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Old 06-20-07, 06:37 PM   #1
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DrPete's Pinarello F4:13, R.I.P June 20th 2007.

A training race. A F**KING training race. A rider goes down in the one turn on the course. No contact, nothing. I went down trying to avoid him. I finished the race with a mild scraped knee, wondering why my bike didn't feel quite as stiff.

The top tube is cracked. I'm too pissed off to take pics.

I need a frame ASAP to finish the season, and I'm working with my sponsoring shop for a deal on a CAAD9 to finish the season with.

It's a tool, not a jewel. But it was my favorite tool--my weapon. My dream bike.

Guess we'll see if Calfee can work his magic on it to resurrect it.

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oh man. that sucks. my heart just sank.
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hate to see beautiful bikes die an untimely death
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april fools right?

please?
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Bummer. Super sorry to hear that but at least it wasn't one of those "catastrophic failures" that we hear about in regards to carbon. Also good news that no one was badly injured.
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Pete, I'm also more than happy to give you my aluminum Felt frameset. I'll even put in wrench time transporting components over. It's 56cm, just let me know. I'll do whatever it takes to get you up and going again.
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if you are serious what size frame do you ride?
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Old 06-20-07, 06:44 PM   #8
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My lord Doc... I feel for you and your loss. I only hope it can be saved.... glad to hear you were not badly hurt.. I will keep a good thought for you.
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Pete, I'm also more than happy to give you my aluminum Felt frameset. I'll even put in wrench time transporting components over. It's 56cm, just let me know. I'll do whatever it takes to get you up and going again.
Thanks, bdcheung. If it's looking desperate in terms of getting a frame fast I'll let you know. I really appreciate it.
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if you are serious what size frame do you ride?
Yeah, I'm serious.

The Pinarello's a 57, but I'm a 58 in most other frames.
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and the Zipps?......
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you can use my bike/frame if you want for reston. its a 57
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and the Zipps?......
The Zipps were at home with the glue drying. My Powertap wheels were completely fine. I think someone behind me just fell on the frame after I went down.
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Old 06-20-07, 06:48 PM   #14
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I might take you up on that. I'll let you know if I end up needing it.

BD and riskus, thanks for the offers. Really.
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at least your not hurt right?

i certainly wont be using my bike so your very welcome to it.
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Holy moly. This really sucks. I feel for ya. I hope you can get something quick and that it suits you great.
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at least your not hurt right?
Right. I mean, I finished the race with a scraped knee and a little pain in my hip. Other than a little road rash on my right knee I'm fine.

Could've been a lot worse.
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Oh hey, I just thought of something. I've got an unused roll of Duct Tape laying around, too... just a thought.
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Oh hey, I just thought of something. I've got an unused roll of Duct Tape laying around, too... just a thought.
JB Weld, baby... JB Weld.
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Sorry to hear about this Dr.Pete. Man, what a b*tch!
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Wow. Just.


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Sorry to hear this, Pete. I'd offer a Giant OCR3 (large) frame and carbon fork that are collecting dust here, but I figure you want something a little higher end for racing. But it's here if you get in a pinch.

What am I saying...I should be pissed because you didn't sacrifice yourself to save the bike!
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i need to see pics before i really believe this though
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i need to see pics before i really believe this though
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just the stark reality of internet pranks
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