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anyone have experience w/ trek crash replacement?(7 posts)

anyone have experience w/ trek crash replacement?lancewannabe
Aug 30, 2003 9:11 AM
my 1 year old 5900 can now fit in a suitcase thanks to an 85 year old driver pulling out in front of me. can anyone give me any idea of what I can expect, money wise, from their crash replcement service? lbs only said that I can expect "some" money.
re: anyone have experience w/ trek crash replacement?CARBON110
Aug 30, 2003 11:59 AM
I got $400 after being run over by a car. Same bike as you. I called Trek rep up and said" I have owned 8 high end OCLVs and just got hit by a car. I would greatly appreciate you giving me a new frame thankns" He said " LOL and I will see what I can do" They sent me $4bills which I thought was rather generous since they didnt have to at all. If it is a racing crash they give you a enw frame but car is a little different. Did you get hurt?
thats a bit better than I expected.lancewannabe
Aug 30, 2003 12:23 PM
I have a feeling that it probably depends a lot on who you talk to, type, age of bike etc...was that for the bike or frame?

I was hurt, thank you for asking: broken clavicle, punctured lung (from a piece of the clavicle), I lost 12 teeth, broken jaw (wired shut right now), and a partridge in a pear tree. I am expected to recover 100%...replacment teeth will take a while though.
Just some FYi............CARBON110
Aug 30, 2003 3:01 PM
It was for the frame. When I got hit I got the best lawyer in the city. Make sure you interview alot of them. I know its the best lawyer because a friend cycling buddy of mine is the city attorny and he said ...get this guy. I am sueing the woman who hit me for $200+k for damage,pain,idiocy,refusing to help,breaking my tibia/fibia/ankle and setting back my cycling enormously. She just pleaded guilty to all of her traffic violations and it felt very good emotionally. Sorry you got hit. It must have been aweful for you. I went through a mental horror for about 2 months. Just angry since I could not walk at all and had to be pushed around the house. Allow yourself some leisure to feel mad but also remind yourself that you will get back on your bike. Its an amazing feeling to get back on your bike and you may go through some conflict as to whether its worth it or not. I highly suggest you give alot of space for your comfort level and redeveloping your skills. When you do get back on your bike you will feel very happy to conquering any fear/hesitations you have and it makes you stronger as a person. I just started lifting weights, 6 months after my accident. I can only press 50lbs with my legs. Before I was pressing 300lb! during my max workouts. But I got on the bike 2 1/2 months after my accident just riding the trainer. Now I can push all the same gears and I feel strong but my leg is still weak. Your collar bone will heal fast..I dont know anything about lung puntures.
I don't understand...Fez
Aug 30, 2003 8:21 PM
Why would they pay you money for a frame you crashed? So they could send it to R&D and test it?

It sounds more logical for them to offer $400 off a deep discount price for a new one or something else that would keep you as a Trek OCLV rider.

Just don't understand why they would give you $$cash.
sorrylancewannabe
Aug 31, 2003 11:06 AM
you are correct...the crash replacement goes towards a replacement, not cash.
You should be made whole...Uncle Tim
Aug 30, 2003 1:27 PM
If the accident is the fault of the other driver, it is obvious that his insurance company will be on the line to cover all of your medical expenses and should reimburse you for the cost of an equivalent bike.

They should also throw in a little something to cover pain and suffering.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery!