metal or carbon fatigue in older frames

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by guitarbiker, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. guitarbiker

    guitarbiker New Member

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    I'm thinking of buying a used road bike (four years old) Pinarello frame carbon and aluminum combination. The bike has all new wheels, cranks, headset, etc but the original frame is scatched etc. The bike was ridden by a team racer about 5,000 km a year. I'm just wondering if the frame will be suffering any fatigue, or put another way, how long do frames last?
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  2. caferacerwanabe

    caferacerwanabe New Member

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    Lots of GIANT Cadex carbon/alloy frames from the early nineties are still out on the road but an ex-team bike like an ex-race car etc. has a very limited shelf life.
     
  3. guitarbiker

    guitarbiker New Member

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    Thanx, that sounds logical. I suppose I'll just work that into the price equation and keep an eye out for cracks, creaks etc.
     
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