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How do I know if my frame is shot?(10 posts)

How do I know if my frame is shot?xcmntgeek
May 29, 2003 6:43 AM
This may sound desperate, beacuse I am. I got hit by a car on Tuesday, and although I escaped without any damage my bike went under the car and got beat up pretty bad. I was able to salvage all of the components; but I'm worried about the frame and fork. The frame (a 2001 Schwinn Fastback limited) has a large dent in the downtube about half way down and the fork has some scratches a good couple mm deep into the carbon near the steerer tube. The only crack I can find is a small one (.5 cm) in the dent. But, it doesn't go all the way through. If I have to, I will replace the frame/fork, but the driver never stopped and the financial burden would fall entirely on me. Any suggestions? I'm not to opptomistic
If it looks like this................MR_GRUMPY
May 29, 2003 7:51 AM
Nah, a little duct tape with fix that frame up just fine, Grumpykjr39
May 29, 2003 8:12 AM
Sell it on EBay!!! (nm)Alexx
May 29, 2003 10:56 AM
Nick might be interested. nmJuanmoretime
May 29, 2003 12:26 PM
Whad did YOU end up looking like? (nm)tigas
May 29, 2003 6:37 PM
Wont the insurace co. get you a brand new one!nmthe bull
May 29, 2003 9:00 AM
It's shotjtolleson
May 29, 2003 1:44 PM
A "big dent" in an al downtube, including a .5cm crack means bye-bye. Unfortunately, there's no good repair option.

Here's hoping that there will be an opportunity to recover the cost of a new ride from the driver or an insurance co.
re: How do I know if my frame is shot?rogue_CT1
May 29, 2003 9:51 PM
Claim it under your homeowners or renters insurance.
re: How do I know if my frame is shot?xcmntgeek
May 31, 2003 5:34 AM
I bought a new Frame and Fork (Orbea XLR8R with a Columbus Muscle fork) and thanks to a great sponsor it ended up being less than my deductable. Thanks for the advice!