possible stress fractures in carbon

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by HandyAndy, Mar 28, 2004.

  1. HandyAndy

    HandyAndy New Member

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    Hi all.Unfortunately I had an accident with a car last week.A car reversed into me, buckling my front wheel and driving over the bottom of my crank, bending the 53 chainring.I'm concerned that the bike may have stress fractures now.It looks fine, but thinking of the pressure that must have gone on the frame(enough to bend a 53 tooth chainring enough so it couldnt turn) I'm concerned.FWIW its a colnago c40 with 04 dura ace(I know...I'm still crying!!!)

    Anyone have any ideas?
     
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  2. mrowkoob

    mrowkoob New Member

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    Get an appraisal done by your LBS and make the driver give you a new frame paid by his insurance. Any crashed or carbon part should be discarded.
     
  3. rek

    rek New Member

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    It's nigh on impossible to detect stress fractures in carbon fibre without some very expensive equipment.
     
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