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down tube rippled by front end collision,any need for repair?
Hi all , as the title states I have a downtube that is somewhat kinked as a result of a low speed but high weight (me the rider) collision with a curb, one darkening twilit eve when i was obviously too tired or whatever to be riding.the frame is slx and the only visible damage is to the down tube,a double ripple underside of lug, as fred sanford might have termed a stiff one...In any event other than the lingering after effects of a flight over the bars and a head first landing in the hissing summer lawn of a neighbor by a 240 lb male closer to 60 than 50, should I have any future worries about the frame.....of myself i am certain but its been a long history of chagrin turning to dismay...I was mightily impressed by the intestinal fortitude of the athena hub,deep u shaped mavic rim and fork which took the hit w/o any damage ,I wish I could say the same for my neck,but as they say c'est la vie..twas a peugeot