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    How bad is this dent on the seat stay? any structural danger?

    This is an intense m9 frame,

    the left seat stay has a dent, i'm worried, was wondering if someone with experience can tell me if there's any structural things i need to worry about.

    How thick are these tubes, and how much did that dent eat into the aluminum?

    here are some pictures.

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    <a href="http://imgur.com/DJRwB"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/DJhwB.jpg?1" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>

    <a href="http://imgur.com/mtfDA"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/mnfDA.jpg?1" title="Hosted by imgur.com" alt="" /></a>
    Last edited by Scarier; 03-22-2012 at 09:40 PM.

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    They are not very thick as the strength also comes from the shape of the tube. It looks pretty bad as the stay can potentially fold when the right torque is put on. I'd contact Intense and show them the pic, they can just sell you the rear triangle. Good luck.

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    dammit, i thought so too, when i received the frame and saw that dent i got scared. actually bought it off a guy who happens to be on this forum as well. I asked him a few times through email if there were anything structurally wrong. He said only cosmetic flaws, no dings, dents, no falls, etc.

    so i thought it was safe.

    turns out he lied.

    i called intense,they said a used rear triangle is $375. But thanks for verifying my fear, only made it worse, still good to know .

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    While it's a fairly ugly gouge, it could hold up to riding. Or it could fail. Do you have a photo that isn't so close? I'd like a better idea of the location of the dent and how it relates to the the direction of stresses. I feel like I'm nosed up to a tree and someone asked what I think of the forest.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    It could be a shipping damage so contact the seller, the shipper insurance should cover that. If not then ask the seller to replace or refund this. It should be ok since he stated that there's no ding/dents on the frame, at least shell out half the replacement cost.

    At the end of the day it would not be wise to ride that frame because it's a DH frame, lord knows what kind of load you are putting on that part and it surely would not do justice to the frame.

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    +1 on what mimi said.

    Best, John

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    hmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryansworld View Post
    hmm
    Got anything to add or it's a post number 6 for you.


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