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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Steel rarely has unannounced catastrophic failures because of dents. It tends to have ductile failures preceded by some cracking. Also the top tube is mostly in compression, so it's unlikely to tear apart unless the downtube fails first. So keep an eye on it, and give it a careful inspection from time to time, if and when you see cracks forming that's when to stop riding.
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