I have a frame that was in a front-end crash. Both the top tube and the downtube have a slight bulge/bend. About an inch from the head tube lug, they have a sort of bulging ring all the way around.
I'm wondering if it'd be a bad idea to rebuild it as a cheap bike for a friend. Would only be ridden on the street, nothing too hard, but of course there's always the possibility of a pothole.
So I'm wondering:
- how likely it is to break / crack if it's treated somewhat gently.
- if it does break, how likely is it to be catastrophic?
I'm thinking of going for it, just because both tubes would need to break at once to have a serious crash, right? Is this a stupid idea? Do you need pictures?