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    Would you buy this alu headtube-dented frame?

    If it was cheap (it was a new frame damaged in transit- probably box dropped and it scrapped on the floor through the cardboard).

    Reamable?


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    No, busted.

    In theory you could hammer that back out to be round, but it will be weakened. Don't ream it, don't cut away material as it'll be wafer thin.

    Also, is that an integrated head tube (bmx type)? If yes then it's doubly buggered, the head tube is also the seat for the bearing, if it's not round the headset won't sit right and you'll never get a dent that big perfectly round again.

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    If you ended up with that frame and had no way to get your money back, I'm sure you could manipulate it back somehow/someway but I would never buy that frame knowing it had that damage planning on fixing it, ever.

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    I would not plan on buying that if i was you mate.. Cause if you go and bend it back out and then you weaken it its just makes it scary to ride cause you will be waiting for that moment it goes bang!

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    My 2011 enduro had the same thing done to it by UPS. I got a 1" piece of solid round stock and ground the same radius on the end as the head tube and slowly tapped it into shape. Got it to the point the bearing would fit and put it back together. It's been close to 3 months now with no problems, no knocking,creaking or loosness. I only tried it because UPS settled on my claim but my replacement frame is not available yet. If it's cheap enough I'd go for it

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    I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fix the Spade View Post
    Also, is that an integrated head tube (bmx type)? If yes then it's doubly buggered, the head tube is also the seat for the bearing, if it's not round the headset won't sit right and you'll never get a dent that big perfectly round again.
    Yes, it is. That headtube is toast.

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    Its this one and I'm amazed it went for that much without a shock as well:

    Commencal Meta 5 2011 Medium Frame Freeride All Mountain | eBay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Horacek View Post
    Its this one and I'm amazed it went for that much without a shock as well:

    Commencal Meta 5 2011 Medium Frame Freeride All Mountain | eBay
    Insane that someone would pay that much for a frame that is damaged like that.

    I need to see if that buyer wants to purchased a seized BB that I have taking up space

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    There's an ass for every seat
    Seeking MB-2 Fork (19.3), Ritchey FD post silver 26.8

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    I have some broken pedals if you want to buy them? 200 bucks lol

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    Think I'll stick my cracked Litespeed Unicoi up on ebay.

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