I’ve managed to damage the chainstay on my RC303 frame due to chainsuck, see image here:
Basically the chain has gouged out part of the chainstay (about a 15mm cross section of the stay), and has actually worn a small hole in the stay – this is about 1mm wide and 5-6mm long. Can this section be filled, or a patch welded over it?
I’m not worried about invalidating the warranty – I just want to ensure that the frame will still be ok to ride. My riding is solely XC stuff.
So, has anyone else had this happen to their RC303? How did you get it fixed?
Buying a new frame is unfortunately not an option at the moment.
Oh, and I have got in touch with Pace about this. They've got back to me saying that it's a question for Adrian Carter, and he's not in the office until next week. That's fair enough, but whilst i was waiting I thought I'd call on the collective wisdom and experiences of stw'ers.