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Thanks guys. I scraped off the paint to the raw aluminium out of curiosity. Still not sure if it is a dent or just an optical illusion. From certain angles/ lighting, it looks like there is a slight depression; from other angles/ lighting, it looks completely flat. Running across the portion with a sharp pick to "feel" for any indentation also ...


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Location is close to where tensile stress are strongest (i.e. where the frame must be strong), but I would not worry about such a small dent unless it is a competition frame (i.e. it may be very light because material usage have een optimized ... and therefore any excess stress will shorten the frame life). Luckily for you, that is a perfect dent: its ...


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That is your bike's first "war wound" and should not compromise the integrity at all. It is disappointing to have a new-thing and is now no-longer showroom clean, but that's life - keep enjoying your bike. Any bike that gets used will acquire chips and scratches, scuffs and memories over time. The bike grows character as these accumulate. Just ...


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Yes. Scandium is an element with atomic number 21. It is rare with the annual worldwide production being 15-20 tonnes total, so the pure metal commands a price of over $140 USD/gram, and Scandium Oxide is about $5 USD/gram in 2019. All of that is from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandium Your bike frame is not made from scandium. Instead it is an ...


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