I was wondering if this is fixable?

Bike chip


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You should be fine. That area appears to just be part of the dropout's axle locating recess. I don't see it taking much of the tensile load. It almost looks like it was intentional too; carbon fiber composite does not chip like glass does. You usually don't get flakes of the material simply falling off like that.

  • OP should consider cleaning it really well, drying, and then applying something to seal the area. 5 coats of enamel nail polish would work well, if spread out over a day.
    – Criggie
    Commented Sep 17, 2021 at 0:00

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