Old 02-20-21, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Pratt View Post
"Do you think it is safe to______?" is a fairly common question here. I principle, if you are even asking the question, you already know that the answer is "NO."
A more refined answer might be, "Not as safe as if it was new, undamaged, used for its original purpose, etc." If you have enough expert knowledge to make a considered judgement that although the safety envelope of the item in question is reduced, your riding will still stay within it, you would not be asking the question.
Maybe a better approach would be to recast it as a statement, "I'm planning to ride my bike with (insert potential problem here)." See how that sounds.
Good luck.
MTBers don't give refined answers, we just laugh when someone has a good fail. Like mum used to say, "It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt." And then my dad would say, "Walk it off, you'll live."
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