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    I have a big dent on the top bar of my bike i was wondering do autobody places do dent remove for bikes and if so what price would it be?

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    Originally posted by Magnoblade View Post
    I have a big dent on the top bar of my bike i was wondering do autobody places do dent remove for bikes and if so what price would it be?
    I suspect the wall thickness on your bike tube is much thicker than the sheet metal on cars. I'm sure they could fix it, probably wouldn't be cheap.

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    • #3
      You could check with united cycle...

      They have a good reputation in this city.

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      • #4
        Could i DYI it with bondo and then just paint over it?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Magnoblade View Post
          Could i DYI it with bondo and then just paint over it?
          Keep in mind the tube's structure is how it helps to keep its strength. A severe dent would compromise the load bearing capacity of the tube

          I'd suggest taking it into a bike shop just to get an eyeball on it regardless.
          Giving less of a damn than ever… Can't laugh at the ignorant if you ignore them!

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          • #6
            ^ Agree about the potential for reduced strength. How did you manage to dent the frame? I've killed pretty much every other bike component at some point (including snapping axles), but I have never damaged a frame (unless you count rust and scratches).

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            • #7
              Honstly im not sure how or what did it the paint isnt cracked at all here's a pic

              DSC_0002 by darkmagnoblade, on Flickr

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              • #8
                That looks like someone hit it with something long like a pipe.

                I couldn't say for sure but I suspect any method of removing the dent could further weaken the frame.

                "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong"

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                • #9
                  Wouldn't bother.

                  If it's aluminum, it'll weaken the frame. If it's steel, there's no integrity lost.

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