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    New question here. Thorts on this damage

    After a good days ride last sunday I was returning to the car and the front wheel washed out.
    I was only doing about 5mph and was able to lay the bike down and easily step over the front wheel/bars safely.
    Unfortunately as the bike went down there was the sickening sound of "dink".
    Nothing obvious when I picked the bike up but it was covered in mud.

    After a good clean I noticed the attached dent on the side of the top tube.

    From experience do you think this will cause long term structural probs or should I just monitor it and put a big arrow marked battle scar ?
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    I dont think it will be a big deal. Iv riden with dings similar with no problems.
    "If Liberace was alive, he'd be proud to ride that mofo."

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    Keep an eye on it but I think it will be fine. You could see if the crash replacement may be an option???

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    Given the location(right under a cross- supported area), it doesn't seem that bad. For sure it's a good dent though, but i wouldn't chuck the frame. If in doubt or sketched out don't ride it. Definitly check for fatigue cracking after a few rides.

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    Thanks guys.
    As electrik says its under a supported area so hopefully shouldnt get to stressed.
    I'll monitor it over the next few months and take it in to local spci dealer for a 2nd opinion and see if crash replacement is an option for the longer term.
    If no fatigue in a few months time then I guess it will be filled and touched up.

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