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See the white mid picture in the shape of a canine tooth. The sticker / veneer came off / separated. Is it something I should worry about? Is there something I can do? Niner Air Nine Carbon. Chip

I got a response back from Niner

Thanks for being part of the niner nation! That looks like some rock strike which is no big deal in that area. Ride On!

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I've looked at that picture several times, and I still can't see the chip. –  Daniel R Hicks Aug 3 at 13:50
    
Well, "mid picture" is just to the left of the bottom bracket flange, and that's all black, I see a discoloration on the end of the downtube, adjacent to the bottom bracket. I've never studied carbon frames very closely, but it appears to be a spot where the gelcoat has flaked off. I'd have considerable difficulty believing it's a structural problem. –  Daniel R Hicks Aug 3 at 14:29
    
@DanielRHicks Yes I think you have found what I describe as the white mid picture. I am not worried that it is an immediate structural problem today. I am wondering if I need to repair the chip and if so how. –  Blam Aug 3 at 17:51
    
I sent an email to Niner and will stop by the local Niner shop and report what I find out. Carbon fiber is awesome I am just learning how to maintain it. What I call a sticker may actually be a carbon fiber layer. –  Blam Aug 3 at 23:20
    
For me that looks like a plastic protection sticker, just there to prevent little stones from damaging the carbon. In that case the problem would purely be an optical one. –  linac Aug 4 at 11:06

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Going with the comment from linac

Looks like a plastic protection sticker, just there to prevent little stones from damaging the carbon.

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