Got in A Car Accident; Crank Needed ASAP
Thread started by Alfredo
at 02.11.09 - 12:43 pm
So I got a vehicle hit me from my left side, bending my left crank. What would be a good place to go get a crank set. & how much would be too much?
and hopefully you got the persons info and they will be paying for all of this.
02.11.09 - 12:59 pm
make the guy that hit you buy you a new one and then some! Glad your ok!
02.11.09 - 1:00 pm
as said, bicycle kitchen
02.11.09 - 1:01 pm
I hope you're OK Alfredo. You should be able to find basic and standard cranks at any of the DIY bike workshops (oven or kitchen)
the reverend dak
02.11.09 - 1:15 pm
larry h parker got me... well you know the rest..
02.11.09 - 3:20 pm
Yea, it was pretty much the driver's fault. But I'm alright, just a soar and scraped knee.
I tried riding my bike to school, but only it was only able to take me about 3/4s of the way.
Then I had to walk it. Had a slow flat.
For rbi, Slow Flat: A tire that has an extremely small puncture and slowly deflates.
& yes father I shall be more careful, oh and I currently have 165 Macy Cranks.
02.11.09 - 5:19 pm
they have a durace triple at the bikerowave, I was offered 30 bucks for it, so yeah try that.
02.11.09 - 5:22 pm
Almost forgot, I'd like to thank everyone for their unique and insightful feedback.
02.11.09 - 5:24 pm
Glad you are relatively alright, but If it's the drivers fault they should be paying for it. As long as cyclists shun police involvement and legal process, people will continue to run over us literally and metaphorically because they know they can get away with it. And even if you are partially at fault, if their negligence is greater then your own, in this State that means both parties will pay damages, but the more negligent party pays more share relative to their negligence. Not every state has this, in a few states if you are even found 1% at fault and the other party 99%, then you cannot recover damages from them without a serious legal battle.
I highly recommend more people check out Bicycling and the Law, by Bob Mionske, which explains in plain English just about every way that the legal system pertains to cyclists and practical how to guides to certain situations. It also starts with some historical context like the very first recorded traffic accident between a bicycle and an automobile in America. The author of this book also advocates for fighting for cyclists rights, and in his magazine column tipped his hat to those of us in LA that have been pushing for the cyclists bill of rights concept.
02.11.09 - 5:47 pm
You can have the crankzzzz from my other bike. Let me know.
02.11.09 - 6:43 pm
Seriously chynna and alfredo make the cutest underage couple..
02.11.09 - 6:49 pm
yo.... sorry to hear this alfredo. damn... you and ray are runnin into a bit of bad luck huh? must be that friday the 13th curse for 16 yr olds. oh shit, chynna... you better stay in for the next few days or until you get to salton sea.
glad you're alright sauce!
Jazzy Phat Nastee
02.11.09 - 6:53 pm
Alfredo isn't 16, and I'm not staying in!
And we're not a couple! pOOp
I'm going to eat all of you when I turn into a zombie, just wait....
02.11.09 - 6:57 pm
Your face makes the cutest couple Debut213! ♥ just kidding just kidding!
I'm not 16 Phat Ass Nazy! & it is soooo not a curse, ray probably got his bike stolen due to karma. Shit, I just fucking got an address at the police station after being given a fake number. & I don't think that legal. Plus, I worked my rhetoric on the cop.
Went to the guys house, asking for 25 bucks, the guy admits to giving me a fake number and generously gives me 50.
Now I'm home rolling a cigarette and I'm getting fucked up tomorrow after school.
02.11.09 - 8:39 pm
Shit, where's the gauge?!?!?!?
02.11.09 - 8:42 pm
el maestro...pretty cheap there and friendly as hell yo
02.11.09 - 8:42 pm
Actually bent, a gauge wouldn't be practical. Mainly due to the fact that it is extremely noisy and once your 12 cartridges are out; you have to reload each slug one by one. & zombies react to any movement, sound, and light.
But in extreme case yes, the gauge would be one of many ideal weapons to use in a Zombie Invasion.
And Yes people, zombies are real. Mock us all that you want, but when you start seeing zombies, just remember. Aim for the head. & once that is done decapitate the head from to torso in order to make sure the threat is annihilated.
& If you're interested in more zombie factoids and how to survive an invasion, go out and buy the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks.
02.11.09 - 9:01 pm
I respect your suggestions there, future USMC-Sniper, but I intend for most of my encounters to be within confined spaces like buildings and such.
As far as the streets, I'll take special care to not get cornered.
Therefore, an 870 will remain amongst my loadout.
A Glock 17, a diamond-sharpened machete, and maybe a light, sniper-rifle for saving someones ass from a distance will complement.
02.11.09 - 9:31 pm
Thank god your alfredo, my yonga broda
...and how old are you?1
and ya the co-ops have shit loads of stuff :P
02.12.09 - 9:23 am
When my cotter cranks gave way I limped my bike to O20 dropped off at like 9pm on a sunday, and picked up the next day just after they opened.
They had to put on a new bottom bracket, new chain, new cog, new chain ring in addition to the paké cranks total damage was about $120 or something like that. With the labor.
Looks like a Pake crankset goes for about $40-$60
make that car pay for it if they were at fault and you got info!
02.12.09 - 12:26 pm
Alfredo, soooooo great to hear that it wasnt a bad accident. Heal up soon my friend!
02.12.09 - 2:29 pm