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Old 03-07-07, 11:37 PM   #1
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Chainstay ding (aluminum)

Hi all. I took a little spill today, and was looking for a little help on the frame damage. Just a small ding on the chainstay:

It's pretty small, and (I think?) in a relatively low stress location... but I know that even the smallest dent can wreak havoc on structural integrity. Especially since it is columbus "starship" tubing, which I believe was their thinnest walled aluminum.

I know most of you guys are hardcore steelies, but thought I'd check to see if you had any insights. Ride it til it fails, or too risky-time for a new frame?

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