Busted Frame - Please help me
Ok. Im new here. I started biking and i love it. It great. On the 96th mile that i logged i had a fairly horific crash. Im ok. My bike,
A Jamis Venture Sport http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/...ura_sport.html
has a real good sized quarter inch dent right in the center of the frame. It is also bent up a good half inch. I have been told by friends this is now not safe to ride.
I went to the bike shop and they say they can't get this frame but they can get an "upgraded" model. Which will cost close to $500. Quite frankly i dont wan't a better frame. Nor can i afford it.
Is it possible to buy a nice an all alluminum frame for under $450? Preferably a good brand like GT, Cannondal, Jamis or Trek. Where would i buy it? Will it be used?
I have a friend who said he can install it for me.
And do i have to buy a new fork as well?
Odly enough everything else survived including the fork.
Please guy, any feedback would be greatly apprciated.
P.S And i need a 60 or 61 inch frame. And more carbon is GOOOOD!
Can u guys lead me to some frames that would work?
Please guys, any feedback would be greatly apprciated.