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Old 07-26-10, 09:41 AM   #1
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what a sad and depressing weekend of commuting

This past week was very depressing. My IGH bike crapped out with a grinding noise from hub. My new bike that I purchased used (Specialized Langster) and this bike fell onto another bike on the back bed of my truck. It caused a few deep nicks and scratches and dented a huge dent that's size of a nickel. On top of that, it was my birthday 3 days ago! Anything I can do to make this week a better week of commuting? I'm just so bummed looking at both bikes right now.
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Old 07-26-10, 09:45 AM   #2
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sorry to hear this story. I have always figured that things will only get better if I ride more, so as long as you have a working bike, you should be ok.
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Old 07-26-10, 09:47 AM   #3
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This past week was very depressing. My IGH bike crapped out with a grinding noise from hub. My new bike that I purchased used (Specialized Langster) and this bike fell onto another bike on the back bed of my truck. It caused a few deep nicks and scratches and dented a huge dent that's size of a nickel. On top of that, it was my birthday 3 days ago! Anything I can do to make this week a better week of commuting? I'm just so bummed looking at both bikes right now.
I say time to buy a new bike in honor of the formula of N+1 where N is the number of bikes presently owned..
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I think you need to swing by the Tip-it-In on the way home and have them pull you a cold one. Sounds like you earned it.
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So I'm very curious - how old was your IGH hub? Would you happen to know the model?

Sorry to hear about your crappy week, though. :-(

P.S. Oh man, I'm sorry, but after reading all the vehement arguments about the supposed benefits of frame materials - the dented bike was aluminum or steel wasn't it? (My angle is only that one material isn't terribly more durable than another nowadays.)
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