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 Post subject: My Colnago C60 Dent :(
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:24 am 
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As some know, i bought my frame in August.

Sometimes taking care too much it can produce something like this : I was assemblying the bike my self, and still did not learn to put road bike tape. So i needed help of friend, and i put a bike in the car to his home (with removing wheels).

Everything perfect, so i called few friends to celebrate nice moment. In the meanwhile terrible storm outside (there was a big flood because of that), and i did not want to keep the bike in the car, so i was in rush to left home, and get back to the friends. And because of that much rain i drive in the garage, and with not much lught tried to assembly the wheelset..
And somehow i missed the chain and pressed the chain with the cassette in wrong direction, and happened what happened..

I did not even noticed this dent until few weeks later, and in that moment i could not find out how it happend, until i did not bring my memory back :(



The dent is on the chainstay, close to the dropout from the side, and u can spot in only if u know it or if u turn the bike upside down.. It passed like 2 months from it happened, and i rode 2000 km, and i cant noticed any difference from the first time i noticed. Too bad i did not make a photo then, so now im using my memory to compare..

Seem that i almost forgot of this dent, until yesterday i was looking for new tires so i saw it again, and decide to make photo this time, just to be able to compare in the future. In the same time i put a small Lizard Skin frame patch to protect it.

Anyway, should i be worried about this? (technicaly this happened BEFORE first ride, which make me feel even worst from my lame mistake). Should i do somehting else beside the small patch i put there? (it's transparent patch, so i guess it's not protected from the UV ). Should i replace this transparent patch with maybe black one?

Also i noticed paint removed on the droputs from assemblyin/dissasembling the wheel. I checked on the other bike, the same situation (i guess from replacing the tire on the road).

Do u have the same situation on ur rear dropouts? Or it's just me and i should care more in the future?


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And sorry for the dirty frame. I live in apartment, and sometimes its not easy to clean it after every ride


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:54 am 
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It's probably a clear coat chip, and should be nothing of a concern.
The dropouts does chip fairly easily so you should be extra cautious especially when mounting your bike on a stand etc...
Some clear coat over the chipped surface should do the trick.

Ride on!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:03 am 
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As said abobe, it's just the clear coat.
Something you see often on bikes of guys who change often rear wheels, for example.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:16 am 
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i use my wife's clear coat nail polish to cover the clear coat chips that i have .. just a suggestion ..


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:29 am 
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fh8425 wrote:
i use my wife's clear coat nail polish to cover the clear coat chips that i have .. just a suggestion ..



Can u please send a picture how repair look with clear coat nail polish?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:36 am 
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Nothing to worry about.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:44 am 
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3Pio wrote:
fh8425 wrote:
i use my wife's clear coat nail polish to cover the clear coat chips that i have .. just a suggestion ..



Can u please send a picture how repair look with clear coat nail polish?


Hi

Sorry repair was done on previous bike and already sold, no pictures.

Advice : If you deem the clear coat you can see is protecting the raw carbon, then you should do something about. If it is not, then i guess it is ok to leave it alone.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:55 am 
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It's a clear coat chip of cosmetic significance only.

It does illustrate why I'd think twice about spending megabucks on a bike frame. You can't wrap a bike in cotton wool, if it gets used it's going to pick up wear marks. That's painful enough on a £1000 frame, but £3000, £5000? Ouch.

Wouldn't object to having a C60 though!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:21 am 
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Miller wrote:
It's a clear coat chip of cosmetic significance only.

It does illustrate why I'd think twice about spending megabucks on a bike frame. You can't wrap a bike in cotton wool, if it gets used it's going to pick up wear marks. That's painful enough on a £1000 frame, but £3000, £5000? Ouch.

Wouldn't object to having a C60 though!


The C60 was same price as Tarmac S-Works, Bianchi Specialissima and a bit cheaper then Dogma F8 , even Canyon Ultimate would be cheaper just 200-300 eur then C60. And i decided to buy a bike for riding, not to be on the wall, and based on what i prefer for riding (i test ride many of them before decision).

If this happened during the ride it would be easier for me :) Anyway, since i can understund it's just cosmetic and nothing to worry about, i'll consider this dent against bad luck :) , and i'll just keep the Lizard Skin frame patch to protect it. Should i replace transparent patch with black or carbon for UV protection, or just to leave it like this and to ride more? :)



Thanks a lot to everyone for a fast reply..


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:10 am 
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This looks like a chip down to the carbon.

It is not a big deal, but if you want to fix it you can easily do it yourself. The dark colour of the paint, and the location make it easier still.

Check out AMMONYC on Youtube and search his videos for fixing scratches in paint. This is a car detailing Youtube channel, but it is all valid for bike frames, and the guy really knows what he is talking about. I will warn you though, you might end up watching hours and hours of car detailing videos instead of getting on with your own paint repair...

When you get to the painting back in stage, with light paint like they put on bikes, you will need to build up the layers slowly, by using a lot of thinner in the paint and letting it flash properly each time. This will ensure (well, give you a better chance of doing...) a good smooth job with no blobbing of the paint.

Post photos if and when you do it, for all the frame paint repair nerds (me included). :)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:59 pm 
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It's a chip in the thick clear gel coat Colnago uses on it's Italian painted framesets. Whilst it's thick and quite UV stable that clear gel coat does chip off relatively more easily than 2 pack automotive clear coat.

Clean the effected area properly with acetone on a clean lint free cloth then apply some clear coat paint repairer from a small brush sample bottle - the kind you find at a your local automotive spare parts store. As TheDarkInstall says, just layer it on once, then let it cure the recommended time and repeat many times patiently to get the very best possible result.

If you are not up for trying that - remove the rear wheel and take the bike to your local automotive panel sprayer - one who knows what masking means! This is what I do now that I have a panel sprayer I trust with my own Colnago frames. A repair like that will cost you a six pack of beer and you get a pretty good finish.

I have had similar chips on my C50 and EP frames - it's a minor annoyance, nothing more. My C50 copped a chipped head tube on the third ride...... Chip or no chip, your C60 will still ride like a C60! .......... and yes I'm jealous!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:23 pm 
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If there is no negative side effects for just leaving like this (and based that is on place i can barely notice), i leave it like this for now and just ride it

This morning, i realized that instead of worrying, i could ride, so i put m gf on the bike, and we climbed near mountain (1000 meters attitude ,850 meters total climbing)...

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And yes, i really love C60, how it's look like, even more how it's ride.. :)

I had a bad experience with fixing my car dents from local "very good" car specialists, so dont want to risk ruin it even more..Maybe in the future if i found someone who is really good (to be able to see what he have done), i'll fix it..

Of course if there is problem leaving like this, i'll definetly fix it as soon as possible..(If someone consider that its' better fixing as soon as possible, please let me know )


I need ur opinion about that Lizard Skin patch.. Should i leave it for protection? Should i replace with black one? Or just to take it off and leave it without anything else? (that way would be bare carbon exposed. It was like that for two months, and i cant notice some changes since then..)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:25 pm 
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dent ? paint chip.. no big deal like others have said...


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:08 pm 
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Beautiful bike! Don't worry about that chip mate. I had several worse chips on my bikes. They are just battle scars. Do you have a build thread for that bike?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:10 pm 
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Sleepless wrote:
Beautiful bike! Don't worry about that chip mate. I had several worse chips on my bikes. They are just battle scars. Do you have a build thread for that bike?


Still not :(, but i'll do it :) this days...I think i made pictures from the whole process of assembly


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