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    Mountain goat go4gr8's Avatar
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    BMC Bicycle Obituary

    RIP - 2009 BMC Team Machine SLT01 - March 11 2010 to July 20, 2010

    She met her death very suddenly in her short life. A car had stopped in front her after making a hasty left turn. Travelling at 20mph, the quick steed had no chance to stop and thus collided with the Mazda CX-7. The cause of the whole incident was most likely a hurried driver not paying attention and wanting to go in front of the steed - not so, for she was fast and elegant. She was beautiful and powerful. She had the approval of many riders from the gaze of their eyes and the lust in their hearts. Unfortunate then, that she had yet to find out her potential having only run 5 races this season.

    Her diagnosis is a cracked joint where the headtube and the downtube meets. This makes her unrideable. The fork didn't fare any better after having been tested - it croaked by making a popping noise. The only repairable piece is the Reynolds front wheel. But alas, the rest of her organs will be transplanted to the new skeleton where her spirit will hopefully reside for a very long time.

    Visiting hours will be limited once the owner decides what to do with the broken skeleton. Perhaps hung on the wall, or framed in a frame - to live on longer than when she was on the road and be admired once again.





    Riding since 1987
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    Too bad, so sad.

    She was just a pup.
    Litespeed, lasts a lifetime.

    Specialized Tarmac, lasts a lifetime, or until it breaks.

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    Steel is real, baby! frpax's Avatar
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    Sorry to hear, man. I hope her replacement serves you well!

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    The driver is paying for a new one or something? U missed all that part.

    Sorry for the bike i bet the driver when found out the price of the bike got speechless

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    Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped. BarracksSi's Avatar
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    Nice obit.

    Too bad that the crash wasn't in a race. The SLT is what made me want a BMC for myself.

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    Wow, I hope you could recover the costs with the driver's insurance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by go4gr8 View Post
    Visiting hours will be limited once the owner decides what to do with the broken skeleton. Perhaps hung on the wall, or framed in a frame - to live on longer than when she was on the road and be admired once again.
    Cut the bottom bracket out and use it for a doorstop.

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    Thanks for the condolences, guys.

    The driver doesn't know yet - not until I know exactly the replacement cost. The EMS crew knows roughly and they were floored.

    I'm in contact with the insurance company and i have yet to get the last number which matters most - and what frame may come my way.

    Stay tuned...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    Nice obit.

    Too bad that the crash wasn't in a race. The SLT is what made me want a BMC for myself.
    Yeah..it would have been glorious.
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    Did see have a groupo donors card???

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowSpinner View Post
    Did she have a groupo donors card???
    Very good question...

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    Quote Originally Posted by go4gr8 View Post
    Thanks for the condolences, guys.

    The driver doesn't know yet - not until I know exactly the replacement cost. The EMS crew knows roughly and they were floored.

    I'm in contact with the insurance company and i have yet to get the last number which matters most - and what frame may come my way.

    Stay tuned...
    Wow, the driver is going to have a rude awakening. She/he will likely to not make the same mistake again Please keep us posted and look forward to the pictures of your next ride.

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    Would you please record the conversation with her when you are telling her that the frame replacement is x amount of money? I bet the chick will freak out and will try to get out of the problem...

    Stil dont understand so well what happened, the chick just cross you and you crash her? Or she just crash your car and the bike was smashed?

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    Aero bars?????

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    Man, RIP dude. I love that bike.

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    She's now in Bike Heaven sitting next to Jebus.

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    Is a ukulele player in a mandolin town and banned from all bars by the chief of police unless he leaves his strings and gravy at the front door.

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    Btw, CC just posted on Facebook that they are selling a fully-blinged Team Machine for $4600 (regular price $7000). A customer return after 100 miles b/c it didnt fit.

    In case you want a replacement

    V.
    Peace is knowing someone else is suffering more than you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therhodeo View Post
    Aero bars?????
    I use it for our state TT series. Does the job very well until I get a TT bike!

    Last edited by go4gr8; 07-24-10 at 07:26 AM. Reason: added picture
    Riding since 1987
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    Quote Originally Posted by vkalia View Post
    Btw, CC just posted on Facebook that they are selling a fully-blinged Team Machine for $4600 (regular price $7000). A customer return after 100 miles b/c it didnt fit.

    In case you want a replacement

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    Thanks for the tip! I will consider it.
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    Sorry for your loss. Hopefully she reincarnates as an Impec. Hopefully you're in better shape than the bike too.

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    Rip
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    Two wheels good. Four wheels bad.

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    Mountain goat go4gr8's Avatar
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    I did a bit of research and found out the possibility of getting an SLT, but for retail. (Not sure if they have any in stock.) However, BMC may come back to me and say "we'll offer you the SLR" as the frame replacement since the SLT is out of production.

    So what do you think? If it came to a choice between the two, should I choose the SLR over the SLT?

    Has anyone had riding experience with the SLR01?
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    The SLR01 is the current top end, not counting the Impec. It's a $3500 full carbon frameset currently in use in the pro peloton - what's not to like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorMantra View Post
    The SLR01 is the current top end, not counting the Impec. It's a $3500 full carbon frameset currently in use in the pro peloton - what's not to like?
    I'm wondering about the ride qualities. I've read a couple of reviews and it was stellar (as were the SLT's). I'd like to know the comparison between them.
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    Impec is sex.

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