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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 7:45 pm 
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v bad dent...anyone have an idea of repair? replace tube, then obviously paint job


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Does everything still point in the right direction ?

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:49 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Does everything still point in the right direction ?

Shaun



meaning? sorry, long day, straightforward dent in top tube like you'd get if you squeezed putty, about 3 cm x 2 cm in size and 3-4 mm deep at worst...


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:53 pm 
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Steel? or alloy.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 8:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Have a dent in my Training Frame. Seems like frame still tracks as I used to ride it waaaaaaayyy back. Didn't seem too deep a dent (Handlebars came round after coming off on ice) got my Dad (Toolmaker) to fill with Silver Solder and then flattened back...not got it painted yet, but looks OK...


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:26 pm 
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Late night fort me too.. If the frame still tracks true then I don't see a problem with repairing it. High quality steel is pretty robust as long as it's not been worked or heated to a point where grain boundaries etc are altered.

Just look at the massive "dent" they put in the chainstay to make way for the chainring LOL

There is the option of replacement but the costs will escalate..say £100 for the new top tube and at least £100 for the re-finish.

Shaun


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