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    Strained coccyx etc etc
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    RIP look kg286, we barely knew ye

    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J's Haiku Shop
    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
    Ouch!


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    Duck Tape & Ebay

    A little duck tape and a lot of "salesmanship" on ebay and you will have enough money to buy a new one. Use words like "normal chain wear" and "gray composite rear stay protector" in your ad.

    But all kidding aside. You may be surprised to find what folks are willing to spend even if you post the frame with full disclosure and your close up photos.

    Sorry for your loss, my she rest in peace.

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    Unhappy Daaaaammmmmmnnnnnn!

    That's a bummer!!

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    Ya know....

    .... just about the time I start thinking seriously about getting a carbon bike I see something like that.

    Sorry about the chainsuck, chainsuck becomes walletsuck.

    I wonder if that's a warranty issue?????
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    I've had that happen to all of my bikes , so no carbon for me?

    But all of my bikes are alu. Last it happened was on my fixed gear, spinning at 150+, dropped the chain. Talk about chain suck!

    This is one of the reasons I hesitate to get a carbon bike. Wear and tear on a carbon bike can signal the end of it's riding life. I'm still test riding them but even if I find the one sweet ride this would be the thing holding me back from getting one. Am I being too paranoid?

    Anyways, sorry for the incident and your loss.

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    i won't have another carbon bike.
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    At least bury it right side up!

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    Send the photos to Look and see what they say about it's repariability. They're the only ones I'd trust to do a repair, if it's at all possible. Worth the cost of an email!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J's Haiku Shop
    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
    Did you flush it down the toilet after you took that picture?
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    DAMN! chainsuck??? looks more like CHAINSAW!
    Any day is a good day to take care of one of your vehicles!

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    Sleek Carbon fiber

    Quote Originally Posted by J's Haiku Shop
    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
    Sleek carbon fiber
    Snarling steel chain takes a bite
    J needs a new bike

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    Fiber-glass repair, sand, paint, and ebay.
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    wall art nm

    expensive, fast wall art
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    I've been thinking about the same thing....

    Quote Originally Posted by J's Haiku Shop
    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
    I have not ventured into the world of CF yet, but I'm standing on the doorstep. Got my eye on a '04 Bianchi Virata, it has CF seat and chain stays. I fear chain sawing the stays more than crashing, however I have come to the conclusion when I buy that bike before I even throw a leg over it as the owner, I'm putting one of the anti chainsuck chain watcher thingies on. Recently saw a pic of a pro road rider climbing and sure enough, he had one of those gizmos. If it works and saves my frame just once I think it has more than paid for itself. I'm actually surprised more CF riders don't have them, roadies in general for that matter. I keep my bikes well tuned, but it can/does still happen.

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    Fiberglass Repair??

    I think not on that beautiful frame.. only a carbon fiber patch will be sufficient. Stronger, lighter, carbon fiber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J's Haiku Shop
    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
    Bummer J,

    Great close up photos tho. Thanks for the reminder on CF. Chainsuck (like shiht) happens.

    RW

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    Quote Originally Posted by J's Haiku Shop
    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
    Did you use a BB protecter ring or chain suck protection device like the Third Eye?I actually own the same frame-not built yet from Chuck and want to avoid this fate for my frame.

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    Condolences

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    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your loved one.
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    Question

    How many times did you suffer the chain going into the chainstay before you noticed this big dent?

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    On my fancy mtb, I cut a coke can into small bits and then ziptied it to the chain stay. Now, my bike is ti, but it has saved the frame from scrapes. I think if it protected a CF chain stay one time, it's worth it.

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    I use these

    Quote Originally Posted by FTMD
    On my fancy mtb, I cut a coke can into small bits and then ziptied it to the chain stay. Now, my bike is ti, but it has saved the frame from scrapes. I think if it protected a CF chain stay one time, it's worth it.
    I use these on all but my steel Colnago which has chrome stays http://lizardskins.com/chainstay.html
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    Looks repairable

    Quote Originally Posted by J's Haiku Shop
    chainsuck victim. such a short career. bunch of centuries, one ms150, one double.
    I'm not a expert on such matters but the damage doesn't look all that bad to me. First off, the location is not in a spot that will put you on your ear if it fails. Strip all the paint off the adjacent area and fashion a patch of some kind: small patch layer followed by larger patch followed by full wrap layer? May look a little cobby but who cares? Nothing to loose at this point.

    Good luck.

    Ed

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    I think it could be patched and even look presentable. I would be much more scared off by the cracked tube in the other post than this damage.
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    eccentric seat tube

    shape of the seat tube prevents use of a third-party chain watcher on this frame.
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