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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:39 pm 
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I have a 531ST tubed Peugeot tourer with a dent in the middle of the top tube. The pics are below. I put a bit of silver paint on to stop any rust developing while it was out the shed.

It looks quite nasty but is it safe?


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:54 pm 
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I think if its dented your fine but if its cracked your not !


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:04 pm 
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I have 2 dents like that in the top tube of my Cannondale, I know they were both done on clothes line poles when the bike fell against them :oops: They have been there for ages with no problems :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:25 pm 
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I've happily ridden for years on MTBs with worse!


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:37 pm 
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A dent like that on steel should be fine just keep an eye on it in case cracks develop


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 9:44 pm 
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Thanks all. That was my gut feeling but more confident now it's been confirmed.

I think I'll clean off a bit of paint around the edges of the dent just to make sure there are no cracks starting.


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