Framebuilders - Opinion on whether my dented frame is safe
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I have a Bianchi Concept 2003 aluminum track frame with a dent in the TT due to a crash( bars dented TT). No other damage- drops and wheels are alighned fine. How can I tell if this is safe to ride as a commuter? Are there any rules of thumb as per size etc or do I need to submit a picture?
Thanks very much.
12-29-08, 06:57 PM
U doubt you'll have a single problem with a dent like that. The only dent u need to be careful with, it is a dent that cut the tubes or it produces a hole in the tubing.
Big deal the TT has a dent. Sand it, put some filler.. let it dry, sand it again. Primer... paint... done!
Good luck :)
12-29-08, 09:08 PM
Depends on how big the dent is. Most likely not an issue but don't want to make a judgment without enough information.
Might pay to put up a pic... location and size of the dent makes a big difference... and what the frame is being used for.
01-06-09, 05:45 PM
those concepts are made from pretty thin stuff, like quad butted 7075 ...i think taking it to a bianchi dealer would be your best bet. they have some other frames in their line made from that stuff...the fremont comes to mind.. they, more than likely have seen lots of dents and could tell you what is catastrophic and what is cosmetic. how many guys on here build with butted 7075 aluminum on a regular basis?
01-06-09, 05:51 PM
7075 can't be welded so I doubt it's made from that.
01-13-09, 12:17 PM
oops 7005. you do a lot aluminum bikes Ness?
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