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Aluminum 7075 frame, dented seat post. Safe or not?

tokitoki Posts: 6
edited April 2017 in Road general
Hi all,
I "bought" this frame used without having seed this ugly dent (online buy).
Luckily it was very cheap. Dent is just above the place on the tube where the FD clamp goes. I'm adding photos.
What do you think, ride it or scrap it?

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Seller offers option to return, but the frame is a beauty except for this dent and it's a 62cm seat tube, 59cm top tube (I'm 6'5 tall)..
It came with fork, stem, bar, cranks/BB, seat post and RD hanger, all for around 120$.

Posts

  • AK_jnrAK_jnr Posts: 717
    I'm struggling to picture where it is but there are often 'dents' in the FD area for clearance but I'm sure someone with more knowledge will confirm either way.
  • Man Of LardMan Of Lard Posts: 903
    I understood that the seat post is the "mobile" part that goes into the seat tube - what you have is a dented seat tube.

    As to the effect - I don't know, but I have seen apparent dents in a similar location that were actually designed in from the start by the manufacturer.
  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    I'd ride it. I cant see that being an issue. Hope you got money off though ?
  • debelidebeli Posts: 582
    Ride that.

    I have aluminium frames with much more ugly bishing and boshing and general dentoonery much closer to key areas.
  • tokitoki Posts: 6
    Thank You,

    I'll go on then and build it. I'll try some steep hills in the beginning to strain it without the danger of too high speed, and check the area for any changes.
  • BobbinogsBobbinogs Posts: 4,841
    Yeah, wouldn't bother me too much. As you say, just keep an eye on it every now and then until you get bored of it.
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