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    Dent in Titanium frame

    Opinions needed. Would you ride/build this? Brand new, never used Ti frame, got dented in storage, gonna build for commuter, rigid carbon fork, no off road (gravel city trails maybe, and road)
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    should be fine for your intended usage. Keep an eye on it though.
    Making shit harder than it needs to be isn't awesome, it's just...harder.

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    I would have it repaired by whatever means possible. As I have aged, I now think of my bike’s weakest link when I take my equipment near the limit. I need to keep those thoughts out of my head when only the clearest thinking will do. Make your equipment as perfect as you can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedalon2018 View Post
    I now think of my bike’s weakest link when I take my equipment near the limit.
    He just said commuting and light gravel use.
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    Stop asking how much it weighs and just go ride it.

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    And I told my Dad I was only going to ride my dirt motorcycle on the trails till I didn’t. You never know when you will find a fast downhill or a needed drop. Besides, I have watched enough bikes fail catastrophically on videos to be cautious when using equipment that is not in original condition. Advice to keep watching it was excellent imho.

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    I rode an aluminum frame for years that had a dent just like that. Sold it and the new owner rode it for at least 5 more years.
    "These things are very fancy commuter bikes or really bad dirt bikes, but they are not mountain bikes." - J. Mac

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    Thanks everyone. I think I will go ahead, but watch it. As far as failure, I would think I would see signs of it worsening before total failure. What say you.

    Pedalon, that is a great perspective, I am getting up there too in age and don't heal well from falls, so I will be gentle on this bike, I have a very nice aggressive FS for off road use, this thing will be only commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slate1895 View Post
    Opinions needed. Would you ride/build this? Brand new, never used Ti frame, got dented in storage, gonna build for commuter, rigid carbon fork, no off road (gravel city trails maybe, and road)
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    It wouldn't worry me, but I wouldn't put a decal over it either

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