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Old 11-18-05, 03:17 PM   #1
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Tight Clearance

Really tight. So tight I can only turn left.

I got hit by a car (wear a helmet!). So now my beater's gone... How long does it take to get a Jonny made, again?
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Old 11-18-05, 03:20 PM   #2
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I find it really interesting that the wheel seems perfectly fine.
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Old 11-18-05, 03:21 PM   #3
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daaaaaaaaammmmmmmn

that **** is crazy son!
glad to hear you're okay.
for what its worth... that frame looked nice!

BUT DAMNIT!!
WHAT IS GOING ON!?
WHY IS EVERYONE GETTING HIT RECENTLY !?
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I think I have that same frame sans decals.

What kind of tubing is that frame made out of? (the sticker on the seat tube under the top tube)

are the dropouts stamped "kuwuhara"?
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Old 11-18-05, 03:29 PM   #5
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sheldon sez:

"Soma
A short-lived brand of decent-quality bikes."
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Old 11-18-05, 03:35 PM   #7
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is the frame borked? or just the fork?

ps. uhuhuh.. "borked fork"
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Old 11-18-05, 04:08 PM   #8
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if you look at the pics you'll see some pretty life-ending bends in the top tube and down tube
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...and I've seen lots of bikes at our junkyard with perfectly true wheels and destroyed forks from front-end collisions...wheels are pretty amazing
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Looks very similar to what happened to me ! Strangely enough, my wheel was fine too 'cos I was trying to turn right when I hit the car... Are you ok? Was it just the bike that got forked?
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nice headtube angle though, totally not-slack.
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Old 11-18-05, 05:09 PM   #12
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**** man, just get a fork w/ about 60mm or rake and put that bad boy back on the road!

PS. *token "compact geometry" joke*
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Old 11-18-05, 05:15 PM   #13
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I had that exact thing happen Thrift Store beater I had many many years ago. Til this thread I racked it up as a fluke.

Hope your doing ok
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just got back from a local race here. same exact thing happened to one of our riders. and i also thought it was crazy that his wheel seems prefectly true... odd.

also the driver that hit him offered to buy him a new fork and stuff. did the person that hit you seem cool with fronting your bill?
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Old 11-19-05, 10:30 AM   #15
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Thanks everybody. Now I just need to think about a reasonable replacement for this. Maybe a Mark V. I'm going to get it to the LBS for an estimate, so I guess I'll see what happens.
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"Soma - A short-lived brand of decent-quality bikes."
That's just about right.
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Old 11-19-05, 11:20 AM   #16
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I hit a car a few weeks ago and took the same damage. I had to flip around the handlebars and the wheel so that the wheel fit and I could ride it home. I thought it very strange that my radial front wheel took no damage at all while the fork and frame were dead.
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