Rakon's dent isn't on the chainstay, it's the downtube, although I too have had a CAAD5 frame crack at the driveside chainstay at the BB.apacherider said:Sorry about your dent. Bad thing is that it's right where the drive side chaistay and BB weld meet. Every Cannondale frame that has failed on me has failed at that weld. To me...it's the weakest part of the frame..
That's a great idea! I have a strip of electrical tape running down the downside for that very purpose, but why not a strip of inner tube or old road tire? It'd be lighter and less bothersome than fenders at least during dry season.WindWalker said:I. The tubing is very, very thin. On the new frame I cut a piece of old tire and zip tied it on the bottom of the down tube, put my mind at ease and I have heard rocks bang it with no effects. Mike