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my bike broke today

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by buggi, 18 Oct 2007.

  1. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    :ohmy:

    i loved my bike

    i must be too fat
     
  2. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    not the new one!? If not, sounds like the old one is making a plea for attention.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    i haven't got the new one yet :ohmy: i wasn't planning on getting it until next spring.
     
  4. Dormouse

    Dormouse New Member

    So what is broken? Is it terminal?
     
  5. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    yep, it's fatal. the frame snapped by the seat post (upon examination by numerous cyclists at work we concluded it was due to me having my seat post at max height). i'm so sad :ohmy: my bike still looks shiny and new. now i have no bike except one guy at work is now going to sell me his spare carbon frame for £65 (and better still, he's a top bloke and i know he will have looked after it so it won't be in naff condition)

    lucky for me it didn't go right through (was about 5mm of intact metal left) or i might have had a nasty accident (or a cheap thrill !) and it happened 20 yards from work after a 17 mile ride.
     
  6. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Look on it not as a setback, but an opportunity. Go out and treat yourself to an expensive replacement, the cyclists comfort equivalent of opening the chocolate cupboard.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    yes, i am planning this, but i was planning on it next spring. so i need something to tide me over without eating into my savings.

    she was my first bike tho! i've had her 4 years. RIP
     
  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Is the frame not covered by a lifetime guarantee ? At least you would have a spare frame if you buy the carbon one.
     
  9. OP
    OP
    buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    Location:
    Solihull
    dunno. its only a Carrera, altho having said that it was their top of the range one. my mate at work told me to check.
     
  10. kyuss

    kyuss Über Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    My Carrera broke in exactly the same place (top tube/seat tube weld area?) about three months ago.
     
  11. Warranty it! (Assuming you still have the receipt, that you bought it from new and the shop you bought it from is still in business). Having the seat post at its max is not an issue, it would only affect your warranty if twer beyond its maximum height.
     
  12. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    Buggi, I think it's time you were honest with yourself and us isn't it? Your trip to the bike show resulted in a rather rash expenditure on a new Madone and you need to psychologically justify it to yourself:biggrin: Come on, own up, come clean, it took you ages with that junior hacksaw blade didn't it??????

    Obviously I may be wrong, though I rarely am, and if so, then sieze this opportunity with both hands and get yourself to a decent on-line retailer/LBS and purchase that new bike, you know it makes sense.:ohmy:
     
  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Certain shops online do 6 months interest free credit so you could purchase now and put off paying for it until next spring.
    ps. Do seasons have capital letters? I can't remember:blush:
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    was the frame 7005 aluminium or 6061 aluminium? getting worried as i suspect my virtuoso is the same frame as yours buggi. commiserations btw :ohmy:
     
  15. girofan

    girofan New Member

    :rolleyes::sad: Comiserations, 'buggi'. I know how it feels to lose a bike. It's obviously not the way you wanted to obtain your new bike. You wanted to keep your old trusty steed out of sentiment. Condolenses on your loss. :rolleyes: