Nick Magruder recently donated his 2009 hit-and-run Surly Cross Check frame to Querencia’s shop. For being hit from behind by a car going 40mph, I’d say it survived almost as unscathed as Nick. One rear dropout is broken, and the seat stays are bent. 4130 steel can take a hit pretty well, I’d say.
(To whoever stole the frame off the QCBS fence this week, now you know what’s wrong with it)
UPDATE: the person who grabbed it has a pretty amazing sounding project planned for it. Hints: bamboo, cargo capacity. I take back the word “stole” and substitute “repurpose!”