Parked up in Tintagel carpark a couple of weeks back and someone seems to have taken a dislike to my Whyte. Whether it was because I had been rude enough to lock it onto the bike rack so they couldn't just "take" it I have no idea.
Absolutely gutted - I only noticed a while later and this was the only time it has been left unattended, but I can not be sure so can't report it and can't get a crime number and can't claim on insurance.
My forks have ball hammer type dents in the lower castings, the chain was twisted through 45 degrees longitudinally and the X9 rear mech is slightly bent. I have managed to get it kind of working, but it is looking somewhat sorry for itself, and I have no idea how long the forks are going to last with the pain knocked off them and massive dents.
Alas I am pretty much living at the point where I just about break even each month so can't just go and repair and replace things.
Absolutely gutted. Almost to the point of stripping the bike down and selling parts and simply giving up. Almost. Instead I will just have to try and slowly save to replace the bits that are wrecked rather than slowly saving towards buying a hardtail as I had planned. Hopefully the forks will see me through the winter and next summer before being sent to the scrap heap.