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 Post subject: Dented steel - how bad?
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:23 pm 
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Just picked this up, knew about the dent but not how
bad (or not). Took me a while to find it!

This is a 1987 Raleigh Avanti with Reynolds 531ATB frame, I'd be interested to know whether I should worry about this dent and if so why?

Advice gratefully received :-)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:33 pm 
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Tis nothing


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:41 pm 
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I can't see anything? it's 531? it will be fine then :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Even if it was Tange Ultimate you'd have little cause to worry; lugged 531 - fill it, paint it, forget about it.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:52 pm 
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531 ATB is stout tubing. I wouldn't worry about it at all.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:46 am 
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Thanks guys, that's what I thought when I saw it - what possible trouble could that cause?

Normally I wouldnt touch a dented frame. I guess that's why I was after some reassurance or alternatively some cautionary advice. But I had a reason for taking a risk on this and it seems perfectly sound and looks fine - you'd be pushed to spot the slight ripple in the tube.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:54 am 
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jaypee wrote:
Thanks guys, that's what I thought when I saw it - what possible trouble could that cause?




Eye strain .. for me!


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:55 pm 
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You might well be able to roll some of that out, but even if you can't I wouldn't worry about it.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Thanks, what does that mean? Not being particularly skilled or well-equipped I'll probably leave as is but just out of interest...?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:12 pm 
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taffy wrote:
Eye strain .. for me!


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Haha fair enough.


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