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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:59 am 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:14 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:46 pm 
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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
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:09 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:59 pm 
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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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Many chainstays will be formed much more heavily than that dent too.


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