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Mend this down tube or bin the frame?

FatamorganaFatamorgana Posts: 257
edited May 2012 in Workshop
Is this possible, to mend this creased frame, or should it be in the bin?
If it can be fixed, who can do the work and any ideas of price?



  • crakercraker Posts: 1,739
    What's the frame made of? How did it get bent?
  • apreadingapreading Posts: 4,533
    Looks like aluminium to me - I would bin it because I wouldnt risk riding a frame where the structural integrity is questionable. If it is steel then probably no problem. Mate at work wanted to fix a similar dent in his seat tube, but nobody did aluminium apart from one guy he found in Sheffield, but then it would have cost more than the frame was worth. He has apparently now used a broom handle down the seat tube to bend it back and will be cutting off a seatpost and leaving it down there for strength. Not worth the hassle or worry or extra weight to my mind though...
  • protoproto Posts: 1,482
    Personally, I wouldn't ride that again. Structural integrity very compromised. Bin.
  • andy_wrxandy_wrx Posts: 3,396
    That's not just a little dent, it's a big crease so quite likely to fold

    And it's the downtube not the top tube or seat tube, so the most structurally-stressed part of the triangle

    No I don't fancy riding it either
  • flasherflasher Posts: 1,731
  • Monty DogMonty Dog Posts: 20,614
    Creased aluminium frame + very difficult, expensive repair = scrap
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..
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