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    Neighbor killed my bike!!

    So I decided to hack some braze-ons off my bike. I borrowed some powersaw thing from my neighbor to get them off and smoth em out later. I turn around to plug in the saws extra battery and he decides to give it a go. I come back and he has hacked halfway through my top tube.

    Well I certainly can't ride it now. what am I supposed to do? he offered to have some guy at work weld it. I was planning on ordering a new frame soon because this one is too small anyways, but I was waiting until I had a steady job. Am I now forced to buy a new frame? I was thinking about a spicer.

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    Yeah, your friend ****ing sucks.
    "I owe everyone an apology" - hyperrevue

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    ...but that poor little braze on wasn't hurting anybody! go for the spicer.

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    stupid braze-ons think they're so great... I say screw 'em
    Sucks to your ass-mar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperRevue
    Yeah, your friend ****ing sucks.
    Pretty much.

    Just invent the metal TT protector. Weld a sleeve of steel over that part of the frame. Start a new fad. Just never ever crash.

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    That was definitely intensional.
    .cinelli.olympic.surly.long.haul.trucker.kona.ku.surly.steamroller.
    .litespeed.classic.litespeed.firenze.bianchi.pista.dean.colonel.plus.more.

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    sucks. usually you can just rip those suckers off with some pliers. i say perfect excuse for a new frame.

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    wow, so what did he say when you came back and saw what he did?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thurstonboise
    Pretty much.

    Just invent the metal TT protector. Weld a sleeve of steel over that part of the frame. Start a new fad. Just never ever crash.
    It's already been invented. It's called a weld followed with a pipe clamp. I've seen it done...twice.

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    Looks like he missed.

    If it were me and I had the money, I'd use this as a good reason to buy a new frame.

    Also, taking inspiration from this story: http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortway...l/14833690.htm

    I'd start a sign war with the neighbor that killed my bike.

    Good luck.

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    someone should turn that picture into a ytmnd.

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    wow, so what did he say when you came back and saw what he did?
    He said something about being real sorry and talked about getting some guy at work to weld it.

    And the cut goes through the underside too. maybe i should walk around town with my frame and rant about my terrible neighbor.

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    Get a new frame.
    Neighbor should pay half.
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    also a perfect excuse for a new friend

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtyphotons
    also a perfect excuse for a new friend
    or a new enemy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G0balistik
    So I decided to hack some braze-ons off my bike. I borrowed some powersaw thing from my neighbor to get them off and smoth em out later. I turn around to plug in the saws extra battery and he decides to give it a go. I come back and he has hacked halfway through my top tube.

    Well I certainly can't ride it now. what am I supposed to do? he offered to have some guy at work weld it. I was planning on ordering a new frame soon because this one is too small anyways, but I was waiting until I had a steady job. Am I now forced to buy a new frame? I was thinking about a spicer.
    Did you two get permission from your parents before you started this project?

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    Did you two get permission from your parents before you started this project?
    He's an old guy.
    I'm a youngin' but not that young.

    quick question: would a shimano 600 headset fit into a spicer? I know i'll have to get a new bb and seatpost already.

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    You should "G0balistik" on his ass. Or hack his wang halfway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    someone should turn that picture into a ytmnd.

    Here you go - http://brazeon.ytmnd.com/


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    i was thinking about hacking halfway through his truck

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    Battery operated reciprocating saw - $425
    Blades $20
    Finally having a chance to get back at your neighbor for letting his dog sh*t in your yard
    Priceless
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    You're a dick, if your bike gets stolen I hope that you don't get a thread.

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    A third option, if you have a good frame builder in your area and want to salvage the bike, you could probably get the top-tube replaced for about $100. Then plan on adding another $100 or so for an inexpensive powerdcoat.

    A quick google search revealed these bike builders who work in steel near you
    http://www.anvilbikes.com/
    http://www.columbinecycle.com/

    and I got my pricing from cycles bikyle in bryn mawr.
    http://www.bikyle.com/Repaints.htm

    Just an idea.
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    i always think these sort of "my friend" stories are really just people trying to cover their own mistakes.

    maybe you should kill him with your bike and start a new thread entitled "neighbor killed by bike". or at least stuff a dog turd under the handle of his car door.

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    i always think these sort of "my friend" stories are really just people trying to cover their own mistakes.
    Pfff i'm glad im not the one who fuxored it up. I would feel like such an idiot and I could only blame myself.

    As for the replacing the top tube. I found this bike for free and its just a peugeot. I was already looking for a bigger frame cause im 6'3" and I look like a clown on this one. But thanks, I would definitely look into that if I didn't need something bigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizzam

    I was thinking it should use the mike tysons punch out music. Even though I am sick of internet memes and dumb referential humor I would probably laugh at that.

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