Saturday, March 15, 2008

My bike died yesterday...

...Or was it today. I discovered a crack in the frame of my most beloved bike. My Bianchi Alphana. A real crack. On the lug near the bottom bracket of the downtube. It goes all the way around. It's very sad.

More later.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bummer. Hope you've got a spare bike or can at least get riding on something else...

Nowhere as close, but my rear derailleur met a plastic bag last week on my way into work. The plastic bag won. Luckily just the derailleur and hanger found their way to the scrap heap in the sky...

PCM said...

I do have a spare bike (or three). So it's nothing urgent. It's just sad.

I really do appreciate your concern!

Peter Hamtramck said...

A similar thing happened to my bike and the folks at Chelsea bikes were able to repair it. It cost maybe $150 but it was a dearly loved frame and I couldn't bare to trash it.

http://www.chelseabicycles.net/

Good Luck.
-peter-

PCM said...

Thanks Peter, but I wish I heard from you earlier! I called them and indeed they can fix it for around $150.

Too bad my bike is already getting put on a new frame (including a new carbon fork with will cost as much as getting my beloved old frame fixed). Well, still, maybe this way I can build something new. Maybe save my fixed gear *and* have a fast one-speed.