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Old 10-03-07, 12:41 PM   #1
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frame dint

i have a frame that has a kind of deep dint but doesnt look that bad, what should i do?
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Old 10-03-07, 02:37 PM   #2
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i have a frame that has a kind of deep dint but doesnt look that bad, what should i do?
So, help us out, a 'dint' must be a cross between a dent and a.................
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Old 10-03-07, 03:08 PM   #3
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A dint is a dent on a frame that is otherwise in mint condition.
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Old 10-03-07, 06:34 PM   #4
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A dint is a dent on a frame that is otherwise in mint condition.
Oh, so that's what he mint.

OK, enough puns.

To the OP: What is the frame material? Where is the dent located? How deep and how big? More details are needed before anything but jokes can be provided.
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Old 10-03-07, 06:36 PM   #5
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A dint is a dent on a frame that is otherwise in mint condition.
Ok, I can't tell if this is a joke post or for realz.
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Old 10-07-07, 01:43 AM   #7
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aliminium, about 15cm away from the BB and about 0.5cm in

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Old 10-16-07, 12:35 PM   #8
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aliminium, about 15cm away from the BB and about 0.5cm in
A dint in an aliminium frame... I am starting to see a pittern here. Lit's all deform a wird here and there, just to keep to conversation frish


Seriously, picture(s) please. We must see the dint to appriciate its effect.
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Old 10-17-07, 06:38 AM   #12
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seat tube? down tube? chain stay? .5cm is a pretty deep dent. I mean dint?
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down tube and i aint got a pic soz
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Pretty hard to help without a picture, unfortunately. Any way you can get one taken?
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A dint in eh alumininumi frami causi cracki andi frami failuri.

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pics or it didn't happen
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honest, I dint do it
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This is a good thread. I want to thank you all for making it happen.
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Without seeing the dint, it's hard to tell how bad it is. For safety's sake You might not want to ride the bike before you can get someone from the bike shop to take a look at it.
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dint' is a dent with west virginia accent!

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A dint is a dent on a frame that is otherwise in mint condition.
OK, it can't be a regional thing because I grew up in the Canadian East and also lived in the West for nearly a decade. I completely understand a "dint" or a "ding" to be exactly as you described it.

OP; How big in this dint (in relation to the size of a coin, dime, penny, you know...)?

If it's on the downtube, partway between the BB and the head tube, it is most likely an MTB that got chuncked on a rock you didn't quite make it up (that's how I got most of mine ). Chances are the frame will eventually fail in that area. How thick are the walls of the tubing there? What frame (model, year) has this happen on? How has the frame been riding previously? There could be time but I'd start budgeting for a new frame.

This kind of information could help.
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Old 10-21-07, 06:44 PM   #24
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This sort of thing CAN be fixed ... most often by dint of one's own effort.

You're welcome.
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I forgot this. Probably nothing will happen to the frame ever. It nobody u know can fill it with metal just put bondo to it and retouch it. Done. I have seen weird dings and dangs and dungs in road frames and many of them never failed where the tube was smashed by a rock or grabble. No experiences with MB frames but if the problem is 15 off the bb nothing should happen ever. I would bondo it, sand it and retouch it.

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