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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:37 pm 
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I bought the Corratec that Matt-b had for sale here as I wanted quite a few of the bits for one of my builds. Matt was completely honest about what his LBS said about a possible crack/paint scratch but I wasn't too concerned as I wasn't buying it for the frame anyway.

My plan is to sell the frame but whether I advertise here or somewhere else I want to be completely honest about the discussions on here regarding the frame. The marks were barely noticeable to be honest but I decided to clean the paint off for a better look. I appreciate that looking at photos doesn't compare to the real thing but was looking for other people's opinions.

I'm no expert but it looks fine to me!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 1:54 pm 
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Not the nicest weld I've ever seen as it seems a bit porous. But apart from that I wouldn't be concerned by it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:16 pm 
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Looks fine. Ruff weld, but no crack from where I'm sitting.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 4:51 pm 
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looks like a poor weld to me but that is a shoddy frame design :twisted: - welding is to join two components that are in contact, not for bridging gaps between them.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:18 pm 
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02gf74 wrote:
looks like a poor weld to me but that is a shoddy frame design :twisted: - welding is to join two components that are in contact, not for bridging gaps between them.


I wouldn't fancy that kind of design with my bulk on the saddle but they've been making them since the early-mid 90's I believe.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:32 pm 
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I agree with all the above - it looks like an imperfect weld. I'd have no concerns riding that (but I don't weigh much!) :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:54 pm 
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Agree here too.

If you are THAT bothered, maybe email corratec?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:25 pm 
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cyfa2809 wrote:
Agree here too.

If you are THAT bothered, maybe email corratec?


Nah, not that bothered, will probably go on eBay at the weekend. Just want to give an honest description.


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