Dents On Top Tube
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    Dents On Top Tube

    I'm riding like this for months but after reading several topics about dents i got worried about my frame. I wanted to know what do you think about it. Is it okay to ride or should i look around for a new frame?

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    What caused that?

    In any case you need a new frame, sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robius View Post
    I'm riding like this for months but after reading several topics about dents i got worried about my frame. I wanted to know what do you think about it. Is it okay to ride or should i look around for a new frame?
    The top tube is the lowest stress tube on the frame. It probably will last forever if that is the only damage. Keep an eye on it (watch for crack propagation) and it should be fine.

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    +1. Ride it. Keep an eye on it.
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    What the hell happened?

    I wont offer up any advice until we know what caused it.

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    I've seen mountain bikes with worse dents on the top tube that the riders kept riding. Just keep an eye out for cracks, and you should be okay.
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    looks like where the handlebars have swung around and hit it ? with a longer stem or changed bar position once ?

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    Thank you for your answers guys. It seems like there is no crack for now and i'll check it every the time before i ride as you suggested.

    Sorry but i really don't know what caused this. I've bought it 2nd hand because it was dirt cheap with full sram apex set.

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