Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-25-03, 06:36 PM   #1
Funbags
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Chain Broke then it mangled my derailer!!



Ok welp.. I was riding up a little incline and my chain snapped then it managed to smash my derailer and bend it all over the place...

I have pictures for ya all to see already on this link below, its the chain pic and smash derailer pic

Click here for pictures...

This happen to anyone?

Bike is at LBS and its only 6 months old.. I wonder if this will be covered?
Funbags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-03, 06:47 PM   #2
mindbogger
Senior Member
 
mindbogger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 933
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
same thing happened to my friends bike (1 month old). Chain snapped, Xt rear bent. He brought it back to his lbs and they fixed it with no charge. Only had to pay for a new chain. Looks like you can fix that chain.
mindbogger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-03, 06:53 PM   #3
Funbags
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My derailer is more then bent, look at the pic its wrapped around the wrong way
Funbags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-03, 04:10 PM   #4
Funbags
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Just a update.. They Are fixing it for free...woot!
Funbags is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-03, 08:08 AM   #5
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Congrats. My guess is since it was new, they're gonna eat the cost themselves just to keep you happy. I suggest taking them a couple of soda's (or beer) upon picking up your bike! The shop hooked you up. They could've easily said, "Sorry, not a warranty issue!". Plus, if you DO take them some type of Tip (drinks, pizza, cookies...etc.) they're more likely to remember you and help you out again.

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-03, 09:30 AM   #6
Chi
Rides with Cows
 
Chi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fixing a flat
Bikes: Trek 7000
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Damn ... I wish our customers brought us pizza when they want us to fix their planes ...
__________________
Chi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-03, 09:31 AM   #7
Chi
Rides with Cows
 
Chi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fixing a flat
Bikes: Trek 7000
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Dude ... that FD looks like it BLEW UP!!
__________________
Chi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-03, 09:42 AM   #8
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey Chi, little story as to why I do this:

My good friend (a car mechanic) refered me to another buddy of his to work on my wife's car. This was a third car we were going to sell, so I was in no hurry to get the work done. No problem, they used it as "fill in" work when they slowed down. After my car being there for almost 3 months, I found a great deal on a new truck and decided to trade her car in. They quickly looked at her car, determined there was a small problem in the vaccuum line and it would cost $150-200 to fix. I explained I was going to trade it in, they suggested NOT to do the work and just trade the car in. Great, what do I owe you? Nothing! What? You guys spent a couple hours just figuring out the problem, plus it sat in your shop forever. Nah, you're a friend of a friend. Ummm, o.k.

That Fri., I ordered about 4 pizza's and some cokes and had them delivered to the shop.

After I got my truck (used) I decided I better get a brake job. I called to schedule an appointment, gave the guy my name and asked if he remembered me. He said, "Of course, you're the guy that sent all those pizzas. When do you want to come in?".

It's called courtesey. It happens so infrequently, that when it's done, people really remember you for it!

I wish everyone would act this way!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-03, 10:29 AM   #9
Chi
Rides with Cows
 
Chi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Fixing a flat
Bikes: Trek 7000
Posts: 1,232
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's nice ...
__________________
Chi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-03, 11:38 AM   #10
Kev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Bikes:
Posts: 1,652
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I totaly agree with A2p, when you work in a service industry you get abused all the time by customers, owners, salesman. Some days it is pure hell depending where you work. I work in computer service dept for quite a few years, I would say half dozen times we had customers bring us lunch etc. it makes you feel like they appreciate what you do for them. ANd you remember them.
Kev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-03, 08:10 AM   #11
Funbags
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Very true.. I'll throw em something... Pizza or whatever.
Funbags is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:36 PM.