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Old 03-30-14, 02:17 PM   #1
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My bike is dead.

Yesterday I inspected the bike I was riding when I got hit. It's not a pretty sight. Dented/bent top tube, bent steerer tube, and both wheels are thrashed.

The rear triangle is still good, so I'll cut off the front half, weld a tube into the BB, and make a work stool out of it.
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Better the bike than you.
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Check all the shops in your area to see if there's any 2013 leftovers or they can get what you're looking for. I found a sweet deal and a step up from what I was riding before my crash. Hopefully insurance will cover some or all of your replacement costs. Hope you're healing up well.
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BoSox...believe you reviewed your injuries in another thread. Hope you mend quickly.
Will give you my credo. When either I or somebody else breaks my $h!t, I always upgrade to make me feel better.
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Check all the shops in your area to see if there's any 2013 leftovers or they can get what you're looking for. I found a sweet deal and a step up from what I was riding before my crash. Hopefully insurance will cover some or all of your replacement costs. Hope you're healing up well.
I'm not at all concerned about replacing this bike. When I got hit I was riding my commuter/SS/C-X bike because I was in the process of refinishing a frameset a friend gave me. All new 6800 components, wheel parts, and misc. parts were already ordered. I had just finished building the wheels(Stan's alpha 340/CX-Ray/BHS hubs), and the frameset is nearly ready to be professionally clearcoated.
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I know you're not replacing it, but still a bummer.

I wish I would have kept my cracked fuji and hung it on the wall.
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I know you're not replacing it, but still a bummer.

I wish I would have kept my cracked fuji and hung it on the wall.
I have a small collection of helmets that have given their life to save mine.

Normally I don't save broken frames because a broken frame is a failure. A smashed helmet that kept me from a serious head injury, is a hero in my book.
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I have a small collection of helmets that have given their life to save mine.

Normally I don't save broken frames because a broken frame is a failure. A smashed helmet that kept me from a serious head injury, is a hero in my book.
What happened, how did u get in an accident? It sounds like you had several crashes before?
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What happened, how did u get in an accident? It sounds like you had several crashes before?
I was hit from behind by a motor vehicle.

FTR, I was not wearing earbuds at the time, and I never heard the vehicle coming up behind me.
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can you salvage a bottle cage?
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Hey I'm glad it was the bike and not you. Still, getting any insurance help? Seems to me the guy should give you $$ for your losses. I want to know the day you get back on the road. I'm rooting for you. And while the Mets will always be no. 1 in my heart, I'm a huge Red Sox fan, too. So we have that in common.
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I was hit from behind by a motor vehicle.

FTR, I was not wearing earbuds at the time, and I never heard the vehicle coming up behind me.
That's horrifying.
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can you salvage a bottle cage?
I'm stripping off the Thomson stem, King headset, Miche track hubs, Cane creek levers, Avid cantis, FSA cranks, and SPD pedals.

Sadly the bike was built in a hurry, and chain lube wasn't enough to keep the Thomson seatpost from welding itself to the frame over time.
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I'm stripping off the Thomson stem, King headset, Miche track hubs, Cane creek levers, Avid cantis, FSA cranks, and SPD pedals.

Sadly the bike was built in a hurry, and chain lube wasn't enough to keep the Thomson seatpost from welding itself to the frame over time.
I have a Thompson seat post I think. It came on my '12 Ridley Orion. It's yours if you want it. And if it fits. I'm not that up on this stuff. I replaced it with a zero setback. Got no use for it now.
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I have a Thompson seat post I think. It came on my '12 Ridley Orion. It's yours if you want it. And if it fits. I'm not that up on this stuff. I replaced it with a zero setback. Got no use for it now.
Thanks for the very generous offer, but it's not necessary. The bike was my commuter/beater built up from a Moto-Bacon SS/C-X frameset, and a bunch of quality parts that were sitting in my parts bin. All just stuff leftover from other past builds. The only reason I continued to use this frame was because the frame was worthless to anyone with a different inseam length(37.1" actual). I just hated to waste a perfectly good frameset and seatpost combo, so I kept using it.
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Thankfully you are home and recovering, as I take it from your other threads, that is the best part. Glad it was not you big time main bicycle, that you are putting together, losing your commuter is bad enough. As said, Better the bicycle than you being "dead". We need you here, alive and riding when you heal up. The shop seat sounds like a nice souvenir from everything you have been through, too.

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I was hit from behind by a motor vehicle.

FTR, I was not wearing earbuds at the time, and I never heard the vehicle coming up behind me.
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it wasn't one of those sneaky electric cars, was it?
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it wasn't one of those sneaky electric cars, was it?
No. IIRC it was a Diesel dually pickup truck.
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Dang. Glad you're okay/recovering. That's pretty scary. Maybe helmet mirrors are a good idea after all. I may invest. I love your idea of the workstool, though! You should post a couple pics when it comes together.
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