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Old 07-08-08, 11:34 AM
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No More Bike.

so in the span of two months, i went from having two race worthy bikes to zero.

first, my old steel bike (my first bike), was stolen from my gf's apartment. she said she wanted ot ride it for the past 6 months, but it never left the house, and one day when she went to do her laundry it was gone. grrrr. i would have just kept it at my place if i would have known that she wasn't going to ride it.

my new race bike just got crashed on sunday. fork shattered, down tube buckled. i think all of the other parts are okay.

all i have left is my track bike for training until i can scrape together a new bike.

i am sad.

has anyone else had a situation like this? what do you do, aside from make sure not to crash the track bike? buy a new bike, get a teammate's old frame, steal pcad's stuff, start collecting baseball cards, etc.?
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Old 07-08-08, 11:48 AM
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I would say "keep a backup bike" but it appears that your backup bike was the first one to disappear.

Leader Bikes always has frames on eBay for cheap, so does Fetish Cycles.
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Old 07-08-08, 11:51 AM
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ouch! hope you are OK. that's the main thing, the bike is just "stuff". Do whatever you can afford to ... sounds like a new schwag opportunity to me...
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Enjoy the break.
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Old 07-08-08, 12:56 PM
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For a cheapish great bike, go to coloradocyclist and buy one of their build kits. They have Red build with Renolds Assult CF Clincher wheels for like 2300, then pick up a cheap frame off ebay. They have cheaper options as well
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Old 07-08-08, 01:21 PM
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It sounds like you just need a frame and fork. ebay an old CAAD 7 or something.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:34 PM
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^^+1, snag a cheap frame on ebay, CAAD, Leader or something and switch you parts over.
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Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no View Post
so in the span of two months, i went from having two race worthy bikes to zero.

first, my old steel bike (my first bike), was stolen from my gf's apartment. she said she wanted ot ride it for the past 6 months, but it never left the house, and one day when she went to do her laundry it was gone. grrrr. i would have just kept it at my place if i would have known that she wasn't going to ride it.

my new race bike just got crashed on sunday. fork shattered, down tube buckled. i think all of the other parts are okay.

all i have left is my track bike for training until i can scrape together a new bike.

i am sad.


has anyone else had a situation like this? what do you do, aside from make sure not to crash the track bike? buy a new bike, get a teammate's old frame, steal pcad's stuff, start collecting baseball cards, etc.?
yep. stopped riding for 4 years. had other priorities at the time.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:45 PM
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rest up. take advantage of the time off the bike to get fully recovered. buy your dream bike. and get a new girl friend
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Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no View Post
so in the span of two months, i went from having two race worthy bikes to zero.

first, my old steel bike (my first bike), was stolen from my gf's apartment. she said she wanted ot ride it for the past 6 months, but it never left the house, and one day when she went to do her laundry it was gone. grrrr. i would have just kept it at my place if i would have known that she wasn't going to ride it.

my new race bike just got crashed on sunday. fork shattered, down tube buckled. i think all of the other parts are okay.

all i have left is my track bike for training until i can scrape together a new bike.

i am sad.

has anyone else had a situation like this? what do you do, aside from make sure not to crash the track bike? buy a new bike, get a teammate's old frame, steal pcad's stuff, start collecting baseball cards, etc.?
If you can scrape together a couple hundred bucks, Scattante frames out of Performance Bikes is probably your best bang for your buck as far as new frames go. $200 will get you something to hang your race bike components on until you can afford something nicer.

If you've got some teammates, then chances are that one of them has a spare bike/frame lying around. One of my teammates is in this situation and has been borrowing one of our "director sportif's" spare bikes. Hell, if you were in Oregon and my size, I'd probably lend you a bike.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
It sounds like you just need a frame and fork. ebay an old CAAD 7 or something.
+1. And lay a good heavy guilt trip on your gf to be sure she makes it up to you. In fact this could be a great opportunity to get her to do that thing in bed that she'd never let you do.
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Old 07-08-08, 01:58 PM
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I saw your bike after the wreck. Sorry that had to happen.

You're taller than I am so I doubt I could help out in the interim with my spare bike (size 56 Trek 5200)

To answer your question, if I was in that situation, I would in order:

1. See if my team mates or friends had a spare frame
2. Team deal from bike shop/sponsors
3. Pedal force frame
4. Go butt nutz on an expensive frame and let my wife kill me
5. Craigslist
6. Steal one of Slone's Fujis.
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6. Steal one of Slone's Fujis.
Nice.



Bill, I was trying to find you after the race and Stan said you wrecked. I can't believe 2 weeks in a row a crash at the front of the pack. Chip had a minimum of dislocated shoulder and about 8 people with rash. I'll look around to see what I can find. 58cm Cannondale right?
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+1. And lay a good heavy guilt trip on your gf to be sure she makes it up to you. In fact this could be a great opportunity to get her to do that thing in bed that she'd never let you do.
Yeah, have you picked the other girl yet?
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Old 07-09-08, 12:24 PM
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haha. you guys are awesome. see the thing is, i was planning on getting myself a soloist as either a graduation present or a bar passage present. either way, i was going to go carbon expensive in about a year. wheelie fun multi sport has a 58cm soloist with my name on it right now. however, i am still scared about using the soloist for crits. i know of two teammates that have frames that i can use, so i might go that way and "feed the pig" for another year waiting until i feel worthy of carbon. based on the performance of my caad up until the crash, i can say that it was definately a great frame. i will certainly get another one in the future, if not as a repacement, at least as a backup.

btw, the girlfriend was really good about taking care of me after the crash. she had to drive me home, get bandaids/new skin patches, clean the wounds and blood cell clumps, and deal with me b!tching for two days.

also, slone, guard your fuji collection. anything with a 57.5 cm top tube is fair game
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Nice.



Bill, I was trying to find you after the race and Stan said you wrecked. I can't believe 2 weeks in a row a crash at the front of the pack.
Chip had a minimum of dislocated shoulder and about 8 people with rash. I'll look around to see what I can find. 58cm Cannondale right?
Class 6 separation (worst kind), surgery Friday.

Take it easy out there.
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Whoops. I was telling him it was better than a collarbone because he probably wouldn't need surgery. I take it he won't be climbing in California then either.
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Ive got a 56 moto SL frame that i have tried to give away before,,but it sounds too small for you.
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Whoops. I was telling him it was better than a collarbone because he probably wouldn't need surgery. I take it he won't be climbing in California then either.
At one of my races, I got acquainted with a guy who went down hard the day previous and separated his shoulder (amongst other, very painful, injuries). His doctor apparently said that he would have been much better off if his collarbone had simply broken. Bones heal. Ligaments that are badly damaged require surgery.
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