Hi, a while ago I had a bit of an odd thing happen:
Me and a riding buddy were pootling through a pretty rough area of a housing estate (were temporarily lost)and there were a few kids out and about. One of them had a plastic sword and after us passing by he ran next to me with a retarded smile on his face and then a few moments later I heard a crunching noise. I looked down and had stuck that plastic sword into my rear wheel - it snapped against the seatstays of my Canyon CF. I did not really feel it nor did the rear wheel seem to lock up. I was a bit stunned and did not react apart from looking at him with a genuine blank face. I looked at the stays which seemed to be okay and I just rolled off.
Then a bit later on having felt the seatstays by hand there seemed to be a little dent in the rear facing side of the RH stay - he stuck the sword through the left. I have not felt that area before so not sure if it was there before or not, but after a few weeks it seems to have gotten smaller?
The sword itself appeared to be made of brittle plastic and the way he was handling it (about 10yo kid) seemed to be very light. Could it have dented the CF at all, or would it have been there from beginning? It seems to be okay structurally but I just can't get over it - keep thinking about it every time I look at any skinny seatstays.
Have you had anything similar happen to you?