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7th-Nov-2007 06:44 pm
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Guess what that is?

Its the frame of my bike, just above the bottom bracket. Like the crack? My bike has just been upgraded from "death bike" to "imminent death bike". It doesn't go more than about 300 degrees around the frame... hooray.

If you were trying to think of a Xmas present for me, the answer is "money toward a new bike". :(

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7th-Nov-2007 08:52 am (UTC)
Oooh ouch. *hands you duct tape* Poor bike D:

How much will a new bike cost you? *cringe*
7th-Nov-2007 08:54 am (UTC)
Heh, its already been rewelded around there once.

As much as I want to spend on it, really. The xmas comment was a bit fascetious, but I am going to tell family people to do so :)
7th-Nov-2007 09:03 am (UTC)
DUCT TAPE I TELL YOU. & possibly clag.

Heheh. I got the facetiousness, just honestly curious - I haven't owned a bike since I was like 10 years old.
7th-Nov-2007 09:12 am (UTC)
They come in bands - $200 to $400, $400 to $600, etc. Fiddly accessories not withstanding, there are collections of features, or ways of making parts that mean it differentiates into these distinct price ranges. You can get a perfectly functional bike for ~$300 that will last for ages with normal use.

I need a fairly large bike, and one with a fair bit of strength.. I've broken god knows how many spokes and two rear axels and now the frame... I guess I'd be looking at about $1000, but that's a very approximate thing.

7th-Nov-2007 09:28 am (UTC)
Have a look at cycle science if you haven't the guy there is great and was offering bikes that spike loved for a bunch less than that.
7th-Nov-2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
I suspect I may indeed be heading that direction, and the $ is a bit of a guess :) But I need a new helmet & lock too, so that's another $100, steel spokes seem to be a necessary thing, .. adds up after a bit
7th-Nov-2007 12:53 pm (UTC)
Hrm. My bike headset cracked (not even along a weld) and the nice people repaired (replaced!) the offending bit for free. OTOH, the bike was under warranty at the time, just.

You and bikes have a lot of disagreements. Maybe a skateboard? Recliner bike? Trike? Flying jetpack?
7th-Nov-2007 08:25 pm (UTC)
Its already been rewelded around there once, don't like my chances *sigh*

Its me and mechanical things, really.
7th-Nov-2007 09:53 pm (UTC) - Second Hand Bikes
There is a place in Moorabbin off South Rd that sells bikes second hand at a decent price if you were interested
7th-Nov-2007 09:56 pm (UTC) - Re: Second Hand Bikes
Given my luck with mechanical things, I think I'll go the new option and revel in the 6 months before something breaks :) Ta tho, doing up 2nd hand bikes is a good idea
7th-Nov-2007 11:57 pm (UTC)
Just chuck in some superglue. I remember the ads - that stuff sticks anything together. IIRC you could even lend the bike to an elephant.

Hmm, haven't seen those ads for a while but...
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8th-Nov-2007 09:23 pm (UTC)
Aluminium - i know because (a) I can pick it up and (b) it took a while to find someone willing to weld it last time when the bottom bracket cracked.

I think you may be correct, and I should look for a steel frame. I had to replace the spokes with steel spokes.
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