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    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


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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    It looks like a goner. I could imagine compressive forces would just buckle that when you hit a bump...

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    I would consider that frame worthy of passing on to life as a boat anchor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    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...

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    I've seen quotes of $110 to replace a top tube...

    An example (I have no idea if these guys are any good or not)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RacerX
    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.

    No *****........I feel the same way.

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