Heading to Llandegla today with my son and our bikes on the roof and there was an almighty bang. First that I thought was what the hell have I hit, but then instinctively looked in the rear view mirror to see one bike being jettisoned off the roof.
Thankfully there were no cars or pedestrians any where nearby. A thankyou to the guy who stopped on the opposite side to move the bike off the road. Kinda laughed it off to begin with but then the shock and "what ifs" sets in. The thing bounced a good 6 feet when it hit the tarmac and kept going. I dread to think what might have happened with a car following.
The frame and forks look to be OK along with the chainset and the mechs which is a bonus from a ££ point of view, but everything else is basically scrap.
I'll post some pics later for your amusement and maybe a game of "estimate the repair cost"
Ah well I never did like those DT 4.2s anyway.
Oh and before anyone asks the bike was strapped to the roof bars and the mechanism that holds the bike was locked, so I'm struggling to see any "user error".