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Old 01-29-07, 04:42 PM   #1
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very small dent (ding) on the top tube of my frame. Problems?

Hi the dent is very small.. maybe about 1mm deep if that. And less wide than a dime. The rest of the frame is sound. Any ideas if this will be a problem for me? Thanks.
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Steel or aluminum or carbon or titanium or bamboo? It doesn't sound very deep to be a problem with either steel or aluminum, unless it is a "sharp" dent in aluminum which has been known to develop into cracks over time. If it's carbon you're probably in trouble...but carbon doesn't dent, does it?
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Steel or aluminum or carbon or titanium or bamboo? It doesn't sound very deep to be a problem with either steel or aluminum, unless it is a "sharp" dent in aluminum which has been known to develop into cracks over time. If it's carbon you're probably in trouble...but carbon doesn't dent, does it?
Its aluminum. Cannondale m400.
Its not very deep at all.. and a very dull dent.. not sharp.
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My understanding is that this isn't really a cause for concern. If it is a soft curved dent, like a finger indentation, you should be okay. If it is sharp, like a crease, you could have trouble. Search the forums here for confirmation.
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