Questions about purchasing bicycles and parts
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Hi, a few months back I was hit by a car while riding my Cannondale carbon fibre bike. Very fortunately, I received no breaks (just bruises, scrapes and scratches; and I'm going to phyiso weekly) but the bike certainly did break .
Hopefully you can see one of the cracks from this photo (there are a couple of other cracks too). Both wheels are broken, cleats quite scratched too.
Well, I was holding onto the frame to send to a repairer (in due course, when I get the cash), when a mate has said he'd like to buy it from me.
So, my question is, what would a fair price be (for me and him) ... thanks.
Trek Domane 5.2
If I was in your position and got fair compensation after the crash so that I was able to replace my bike, I would be inclined to give the old frame away.
The repairs on the frame won't be cheap...
2009 Giant CRX2
2010 Malvern Star Oppy C6
2014 Giant Propel Advanced 1
Is damage like that ever really repairable? Surely if that lot was laid up with new carbon fibre, the characteristics of the frame would be completely changed and there would still be weak points in the finished job.
I'm no expert but I don't see how that could be repaired to be anything like original.
From some of the photos I've seen of bikes that Paint My Bike in Brisbane have done, I think it would be repairable, but even if you gave him the frame for nothing, I doubt it would be worth doing.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
There's someone on this forum somewhere who wants unusable carbon frames for an art project. If you're just gonna tip it, consider giving it to him/her. Can't quite recall which thread/board.
The person wanting the carbon frames for an art project posted as a wanted add in the wanted section (market place want to buy)
If you dropped your bike against a door frame and the top tube cracked then yeah, send it to Paint My Bike for a repair. The fact you got HIT BY A CAR means the total construction of the bike is compromised and therefore not safe to ride anymore.
Carbon can crack upon impact. Its the severity of impact that will determine the future safety. Dropped against a coffee table at the cafe? Fix it. Slammed by a car door at 30kph to a dead stop? Ditch it.
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