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My Trek 2200 was killed...

Old 05-04-08, 08:48 AM
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My Trek 2200 was killed...

and I was supposed to be riding in my very first 5 Borough today.

Just wondering if anyone ever get plowed into by some moron while their bike was on the rack?

What exactly did the moron's insurance cover?

To make things more complicated, itís a discontinued model and it was a 06 clearance sale. So if they cover what I paid, I'm only going to be able to get a POS.

On the other hand, even if they do cover the REAL cost to replace, the model has been discontinued, and there isn't really an equivalent. Basically Iím either going to have to get one model down from what I had or upgrade to an entry level carbon.
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Old 05-04-08, 09:59 AM
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My old Concorde SS conversion was on the rack when I got rear ended back in the 90's. They fixed the truck, paid $400 for the rack and the bike. That was about right to replace both at the time.

But that was a relatively inexpensive bike, I expect a fight will be in order for a more costly bike like your trek.
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It's usually less of a hassle than you're probably anticipating.

The other driver is obligated to "make you whole" - to put you into the financial position you were in before the accident. The claims adjuster's job is to minimize the claim plus expense outlay. He's also "on the clock" running up expense so it's in his best interest to settle the claim quickly if he can do so fairly.
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Old 05-04-08, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by maddyfish View Post
My old Concorde SS conversion was on the rack when I got rear ended back in the 90's. They fixed the truck, paid $400 for the rack and the bike. That was about right to replace both at the time.

But that was a relatively inexpensive bike, I expect a fight will be in order for a more costly bike like your trek.
Amazingly the rack seems fine, except for some scratches on the paint.
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Old 05-04-08, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
It's usually less of a hassle than you're probably anticipating.

The other driver is obligated to "make you whole" - to put you into the financial position you were in before the accident. The claims adjuster's job is to minimize the claim plus expense outlay. He's also "on the clock" running up expense so it's in his best interest to settle the claim quickly if he can do so fairly.
Well they did include the bike in the accident report. And I reported it to my insurance when I called.
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