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artray wrote:You should not use that. Carbon has been compromised it can just snap and it has happened to me .
I know it does not look like much but carbon can be deceptive and it's just not worth the risk.
I completely DISAGREE....looks like a lot of clear coat scraping/scoring but no evidence that the carbon has been compromised. You will usually see clouding in the epoxy when damage has compromised the carbon fiber layers.
But I agree that it looks like superficial damage.
If it were mine, I would continue to ride it, assuming this is on a road bike and you don't ride on a lot of rough roads.
If this is on an MTB, well, I would be a bit worried.
Unfortunately, there is no clear concensus among the experts here, so ultimately you'll have to decide for yourself what level of risk you're willing to take.
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ms6073 wrote:I see a slight depression in the outer, cosmetic layer of the post but nothing that would prevent me from using it on my road or cross bike.
God no.. if there was anything like that on my cross bike it would be pitched in a heartbeat. Road on the other hand doesn't have that risk of a snap. If a seatpost snapped on a remount it could cut your femoral artery and you could be dead in minutes.
NFW would I risk that. Road on the other hand..I imagine if it is more than cosmetic you would feel it gradually getting worse. That said.. anything that inexpensive I would just replace right away.
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