- Shortest time from shiny to ruined?
takisawa2 – Member
Intense said that seeing as he hadn’t tried to fake a warranty claim, they were replacing it free of charge…!!!
Which is bizarre, because they’re famous for blaming everything on crash damage- I know one which they claimed was crash damage on a completely unridden bike that was welded squint, it’d never left the shop.
mrflaky – Member
To avoid the pain, every new bike I give it a little scratch on the frame, and then stop worrying too much
Like rolling around on teh ground in your new leathers.Posted 2 years agobikebouyMember
New pair of Oakleys, fancy ones, fancy pancy ones.
Out of the box, admired them, kissed them even. Placed in the vents of my helmet, pushed bike out of the house, tiled head as I closed the front door.. shades fell out of the vents and onto the left cleat..placing a nice little scratch… Yup you guessed it.. directly in the eye line..
Chuffin’ ek. 🙄Posted 2 years agostevomcdSubscriber
Built up a new bike from frame plus parts, some old, some new – including a nice new set of cranks. Got everything assembled and took it out to the car park outside the house to check the gears and such-like. Hopped over a speed bump and discovered that I’d only done-up the pedals finger-tight… New cranks please!Posted 2 years agotheboyneedsSubscriber
Bought a set of Four4th lights. My first quality lights after years of Chinese specials.
Drove to the ride directly from picking them up from the Four4th chaps. Fitted on bike in anticipation of lighting up mid-ride. Went OTB just before dusk and slammed the light into a stump. Amazingly light was fine but the cables had been yanked out the battery connection.
I called Four4th and asked if i could come by and drop of the battery for repair and when i turned up they replaced it free of charge! Lovely people. I suggested they might want to employ me as a tester as i have a habit of knackering things.Posted 2 years agomaxtorqueMember
A few years back i dropped a work college off at the Mercedes main dealer, where is was picking up his brand new car.
Arrived back at work some 20mins later, to find a missed call from said college. Called him back, turns out said car was upside down in a ditch after getting sideswiped by a truck on the A5. 7 miles from new to write off!!Posted 2 years agomilky1980Member
To avoid the pain, every new bike I give it a little scratch on the frame, and then stop worrying too much.
Same here, a chip in the paint before it leaves the shop seems to be good karma for my bikes.
I didn’t see it but my mate sent me a picture a few years ago of a guy who had just bought a new bike from my then LBS. He’d pulled the car up in front so he could load it on the towbar rack, got in the car and someone drove into the back of it! Snapped frame.Posted 2 years agocardoSubscriber
I had a Beetle (old type not the hairdresser one) the bonnet and new wings had been freshly painted and she looked lovely… On the way home from the painters a truck flicked a stone out (think the rolling ball out of Raiders of the lost ark) from between its rear tyres and it hit the bonnet… I nearly cried.Posted 2 years ago
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