Yesterday was not a good day of riding, chain snap and I managed to deform my top tube on my Sette Razzo Al frame. The material is 7005 Alloy. I am not too sure what I should do hear... should the frame trashed. If I am understanding the "bicycle truss" correctly the top tube is primary a compression member, so when if fails (more like when) it should now fail downward due to the tube be dented on the top? My question is how safe would you say this is to ride? I have plastically deformed the metal and micro stress fractures can be seen around the deformation. I have attached photos of the deformation. Please let me know what you should do. I would really like to get out there and ride, but I do not want to destroy my face either...
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