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My bike was assaulted.

Old 01-30-18, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
Final sanding:
1 layer of 3k weave?
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The trick is to get a beater, paint it black, and tell your partner it is for emergencies.

The bit by bit replace everything.

Eventually you will need to get a frame ... but nowadays most frames are black anyway .... you can cover the decals with electrical tape.
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Old 01-30-18, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
The trick is to get a beater, paint it black, and tell your partner it is for emergencies.

The bit by bit replace everything.

Eventually you will need to get a frame ... but nowadays most frames are black anyway .... you can cover the decals with electrical tape.
The trick is to have an SO that also shares your love of cycling. Then it just costs twice as much to upgrade.
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Old 01-30-18, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
I feel like that repair is cosmetic only. I'm not sure if it would improve or repair the structural integrity of the tube.
You are correct.
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Old 01-30-18, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
1 layer of 3k weave?

One layer with overlap so two layers at the damaged area,

yes, they say 3k weave.
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Old 01-31-18, 01:52 AM
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Finished product- used some black paint that I had on hand, maybe can find a better match later.
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see if they have a security camera with video of what happened
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Old 01-31-18, 08:52 AM
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That repair looks really good. Do you feel like you can trust it indefinitely?
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Old 01-31-18, 11:56 AM
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Nice job!
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can you still get your S.O. to accept that you need a new bike?
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Old 02-01-18, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
can you still get your S.O. to accept that you need a new bike?
After all this work to 'fix' the existing bike, I'm thinking he's actually HURT the chances of a new bike...
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Old 02-02-18, 02:40 AM
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can you still get your S.O. to accept that you need a new bike?
Can anyone ever?
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Back on the road.
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Put that old bike in storage and get one of these...

Kidding aside, the Tarmac is an incredible bike, I would love to own one
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
Not for nothing, but Specialized frames improved dramatically between 2007 and 2017 (one man's opinion). Time to promote your repaired bike to backup status.
Does that mean I should not buy a very lightly used 2006 Tarmac Ive got my eye on?
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Old 09-17-19, 09:27 PM
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Does that mean I should not buy a very lightly used 2006 Tarmac Ive got my eye on?
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No, definitely buy it. High odds the current owner wants a new one.
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Old 09-17-19, 10:31 PM
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The bike is still going strong.

Newer ones probably ride better, but have a stupid seat post clamp,

and I'm loath to break up the 10 speed stable, or to spend $$$.
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
The trick is to have an SO that also shares your love of cycling. Then it just costs twice as much to upgrade.
@Kimmo, it's not a trick really, but it's great to date a woman that really appreciates riding top notch equipment. It can get expensive, but it's only money.

Money is worthless if you never spend it.
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Allegedly** assaulted.

Looks like surface scratches to me. Don't think it has structural damages, but you never know. Did you have the frame inspected? I would have wrapped the whole thing instead. New color = new bike (well, sort of). lol

This is why I don't leave my bike out of my sight.

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