Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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It's a road bar so it already has about a 90° degree bend. Did it really bend 90° from where it started? Of so, I'd scrap it. But if it bent much less, it depends on what the bar was made of, where exactly it bent and how knowledgeable the mechanic was.
Many grades of aluminum can tolerate reasonable crash damage and straightening very well, but some grades cannot. If the mechanic knows his stuff it could be a judgment call, but the old standby rule also applies, -- if in doubt, throw it out.
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