Dents??

Discussion in 'Observed Trials Discussion' started by hello?, Oct 4, 2004.

  1. hello?

    hello? Guest

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    wondering if its allright to ride with dents in your frame (little ones)?

    Does it decrease the strength considerably or is it allright to still ride it hard?
     
  2. xxxfr

    xxxfr RCP FABRICATION

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    ummm....i hope not, my downtube and chainstays are retartedly dented
     

  3. Elan

    Elan steve french

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    ride it harder because now looks dont matter. youll know when a dent is going to effect frame reliability, it will be blatantly obvious.
     
  4. RomanC

    RomanC Well-Known Member

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    I am going after the same downtube look as the Coustalliers and Vino have...
     
  5. hello?

    hello? Guest

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    has there ever been a frame thats snapped because of dents?

    just thinking how much that would suck
     
  6. chronic

    chronic Dungeonmaster's Guide

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    I would say you are alright unless there are cracks, or you can see through them ?? I have some mad dents in the chain stay, but when I did these and took them to my bike shop the guy just kind of laughed and said unless it's in two pieces you should be fine.
     
  7. durkie

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    it actually increases the strength in the area of the dent. not that you can go bash the shit out of it now and it'll be unbreakable, but you at least won't dent your dents.