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    Ding in Frame

    Will a small, smaller than dime size, fairly shallow ding on the seatube ruin the integrity of a frame?
    My buddy is offering me a frame for a good price, but this is the only drawback. Thanks in advance.

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    Probably not. If its an aluminum frame I probably wouldn't go hucking it down any mighty downhill runs, but I'd happily ride it. If its a steel frame don't worry about it at all.

    If its a steel frame, it isn't terribly difficult to fix, if you want. Sometimes you can even just lube up a long seat post, and then gently tap it down and use it to push the dent out. But if its as small as you say, I wouldn't worry about it, the frame isn't designed with that close of tolerances.

    That said, don't pay full retail for the frame, and make a big deal about the ding, hopefully you'll get a good price.

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    Thanks for the info. The frame is steel, and I think I might try the long seat post trick to see what happens.

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