Scratches on Chain Stay, opinion on damage?

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11/2/2013 4:18 PM

So i got a first BMX bike on craigslist today, its a 2009 FIT STR 3, it looks perfect and everything is really nice except some moderate scratches on the chain-stay, I saw them when i was getting the bike but they didn't seem as major as they do now. See pics. I'm just wondering if they are something i should be worried about. Could the scratches be a weak link in the chain-stay and later cause it to break at that spot? The scratches themselves are flat in general but there is one spot that goes in deeper than the rest. Did anyone ever see a deep scratch lead to a break? Or am i just being too paranoid.. Thanks.

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11/2/2013 4:23 PM

it should be alright.

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11/2/2013 4:37 PM

That's barely even broken in. lol My chain stay is dented to heck. You will be fine.

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11/2/2013 4:57 PM

That's nothing. Mainly just paint damage. My chainstays have dents all over and have been holding up fine for over a year.

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11/2/2013 5:42 PM

Xxohioanxx wrote:

That's nothing. Mainly just paint damage. My chainstays have dents all over and have been holding up fine for over a year.

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11/2/2013 6:38 PM

My chainstay is beat way more than that. Ride it. It will be fine.

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11/2/2013 7:05 PM

GTRPLR1995 wrote:

That's barely even broken in. lol My chain stay is dented to heck. You will be fine.

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11/2/2013 7:07 PM

Mine is worse. Loose chain + driveside grinding = phat chain damage !

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11/2/2013 7:16 PM

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11/3/2013 8:03 AM

Mine are basically mint tongue

But that is fine. Just a little grind damage. Scratches. Nothing to be concerned about.

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11/3/2013 8:19 AM

That's not even a damage

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don't overthink it just do it !

11/3/2013 8:21 AM

I recognize those tires. Fucking mongoose tires. Get new tires, those suck cooock.

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11/3/2013 10:45 AM

biggybuggy wrote:

I recognize those tires. Fucking mongoose tires. Get new tires, those suck cooock.

You're right lol, only the back one is, I'm gonna get a new one as soon as I can

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11/3/2013 10:55 AM

dave lawrence wrote:

Mine are basically mint tongue

But that is fine. Just a little grind damage. Scratches. Nothing to be concerned about.

I'm just concerned about that deep one in the middle, but w.e ill learn to ignore it

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11/3/2013 11:03 AM

Put a plastic tube/sleeve thing over them to stop them from scratching

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11/3/2013 1:53 PM

yeah, that's not a big deal at all man, ive got a dent the size of a dime on mine, and still no problems

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11/3/2013 3:43 PM

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11/3/2013 3:47 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

I recognize those tires. Fucking mongoose tires. Get new tires, those suck cooock.

layplayday wrote:

You're right lol, only the back one is, I'm gonna get a new one as soon as I can

Yeah, had a pair for awhile, and slipped and slipped and slipped.

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11/3/2013 3:50 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

I recognize those tires. Fucking mongoose tires. Get new tires, those suck cooock.

what's wrong with mongoose tires? they're new high pressure tires are legit at good 40 psi max haha

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11/3/2013 7:39 PM

biggybuggy wrote:

I recognize those tires. Fucking mongoose tires. Get new tires, those suck cooock.

handlebar-to-face wrote:

what's wrong with mongoose tires? they're new high pressure tires are legit at good 40 psi max haha

once i even saw one of their 45psi tires

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