I was in an accident, a driver turned left in front of me at an
intersection when I had the right of way. There's witnesses, the
woman driver admitted fault so looks like I've got a claim.
I hit her about 15-20 mph, put a fat dent in her right rear quarter panel. So not a inconsequential impact. So, I've got a jammed thumb, a little road rash and very sore shoulder, fortunately no broken bones - I'll live to fight another day.
So here's the question, if CF parts look okay after a significant impact should they still be replaced? For that matter, even aluminum parts? My main concern is the Giant TCR Frame. Details of the accident below.
When I surveyed the bike afterwards, both wheels were knocked out of alignment. The chain was off and part of it tangled in the rear wheel, it also came off the rear dérailleur lower pulley wheel. The bars and left brake were both about 30 degrees off center. Neither tire was flat. Left Record Shifter/Brake (lever and hood) scraped, ax-lightness endurance saddle scraped, Left side pedal (crank bros). All the cork tape on
the left side. I'll want those replaced, I can't see the insurance
arguing about that. But after I got the chain back on, put the wheels
and bars back in place it all looked okay.
So back to the question, would you insist on getting the frame and fork replaced also? I mean, I'm hesitant to want to ride these any more then I did already after that accident. Not to mention the alu. bars and stem.
Last edited by bobalou on Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.