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Old 10-20-08, 08:29 PM   #1
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Should I worry about this dent?

So, today my stupid frame pump dislodged and forced itself between the chainring and downtube. It took some effort to yank it out, and now I'm left with a small dent in downtube by the chainring, which seems to be fine and not out of alignment. Should I worry about an eventual failure? The frame is all steel.
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Old 10-20-08, 08:30 PM   #2
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Old 10-21-08, 10:31 AM   #3
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Old 10-21-08, 10:34 AM   #4
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You don't mention what material it is. Steel would be ok with a small dent. I'd be scared if it's carbon.

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Old 10-21-08, 11:28 AM   #5
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Don't even worry about it.
You are going to crash the front end or your frame is going to rust out before it fails there.
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Old 10-21-08, 01:16 PM   #6
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Don't even worry about it.
You are going to crash the front end or your frame is going to rust out before it fails there.
If this is an old frame with paint chips, don't worry about it. If this is a new frame in decent condition, consider touching up anywhere the paint cracked around the dent to avoid rust.
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Old 10-21-08, 01:19 PM   #7
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You don't mention what material it is.
Last line of the post says it's steel.
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holy moly
how did that pump get in there so tightly?
i doubt a little dent will matter much
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