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    SB-66 Frame Discoloration

    Has anyone ever seen this happen to their frame, or any frame for that matter?

    Noticed it after my ride the other night, and I know it was not there before the ride. No crashes or anything, just one of the normal night loops I ride. Very weird.




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    Looks like it was sanded down to me...
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    Your huge muscular thighs rubbing the paint off?

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    It's patina.

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    Definitely looks like your pants are rubbing it.

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    I can't see how pants would rub off the finish like that just underneath the Salsa collar. It's way to close to the edge of the collar like that for any pant leg to rub.

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    SB-66 Frame Discoloration

    Not to mention it happened during one ride. Unfortunately the pics do not do it justice and allow the ability to see the details.

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    How was the bike transported?

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    SB-66 Frame Discoloration

    My Thule t2. It happened during the ride somehow. Still waiting to hear back from competitive cyclist.

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    That is really weird. I would guess it is not from something rubbing up against it, only based on how closely it gets to the seat post clamp, At least not from pants or shoes. How ever, outside of that, I would say that is exactly what happened hahah.

    Was there a weird random wind storm? that blew lots of sand in that ONE spot?

    I do some sandblasting here and there and it looks like what happens when the exit nozzle is directed at something but from far away. but that doesn't explain why it has not done that to the seat post, or clamp

    I added nothing to this hahahahah. Good luck figuring it out.
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    can you buff/polish it out?

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    SB-66 Frame Discoloration

    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    I can't see how pants would rub off the finish like that just underneath the Salsa collar. It's way to close to the edge of the collar like that for any pant leg to rub.
    I agree , no way pants would do that , you would also have paint on the shorts , it's a lil bazzar to happen all of a sudden , it would take a lot to remove that much paint .


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