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    Hi all,
    I'm hearing (or imagining) some clicking from down below when I pedal hard and I wonder if this crack (or scratch) has anything to do with it. The frame (SC Blur) has a lifetime warranty but not sure if this isn't just superficial. TIA
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    This is a pretty good impact. I do believe this could be repaired, but might seek 'professional ' advice and maybe touch base with Santa Cruz whenever they get back to normal.

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    Looks like a heavy impact. I'm guessing the nearby cracking paint might be evidence of the carbon caving in under the impact.

    I'm reminded of this video:



    The video says that the cracks spread and then becomes unrideable.

    Also reminded of that one frame where a girlfriend took an axe to it. Funny how her impacts were futile on certain parts of the downtube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Varaxis View Post
    Looks like a heavy impact. I'm guessing the nearby cracking paint might be evidence of the carbon caving in under the impact.

    I'm reminded of this video:



    The video says that the cracks spread and then becomes unrideable.

    Also reminded of that one frame where a girlfriend took an axe to it. Funny how her impacts were futile on certain parts of of the downtube.
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    The axed Santa Cruz...

    Would he be able to get discounted crash replacement?
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    That guy craiglisted it as is.
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    Def damaged carbon. Considering where it is, I figure there's plenty of margin left so I'd ride it.
    Do the math.

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    I would have it checked out.

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    I see some fiberousy stuff, and the way the paint is cracking and flaking suggests this is more than a "scratch". I'd definitely get it checked out. You can also try tapping the tubing to see if it sounds different in that area.

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