Posted in mechanics forum aswell
This morning I got into a pretty bad accident, that frankly I'm lucky i walked away from. A driver was parked in the bike lane, and as i went around him he opened his door and I biked right into it. I was going pretty quickly and, needless to say, I went flying. The guy didn't speak any english so I didn't really know what to do, and on top of that I was incredibly shaken up...
i found out that my bike is essentially totaled. The down tube is bent and is almost touching the front tire. I'm pretty damn poor right now, and cannot afford a new bike. But my bike is my only form of transportation in the city.
I have a vintage trek 400 and have little hope of being able to find a matching frame.
Im essentially seeking advice and maybe similar experiences and what you may have done.