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Old 05-21-04, 01:47 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-21-04, 01:59 PM   #2
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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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Old 05-21-04, 03:43 PM   #3
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I would consider that frame worthy of passing on to life as a boat anchor.
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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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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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