- Does this damage to carbon frame matter?
It’s under invisiwrap so might not be as bad as it initially looks. Might, being the operative word as the wrap is also obscuring the damage to a degree. To help the guys on here give you a better idea, any chance you have closer/better pics of the damage?
Opinions will also, to a degree, depend upon the price of the bike mate. To what extent the the potential “risk” is factored into the selling price.Posted 1 month agoglobaltiMember
If you can squeeze it and feel the fibre giving under the pressure, it’s not great. I would almost be inclined to use a holesaw to remove the damaged area leaving a nice clean round hole, which I would either fill with resin or plug with a blanking grommet. At least it’s in an area where you will see if a crack starts.Posted 1 month ago
Thanks guys, it’s a Bronson and the seller is asking £1700, good price I thought. Unfortunately I only have this pic to go on. Might get in touch and see if they can send me a closeup. It’s quite far away from me so bit of a commitment to go see in person.Posted 1 month ago
From the sounds of it I might be better off leaving it be.mattyfezMember
I’ve got a spot like that where an invisi frame section is.. on my top tube (alloy frame) where careless positioning of d-lock (or someone’s yanked the bike when it’s been locked).
Invisi frame tends to do that when it’s clamped or banged a certain way, it kinda bunches up, then you get a bit of air and dirt under it.
As said above that section of protective tape needs to be pulled off really, the damaged tape is likely making it look worse than it is. It might just be a paint chip underneath.Posted 1 month ago
“Why? If I were the seller I’d think you were just nitpicking about damage to a sticker. If it’s the bike you want at a good price I’d buy it.”
Are you successful at selling anything ever? Because if that’s your response to what appears to be damage to goods you are selling and you don’t even reassure a prospective buyer that it’s not a problem, I very much doubt it.Posted 1 month ago
And what’s their comms going to be like if there’s an issue after purchase?
No thanks mate, plenty of people selling bikes out there who are happy to talk about what they’re selling.
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