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    Frame dents?

    Who here rides, trainson, or even has a bike that has a dent in the frame?

    Is this a wierd question? Im just curious.

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    One of my friends has a Giant XTC (hardtail mtb) that got a massive dent in the down tube after it got crashed hard into a rock.

    He continued to ride that bike hard for a couple more years until he got a dual suspension bike.
    Warning: Due to chronic wrist pain I may be grumpy 100% of the time.

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    Plenty of people are riding alloy frames with dents, if you ride enough you are going to get one sooner or later.

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    Dents are for amateurs. I ride bikes with HOLES in them:

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    I don't think I have a frame without dents in it. My newest (and probably last, unless I give in to the urge to buy a recumbent) bike is five years old. If you use them much, they're going to get scratches and dents.

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    Never dented a frame.

    Wonder why?

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    me either......should I be trying harder?.....
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray
    me either......should I be trying harder?.....
    You will survive.

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    I had an accident with my bike rack yesterday and my bike now has a dent in the top tube. It isnt bad or creased, but it is bugging me. I just dont like to look at it. Makes me wanna buy a new bike.

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    Looking at a bike makes me want another bike.

    You will get over it.

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    i hope so!

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    Quote Originally Posted by A from Il
    Looking at a bike makes me want another bike.

    You will get over it.

    +1...................... N+1
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

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    My commuter has a couple of dents. My DeRosa doesn't. It did but I had it painted a couple of years back & they were repaired then.
    Before you criticize someone walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them you'll be a mile away & you'll have their shoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile
    My commuter has a couple of dents. My DeRosa doesn't. It did but I had it painted a couple of years back & they were repaired then.
    Now I'm jealous. My DeRosa got a dent in the top tube from the brake caliper the second week I had it. Went down hard on wet pavement. I've covered it up for 25 years with a piece of handlebar tape, an old trick to protect the top tube from the brake caliper in a crash.

    My commuter also has ripples toward the top of the fork blades, from a head on crash into a brick wall. Frame builder bent it back out, and I've been riding it with complete confidence for about 20 years.

    To OP, just keep the touch up paint handy.

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