Little dent in Ti Frame

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victorduraace
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by victorduraace

Hi! could You give me some info on whether this little dent in rear seatstays will cause any problems (developing a crack)? The frame is Sandvik Titanium, nothing very light (thick tubes). It is 2mm deep, 5mm long. thanks for help
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mattr
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by mattr

Unlikely. I've seen bigger dents in frames from manufacturing errors.
It's nice and smooth, no sharp angles anywhere.

How did you do it? (And how did you find it!)

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victorduraace
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by victorduraace

No idea how this dent happened :noidea: it was already on my frame when bought it and ridden like that 1.5 years
The buyer wants to be assured that this dent is not problematic
thanks

mattr
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by mattr

I've got bigger dents than that on both my ti frames, and neither have caused an issue. (One is 15 or 16 years old, the other is a year younger.)

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by Juanmoretime

I've seen much worse damage from chain suck and ridden for years after. It's cosmetic so just ride it.
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by jooo

Many chainstays will be formed much more heavily than that dent too.

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