticed this on my Flite's top tube. I can feel the left portion with my finger nail but I can't feel the right portion.

    Seems like an odd angle and shape to be a crack. But I have no experience with frame defects.

    Could this possibly be a crack in the top tube?


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    It looks rather smooth, and not jagged, like many cracks tend to be. My first guess is that it is a scratch. Do keep riding it. Do continue to inspect it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    It looks rather smooth, and not jagged, like many cracks tend to be. My first guess is that it is a scratch. Do keep riding it. Do continue to inspect it.
    The paint quality is not great so it could be just a scratch.

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    Scratch IMHO , does not have the usual characteristics of a crack .

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    Scratch -
    It's impossible for a Flite to crack/break.
    Honestly... ahh I give up

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    I actually threw a Lizard Skinz clear chainstay protector on that portion of the top tube since that's the stand-over area and I figured it would wear over time. It turned out saving my paint during my first big wreck when the bars swung around and my brake lever grazed the top tube. The film is scratched, but the paint itself is still fine. I'd definitely recommend putting some film of some sort in this area. If nothing else, it'll prevent that scratch from getting worse.

    BTW, I switched to riser bars and now there's not interference when the bar might possibly swing around.
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