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Old 01-31-12, 10:50 PM   #1
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Structural damage in bike box ?

Structural damage in bike box ?

I would your answer about this :
Usually the bike serial number is under the box near pedalier.
When the bike is stolen is often to delete these numbers to difficult the bike localization.
The serial number was deleted with a angle grinder, but not completely.
The depth is not superior to the depth of the troqueled numbers.

Do you consider that the bike box is unusable ?
The bike type is DH/freeride. There is no presence of defects in the aluminum welding or fisures found.

I think the manufacturer consider that place where the serial number is troquelled strong enough for that purpose.

What do you think about ?

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Old 01-31-12, 10:55 PM   #2
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I agree. It should still be strong enough to use. DH/freeride bikes are more likely to break at the shock mounts and seat tube.
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So, are you asking if your stolen bike is safe to ride?

I'm fairly sure it is, since there's plenty of material in the bottom bracket shell. Years ago it was common practice to cut sections out of the shells to save weight.

However, the bike might not be safe if the original owner finds you.
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I agree. It should still be strong enough to use. DH/freeride bikes are more likely to break at the shock mounts and seat tube.
Nice indeed.
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So, are you asking if your stolen bike is safe to ride?

I'm fairly sure it is, since there's plenty of material in the bottom bracket shell. Years ago it was common practice to cut sections out of the shells to save weight.

However, the bike might not be safe if the original owner finds you.
If the original owner finds me it will be a total fighting because as Pablo Neruda said : Como to close with your inmost enemy , myself...... Or will be in Stevenson's style : Jekyll and Hyde.......

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