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    "Spot" on my Spot

    Hi, I found something unusual on my 05 5 Spot HL. You can see it pictured below, it's a slight degradation of paint on the upper seatpost. I had the bike repainted at Turner last year and they did a great job. They did a chemical peel before applying the new paint.

    At first I thought something had rubbed against this area, either cable or something while I was riding. But it started off very dull and small and has grown to it's current size. You can actually see metal now. I wonder if something it "eating away" at the paint/metal here. It almost looks like something leaking. I'm pretty sure nothing physical is touching this area (definitely not the cable just below). I'm concerned because while it is small now, it's continuing to grow.

    I removed my X fusion Hilo dropper and inspected the inside of the seatpost but it's fine in there; it's definitely coming from the outside.

    Anyone experience this or have any ideas? Thanks, skim


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    It looks like cable rub,doesn't the cable move as the suspension compresses?
    I've been inside too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KgB View Post
    It looks like cable rub,doesn't the cable move as the suspension compresses?
    Most likely. I have a similar "Spot" on my RFX

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    Let me flame myself by saying I am dumb and you guys are smart. You guys called it, I didn't think of the cable under compression. Must be those "huge drops" I do, you know when I go off the curb in front of my house.

    Thanks for helping me with this so quickly. skim

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    definitely cable rub. that looks to be where the cable sits with sag
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    Quote Originally Posted by skim500 View Post
    Let me flame myself by saying I am dumb and you guys are smart. You guys called it, I didn't think of the cable under compression. Must be those "huge drops" I do, you know when I go off the curb in front of my house.

    Thanks for helping me with this so quickly. skim
    No flame necessary.

    Glad it's sorted. I wouldn't worry too much about it, either. Sorta adds to the character.

    Now, how about you stop with the strip tease and give us the full monte.

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    Thanks 123, here's the rebuild:

    Turner 5 Spot Rebuild on Vimeo

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    Quote Originally Posted by skim500 View Post
    Thanks 123, here's the rebuild:

    Turner 5 Spot Rebuild on Vimeo
    Ha, I saw that when you posted it last year. Didn't realize it was the same frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skim500 View Post
    Thanks 123, here's the rebuild:

    Turner 5 Spot Rebuild on Vimeo
    you're really stoked. i remember that feeling when my frame arrived.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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    You can see where the housing slides back against the edge of your little disk as it's worn the edge away.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    Keep an eye on your cable housing as well. It too may show some wear in that spot.

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    Thank you guys.

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    Ziptie...

    you could always place a ziptie in there to hold the cable down.
    Too wet to ride!

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    you can also place a ziptie in that area for the cable to slide over rather than securing the cable itself.
    RIP Adam Yauch

    "M.C. for what I AM and do, the A is for Adam and the lyrics; true"

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