Though the downtube will carry a dent in it pretty much forever, the frame, according to Wes Oishi, is sound. We rode today with the old front wheel and a worn-out Marathon, and completed the Vélo Rétro Rose Bowl Vintage Ride—twenty-filve miles. some hills, plus some additional mileage on the way out and back—with no problems at all.
Wes will finish rebuilding the dyno hub front wheel in a week or so, and then Bambi will be back to spec. The bill will go to the owner of the truck.
As for the dent, I won't worry about it. I carry a few dents myself.