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Damage(8 posts)

Jan 26, 2003 8:49 AM
If anyone is interested here are the before and after pictures of my frame. I should have rooted through my picture pile and found them before starting the auction.

Jan 26, 2003 8:49 AM
Heres the damage.
This frame is scrap metalAlexx
Jan 27, 2003 5:04 AM
If you try to sell it, not only will you have it returened, you will also end up with an eBay rating of -1. This is the kiss of death for eBay users-nobody will EVER bid on anything you offer, and sellers are allowed to refuse bids you make on other mercaindise. Oh, BTW, if somebody DOES buy this frame, build it up, have the frame break and crash, they will sue your @$$ off. If Camerotti is sponsoring you, they'll sue them, too.
Take this frame to the local metal recyclers. They'll give you $.25/lb for it. That's the best solution.
re: DamageJuanmoretime
Jan 26, 2003 9:46 AM
Nick, not to bash on you, everybody else did. With that bump on the down tube, you've trashed the frame. Whatever you hit has buckled the frame. It's worth about whatever aluminum is going for a pound. Sometimes you have to eat it and I think this is one of those times.
Agree - here's a possible diagram of the impact...PdxMark
Jan 26, 2003 11:23 AM
The bend in the bottom of the top tube 2 and the "bubble" in the down tube 3 sound like the head tube was pushed back - folding the lower end of the head tube further back than the top end of the head tube. That folding, or buckling, changes the orientation of the headtube - and the strength of the frame. A weaker fork 1 might have spared the frame, at the expense of you hitting face first even harder than you did.

Can a wheel even fit in front of the downtube with the head tube buckled back?
The fork was bent forwardPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jan 26, 2003 11:58 AM
At first I thought the collision caused the bend in the fork... but then I realized it was bent forward and not backwards. So this leads me to believe as I did as I was going for a face plant into the ground my bike seperated from me and landed right side up causing at least the back wheel to break and the front if it wasn't already. The downtube is hardly buckled... its not noticable to the eye unless you know exactly where to look and you can hardly feel it unless you know exactly where to feel.

Then the dents in the top tube are just from the handlebar.

full disclosure is the keyDougSloan
Jan 27, 2003 6:57 AM
If you fully disclose all the damage, you are certainly free to sell it, and shouldn't bear any liability for whatever happens afterwards. Put a nice big bold type disclosure in the ad. I don't know why anyone would buy it, but that's their problem.


Thanks for the disclaimer Doug :) (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Jan 27, 2003 11:30 AM