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Is this frame too risky to buy?

roberthmrroberthmr Posts: 4
edited November 2017 in MTB buying advice
Hello everyone! I found this Canyon Nerve 120 frame online for $70 and I think it is a steal. It has a problem on the Top Tube and I am concerned if whether it would be too risky for a 77kgs (169lbs) rider or not. Any tips? I am mostly an XC rider and I am not doing any sort of outta-this-world jumps.
Thank you!

Pictures of the frame: https://imgur.com/a/UcMZs

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    I wouldn't.
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  • sniper68sniper68 Posts: 2,899
    Neither would I.
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I've had a dented top tube on my cross bike for years with no problems but it's nothing Like that.

    Avoid.
  • slc123slc123 Posts: 407
    I wouldn’t be comfortable with that either. Avoid
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  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    It’s worth it for the rear triangle ... but then you would need to find another gram with s trashed rear to mate the front and back.

    Ultimately the frame is trashed and priced on the rear section alone
  • Despite all of your negative answers, I decided to buy the frame. I personally think it is worth the shot. Even if it will brake, it only costs $70.

    Thank you for all your replies!
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
    I hope you have medical insurance.
  • JBAJBA Posts: 2,751
    roberthmr wrote:
    Despite all of your negative answers, I decided to buy the frame. I personally think it is worth the shot. Even if it will brake, it only costs $70.

    Thank you for all your replies!

    So why did you bother asking? :?
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  • 02GF7402GF74 Posts: 1,294
    JBA wrote:
    So why did you bother asking? :?

    Just to see what other people say?
    Looks to be aluminium frame with a crease type dent. It's difficult to say if it is structural that will lead to failure, only way to tell is to ride it (I'm not volunteering BTW)

    It could be pulled out by glueing a bolt and then use a bar along the top tube use a nut to pull the dent out.

    Certainly do not the hide it with filler as that may hide cracks developing underneath - you need to keep an eye on it.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,601
    To each his own. Not like it's anything special, and no shock.

    ps. It's break.
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  • cougie wrote:
    I hope you have medical insurance.
    Even if it'll break and I'll fall, it won't be my first tumble. Think I'll be fine.
    02GF74 wrote:
    JBA wrote:
    So why did you bother asking? :?

    Just to see what other people say?
    Looks to be aluminium frame with a crease type dent. It's difficult to say if it is structural that will lead to failure, only way to tell is to ride it (I'm not volunteering BTW)

    It could be pulled out by glueing a bolt and then use a bar along the top tube use a nut to pull the dent out.

    Certainly do not the hide it with filler as that may hide cracks developing underneath - you need to keep an eye on it.
    Thank you for your pieces of advice, especially for advising me not to try to hide it! :)
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