First post I'm afraid.
Got knocked off my bike on Tuesday (Trek 1400). The front wheel is a write off however I'm wondering if the integrity of the frame and forks may have been compromised. Impact was from the side and I think the car drove over the front wheel. I haven't looked for signs of damage yet, but what are the tell tale signs I should be looking for?
Or should I just claim of the blokes insurance for a new one stating you can't conclusively tell whether its safe or not. It made a hell of a bang apparently (the incident)... The driver wasn't looking where he was going and hit me at around 18 to 20 mph.
Also, should I be looking for other signs of damage. The bike has a carbon stem and the handlebars have twisted round a fair bit..... Are there any issues with carbon becoming stressed if friction is applied (i.e. twisting the bars round)
Thanks in advance....