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PH

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SWB Mercury
« on: June 28, 2020, 05:57:26 PM »
I'll put this here as it certainly comes under the Muppet category.
Did this to me Mercury a couple of weeks ago, by riding into the back of a car (No, I'm not elaborating), frame and forks written off. Shortened my face by the corresponding amount, though that isn't a write off and is healing well, twisted a knee which is still keeping me off the bike (Well not this one obviously).  New frameset on order - I've gone for as close to the same thing as possible, which is either an indication that I lack imagination or how well this bike suits me.  Insurance claim was simple, I'll post details on the appropriate board.

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Re: SWB Mercury
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2020, 07:21:07 PM »
Ouch!...in many ways.  :o :'(

I'm surely sorry you suffered this mishap, PH, and I'm hoping you'll soon be fully healed and feeling better yourself. A pity about the bike, but so long as you're largely okay, so is that in the scheme of things.

Since we can all have "moments" we'd wish to avoid and hearing how it happened to others can help in that regard...what led up to this?

Did someone pull out in front of you? A moment's inattention? I know I've been tired enough at the end of some 400km day rides, I was seeing two lane marker lines on the pavement. One of my biggest fears is getting "door-nailed" by someone opening a car door in my path. I've come real close but fortunately missed.

All good and healing thoughts! Looking forward to seeing the revitalized bike.

Best,

Dan.
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macspud

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Re: SWB Mercury
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2020, 08:07:05 PM »
Oh no, what a shame. That's a sad sight to see. My condolences. 

PH

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Re: SWB Mercury
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 01:11:21 PM »
Since we can all have "moments" we'd wish to avoid and hearing how it happened to others can help in that regard...what led up to this?
I ran into the back of a car, it stopped I didn't.  There isn't really much more to add without it seeming like the sorts of excuses I wouldn't listen too, I've placed it in the Muppet board for that reason.

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Re: SWB Mercury
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 12:44:30 PM »
Hope you're recovering quickly, Muppet. Pity about your beautiful bike but rather a replaceable machine than a person.