Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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+1, Have parts you want to continue using examined by an expert. The problem is that separating true experts from wannabes is about as difficult as knowing if a CF structure has hidden damage.
Before going any further, eyeball each component for evidence of direct impact or stress cracking in the gel coat. Depending on how you crashed components at the front end of the bike may not have suffered high impact.
But if in doubt, throw it out is always good practice on bikes the same way it is on food that's been left in the fridge longer than you remember.
An ounce of diagnosis is worth a pound of cure.
“Never argue with an idiot. He will only bring you down to his level and beat you with experience.”, George Carlin
“One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions”
- Adm Grace Murray Hopper - USN
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