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