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Always look closely at the photos!
Here is an ad desciption for an aluminum road frame (asking $200):
"Complete frame preserved in very good condition. A few scratches and a hairline (crack) under bottom bracket shell ; no bent tubes, otherwise in a very good preserved state. No dents or structural damage."

If I had this frame it would have been recycled weeks ago and I would never sell it except for parts (the fork) or wall/yard art after easily seeing that "hair line" crack.
I felt obligated to send the seller a message informing them that the crack has progressed past a hairline condition and it certainly qualifies as structural damage. Unless I'm over-paranoid about safety I would think that the bike could easily fall apart especially on an aluminum frame and/or if a heavy rider gave it a spin.

Correct me if I'm wrong! I also don't think it would be worth repairing compared to the value of the bike.

Take care,

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
Nothing a little cold weld compound can't fix, right?
The seller replied to my comment and relisted the frame as a damaged! Apparently the individual was not familiar with what that type or level of damage meant with regards to using the frame without an expensive repair if properly performed.
Take care,

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS

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