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Is my frame ok?

Removing my pedals on my aluminium frame Giant contend the other day, the spanner slipped and hit the underside of the seat stay half way down the tube. Close up it looks like its took the top and under layer of paint off and exposed some bare metal of the frame. I've put a frame protector over it to stop any road grime getting in, would just like to know if its just superficial damage or not?


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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 11,183
    It's just a paint chip luckily, you should be able to touch it up with a paint stick from somewhere like halfords. You may not get a perfect match but it should be near enough to stop you noticing it and protect the frame as well. You may have to wait till there fully open though, our local one isn't yet.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • redvisionredvision Posts: 2,877
    As above, looks cosmetic only.
    If you're not fussed about the look of the chip, rather than a frame protector you can use clear nail varnish to cover it.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    It' s not dent or bent the tube ? I'd be happy riding it in that case.
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