Hi all. Managed to crack and bend the rear swing arm and take chunks out of the down tube when I drove my car under a 6' 6" barrier! (Roof rack ruined and big dent in car roof- but more concerned about my bike).
Just spoke to home insurance and the bike is covered. Waiting for call from wheelies, to discuss options. The guy from insurance said they may offer to repair it (depending on severity).
Should I be concerned if the bike is repaired?
(its an Orange five. Would it not weaken the metal if it were heated up again and repaired)
I'd be slightly less concerned of repairing the front triangle, but there are horrible gouges in the frame.
Should I request a new frame?
Any advice much appreciated