Bike crash - wheel replacement

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Perry, 26 Jun 2008.

  1. Perry

    Perry Senior Member

    East London/Essex
    Hi Folks, this is my 1st post so please be gentle with me.

    I was knocked off my bike by a milk float! (Yep, Ernie is back in town)

    I was not insured and it looks like I am gonna have to go through a small claims court to get the dosh to repair my bike.

    Basically I need a new rear wheel.

    They don't make that model anymore so I was advised to go for the RS 10 or RS 20.

    How can I justify, changing the front wheel?

    I don't want odd wheels, but what do I say in court to say why I changed both wheels when only one is damaged?

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section.
  2. No need for a small claim, the milk float will have insurance. Get quotes from two or three bike shops for replacement of your wheelset it's perfectly acceptable to expect that your bike be restored to it's pre-crash condition. Making a claim can be a right pain and take an age so it's important that you act quickly and keep a record of all your dealings with the insurance co. Write a report of the crash in minute detail and be really assertive with them. If you use the bike to commute a threat to include taxi fares for the whole time your bike is out of action might speed the process up.
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