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Dents in frames cause what is called a stress concentration point. Imagine you had a sheet of tinfoil, and you took a pin and poked a hole in the center of a 12x12 square. Now if you bend/warp the tinfoil many times, you'll see cracks/tears/stresses forming around that point. The same goes for frames, however, it takes a pretty serious dent to cause ...


All steel frames of any age get a few dings from serious use. The failure point for steel frames is usually the highest stress points: the joins. That is why we used to have fancy tubing sets likes Reynolds 351 double butted, and I notice that your frame does too. So, if the dent is away from the joins I say the frame is ok for general use. Steel is quite ...

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