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    Demo 8 Downtube Dent

    Frame has quite a small dent depth wise ( >1cm at its lowest point) however it goes all the way across so not sure how likely it would be to either develop a crack or just suddenly snap (Dent doesn't seem to be on the fold, just some chipped paint there) I've heard of people using a frame with bad dent(s) on the downtube for years with no issues while others will say not to. Obviously it could be hard to make a good judgement based off of a picture, Just looking for opinions. all input appreciated. (The black bits are not holes) Demo 8 Downtube Dent-20171127_192817.jpg
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    i wouldn't trip on that. i've had downtube dents big enough to stash my weed in that held up till the frames failed elsewhere. that is nothing to a demo 8...


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    Haha that's reassuring. I might just make it bigger for that reason then. Thanks

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    It's really hard to tell from a picture. I would have a reputable shop examine that - preferably one that isn't itching to sell you a new bike.

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    Definitely won't take it to the local Halfords then... Haven't built it up yet so I'll make sure to do that before I do.

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    the Demo 8 easily one of the most bombproof frames in existence. that might as well simply be a paint scratch. if you feel like getting rid of it though, i'll gladly take it off your hands...


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