Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Bikes: Schwinn Fastback Sport 24 (2006)
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Frame bent after accident. New frame?
I was hit by a car two days ago coming down a steep hill. I'm a little beat up but what really took the damage was my bike. The left seatstay was bent inward, along with my rear wheel. Everything else on the bike seems functional though.
Pic of bike BEFORE accident:
Before the accident, I was thinking about converting to drop bars and now, seeing as the frame's bent, I'll have an excuse to take everything off and put it on a new frame.
My question is, will my parts fit on a new roadbike frame (I have a 24 speed, 3 in front and 8 in back) and what frame would be decent for this?
Also, what other parts could I salvage to add drop bars (other than the obvious).
I also read that some places will bend your frame back into shape, but even if that were the case, I'd still want to switch to drops, so any advice on doing that as cheaply as possible would be much appreciated.
Last edited by ScarcelyAware; 06-19-09 at 02:57 AM.