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    Found a dent in my downtube! Should this be a cause of concern

    I had a good size rock come up and dent my downtube by the bottom bracket on my Haro Mary SS. Due to the location should this be a cause for concern even on a steel bike?
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    Maybe it's your pics, but I don't see much of a dent and wouldn't worry about it...
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    Yeah my pics did not pick up on the dent very well so it looks more like paint chips. At the right angle its more noticeable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvm051
    I had a good size rock come up and dent my downtube by the bottom bracket on my Haro Mary SS. Due to the location should this be a cause for concern even on a steel bike?
    15 years ago it was just a small dent in a steel seat tube. last week i found this.

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    i took a little sandpaper to it, just to be sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler
    15 years ago it was just a small dent in a steel seat tube. last week i found this.

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    i took a little sandpaper to it, just to be sure.
    If mine lasts for another 15 years I would be ok with that.

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    If it's steel I wouldn't worry about it... steel is very strong which is why they say.. Steel is Real!

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    I wouldn't worry about it, every bike I've owned has gotten that kind of damage eventually and none have failed due to it.
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    My aluminum frame has had a MUCH larger dent in that same location for several months and has caused no trouble. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
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    I would be more worried about your chain... were you doing some mudding?

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    In dog years?

    Quote Originally Posted by rockychrysler
    15 years ago it was just a small dent in a steel seat tube. last week i found this.

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    i took a little sandpaper to it, just to be sure.
    Rocky, you better check your calendar, 15 years seems a bit of a stretch,,,,,,,,,,unless my memory is suspect, which it could be

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    Quote Originally Posted by jvm051
    Due to the location should this be a cause for concern even on a steel bike?
    definitely YES! time for a new bike!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kubo
    I would be more worried about your chain... were you doing some mudding?
    Its just trail dust. I'm lazy and don't clean up after every ride.

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