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Old 11-07-16, 08:38 AM
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Frame damage question - Trek 950 OX II content

Howdy, all,

I am wondering if this frame is salvageable or junk - I have already pulled the parts off and will be listing them soon, but I am wondering if I should just pull the fork and headset and seatpost clamp as well, or if the frameset is rideable or repairable ... here are the pix!

[IMG][/IMG] - complete bike

[IMG][/IMG] - and here is one of several dent pix - looks like two big hits.

I will note that the frame appears to be straight, and when I took the bike on a short test ride it seemed to ride in a straight line.

Trash or sell as-is as a handyman special?

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If it were mine, I would strip the frame and trash bin the frame. The shabby appearance and anxiety of "will it fail today?" would mean no foul in letting it go.

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I don't think that's fixable. You could try the frameblock, grease and vice trick, but those are some nasty dents.

But it ain't broke.

If it rides straight, and the dents are all in the middle of the tube, it's still rideable. A chorus of "steel is real" might help. I'd consider using it as a commuter bike.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
If it rides straight, and the dents are all in the middle of the tube, it's still rideable. A chorus of "steel is real" might help. I'd consider using it as a commuter bike.
+1. Can't be fixed but if it rides straight...
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My 2 cents-- I highly doubt it would suddenly fail on a rider. I doubt it has lost much strength given that part of the tube is not exactly a huge stress point.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
+1. Can't be fixed but if it rides straight...
+1

Can't be fixed for less than it's worth, so fixing isn't practical. However, it begs the question of whether fixing is necessary.

This kind of deep dent will probably lead to stress cracks eventually, but eventually can be a very long time, and odds are that you can ride this until something else kills it off.

OTOH if the frame doesn't ride right, it's ready to be welded into a junk sculpture.
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Originally Posted by Meathorse View Post
It's a Trek, it's junk.
Not really how we roll around here, Mr. 31 posts. If you hang around long enough, you'll learn that forum members don't last long slamming each other's bikes.
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Not really how we roll around here, Mr. 31 posts. If you hang around long enough, you'll learn that forum members don't last long slamming each other's bikes.
Your bikes all suck.
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See, 15k posts, you can do that.

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If it's straight, ride it.
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There is an 18" 930 frame being offered by @bikeclub in the it doesn't fit swap frame thread at the top of this forum.
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There is an 18" 930 frame being offered by @bikeclub in the it doesn't fit swap frame thread at the top of this forum.
Good memory or noticing, oddjob2!

I still have it. It is too small for me to ride but too nice to get rid of, so a swap would be good way to transfer my like of it to something else.
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