Is this ding bad?
Aside from being a huge eyesore.. does it compromise the structural integrity of the frame? Will the dent get larger with time? It's Reynolds 531 and I am a 140lb rider
As you can see.. it's on the side of the top tube
2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM
It looks like a goner. I could imagine compressive forces would just buckle that when you hit a bump...
I would consider that frame worthy of passing on to life as a boat anchor.
If it's steel and lugged, the tube can be replaced. Depends on if it's worth it or not...
Originally Posted by sidewinder
Doesn't seem that bad to me at all. I think it's ok to ride it. Hell, I wouldn't mind riding it at all.
I've seen and ridden aluminum bikes with alot bigger dents in the top tube.
Originally Posted by RacerX
No *****........I feel the same way.