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Anyone else Dent their Alu Frame(4 posts)

Anyone else Dent their Alu Framegerald
Apr 10, 2001 11:47 AM
Got myself a cannondale chain gang bike (europe only) Cadd 5 and Daytona with campagnola proton wheels. I thought it was pretty comfy over a century. Come home, it falls over and I've a small dent in the top tube. Should I expect many dents over its life. Its hard to see a new bike become old quickly. Having a white frame also doesn't seem very practical.
Scratch & Dent SaleGadfly
Apr 10, 2001 1:01 PM
Me too, me too. Accidently knocked a tool* off the workbench, right onto the top tube of my beloved (and at the time brand new) Klein Q-Pro. The whole thing happened in slow motion. In reality the dent isn't bad. Only I know it's there. But, you just hate that first dent or scratch. I feel your pain.

(*It was a grease gun, as I recall. I was reaching for something next to it.)
re: Anyone else Dent their Alu FrameDERICK
Apr 10, 2001 4:54 PM
Did the same thing to my 2000 model r3000 CAAD4 frame with ksyriums. It's a small dent but it really upset me at the time.Now I don't even see or think about it.Time heals all! 2 weeks ago I crashed my CAAD3 mountain frame and put a huge dent in the down tube. Even though it is a big dent, it doesn't seem to have affected the performance. As an answer to your question though,yes, any impact will dent those frames so be careful.
Bondo and sticker fixDorsal1
Apr 11, 2001 10:59 AM
Crashed and dented the top tube of my Cannondale last year. Filled the dent with a little bondo and put a neat sticker over it. Not quite new, but better than nothing.