New Road bike damage

by londonplayer   March 24, 2013  

I was riding my new Canyon road bike the other day when I managed to fall off whilst stationary after encountering a cattle grid. I have damaged the right Di2 gear shifter and rear derailleur. Estimated cost of replacement £410.

Luckily the damage is just cosmetic but I was wondering what other readers have managed to damage or break so soon after purchase?

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Only my ego after being shelled out the back on a club run on my carbon framed beauty Sick

posted by chiv30 [857 posts]
24th March 2013 - 17:06

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Used to put my d-lock on the handlebars for a quick get away. Got a new carbon frame bike to replace my old Halfords Carrera, the lock was a quarter of the weight of the whole bike. Put it up against a fence but it tipped itself up fell on its side and promptly bent the rear hanger. Crying


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posted by bikeboy76 [1238 posts]
24th March 2013 - 20:26

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Nothing much but my first attempt with clipless pedals ended up with me falling and a scratched pedal.

posted by Super Domestique [1598 posts]
24th March 2013 - 21:21

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Yes I failed to unclip when having to stop unexpectedly at a roundabout on my new Planet X pro carbon a few years ago - result was a cut knee and scratched left shifter. Think of them as battle scars!

posted by drmatthewhardy [303 posts]
24th March 2013 - 22:14

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Dr Matt,

At least they heal for free! Wink

posted by londonplayer [671 posts]
24th March 2013 - 22:20

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I put a nasty scratch on my TK3 downtube while fitting the mudguards - before I'd even ridden it Crying

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
25th March 2013 - 2:14

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I thrashed my Tk chainstay with the end of the chain when I first went to remove it for cleaning. Four neat little bites out of the paintwork Sad

Still, Kinesis sent me a little pot of touch-up paint FOC

posted by keef66 [29 posts]
25th March 2013 - 17:52

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keef66 wrote:
Kinesis sent me a little pot of touch-up paint FOC

Oh great! Thanks I'll get onto them Smile

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posted by Squiggle [414 posts]
26th March 2013 - 0:03

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Super Domestique wrote:
Nothing much but my first attempt with clipless pedals ended up with me falling and a scratched pedal.

To quote The Matrix

"Everyone falls the first time"

posted by mad_scot_rider [544 posts]
26th March 2013 - 11:16

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keef66 wrote:
Still, Kinesis sent me a little pot of touch-up paint FOC

Not anymore they wont ... just asked about one for my TK3
and sadly got referred to Halfords or the like with frame
in hand Sad

still on the 3rd switch-back of Bwlch !

posted by therevokid [698 posts]
26th March 2013 - 14:03

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