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Old 07-13-14, 07:54 AM   #1
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SS Cannondale Capo 2008 - dents in top tube, should I worry?

Dear everyone
I have acquired a Cannondale Capo 2008. Unfortunately it has two dents in the top tube.

Should I worry about my safety since it's an aluminum frame?

Kind regards

David
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Old 07-13-14, 08:06 AM   #2
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Probably not, but why did you buy it before asking first ?
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Old 07-13-14, 08:14 AM   #3
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I did ask about it and the seller said it was no problem.
To be honest I didn't think it looked that bad either, but when I got home I searched the web about dents in aluminum frames and to my surprise I read all sort of warnings and crazy stories. Therefore I would love to get some second opinions.
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Old 07-13-14, 08:26 AM   #4
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I did ask about it and the seller said it was no problem.
To be honest I didn't think it looked that bad either, but when I got home I searched the web about dents in aluminum frames and to my surprise I read all sort of warnings and crazy stories. Therefore I would love to get some second opinions.
Of course he said no problem he was selling it, IMHO they wont be a catastrophic failure, but with time vibrations may cause gradual failure. Monitor and ride IMHO...
Warning, I'm not an expert and I don't play one on t.v.
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Old 07-13-14, 02:00 PM   #5
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You're gonna be fine. The value of the frame is pretty shot though.
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Old 07-14-14, 02:58 PM   #6
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