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    Dent in Frame of Specialized Langster 2010

    I just bought this Specialized Langster 2010 from someone in London and I've recently just noticed 2 dents in the frame.

    Could anyone give me a professional opinion on whether it is safe to ride this bike and whether it will last me at least for a year?

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    Thank you for looking!

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    Sorry, I thought it was a steel Langster. I deleted my comments because they aren't relevant.
    Last edited by Scooper; 05-02-2013 at 07:36 PM.
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    Last edited by Scooper; 05-02-2013 at 07:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper View Post
    Sorry, I thought it was a steel Langster. I deleted my comments because they aren't relevant.
    That's perfectly fine! Thanks for replying anyway. Being the case that the frame is aluminium what is the verdict?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabrielaszalos View Post
    That's perfectly fine! Thanks for replying anyway. Being the case that the frame is aluminium what is the verdict?
    Question. Are both of the dents on the seat tube? They have the appearance of a repair stand clamp having been overtightened by a hamfisted mechanic.

    I don't believe the structural integrity of the frame is compromised enough from those dents to be a safety issue for normal riding. If both dents are on the seat tube, I would try greasing up a long seatpost (long enough so that it can be inserted with the bottom below the dents) and working it down the seat tube by rotating it as you apply downward pressure. It would help to chamfer the end of the seatpost with a file. This may smooth out the dents from inside the seat tube.

    Use a seatpost with a diameter a couple of tenths of a millimeter smaller than the inside diameter of the seat tube.

    Then, by using a long enough seatpost to get past the dents, the seatpost will reinforce the seat tube in the area of the dent.

    Just MHO...
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