/ I'm in mourning with a friend

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Enty - on 25 May 2013
Yesterday his wife drove into a supermarket car-park barrier with two Dogma 65is on the roof.
Both totaled. New frames and two new Dura Ace wheels needed - the Di2 groupsets just about survived.

;-)

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woolsack - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty: You mean his ex-wife? :)
Kimono - on 25 May 2013
In reply to woolsack:
> (In reply to Enty) You mean his ex-wife? :)

RIP?
Enty - on 25 May 2013
In reply to woolsack:
> (In reply to Enty) You mean his ex-wife? :)

Got a text - "She's lucky to be a-f*cking-live"

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Timmd on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

At least they weren't rare and irreplaceable frames?
Timmd on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

A 50th anniversary Colnago carbon frame would have hurt quite a lot.
Byronius Maximus - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

Comiserations to your friend. I have to say that this is the main reason I haven't bought a roof rack for the bikes, I just know I'd forget about them.
Kimono - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Byronius Maximus:
its the main reason i havent got a wife :)
sleavesley on 25 May 2013
In reply to kieran b: ^ like
John Rushby - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

Came close a few years back when the good lady forgot we had a nice Spesh and a Pinny Prince on the roof, as we headed towards a low oak bough .....
quirky - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty: feeling his pain!
Minneconjou Sioux - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

That must be, like, a lifetime's worth of BJs or something. On demand, 24/7.
andymac - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

expensive .

Not having a clue about it ,but does insurance come into the equation?
Humphrey Jungle - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:
After etape pennine last Oct my wife reversed into brick pillar in Durham radisson car park ... with my 2 mth old carbon bianchi sempre on the back. I know have roof bars, oh dear.
Orgsm on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

I presume one was hers, and is your mate called Bradley?
mattrm - on 25 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

That's 19k's worth of bike right? Ouch! Why does he have two of them?
woolsack - on 26 May 2013
In reply to mattrm:
> (In reply to Enty)
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> That's 19k's worth of bike right? Ouch! Why does he have two of them?

One for him and one for his girlfriend ;)
estivoautumnal - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

If they were insured then it's no great loss. Just a couple of bikes.
Rigid Raider - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Enty:

This is one of several reasons why bikes are always INSIDE the car.
andymac - on 26 May 2013
In reply to estivoautumnal:

bike insurance is something I should think about.

anyone got any recommendations?

surely doesn`t come under 'household'?
estivoautumnal - on 26 May 2013
In reply to andymac:

My bikes are covered under household insurance. Had to give them frame no's etc. Also covered for holidays abroad.
Gene00 - on 26 May 2013
In reply to andymac: I have my bikes insured under household contents. You have to pay a bit extra depending on the value of he bikes, but it's well worth it as far I'm concerned
andymac - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Enty:
thanks Estio and Gene.
Orgsm on 26 May 2013
In reply to woolsack:
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> One for him and one for his girlfriend ;)

If one was for a girlfriend no wonder his wife wrecked them. Must have found out about the affair.

Enty - on 26 May 2013
In reply to mattrm:
> (In reply to Enty)
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> That's 19k's worth of bike right? Ouch! Why does he have two of them?

Almost - quote from LBS is 8000 for two frames, a Dura Ace wheel and a couple of bits.

Bikes were father and sons.

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limbexity on 26 May 2013
In reply to Enty:A mate of mine borrowed my road bike to see if his teenage son would enjoy a trip out with his old man. It was on his roof for all of 2 mins(max) when he decided to pop into local supermarket with barrier.
Bike totaled, bike rack, roof bar, tailgate and rear lights a complete mess!!
Easily done when distracted...
Ian Blackwell - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Enty: try putting a claim in against the supermarket , citing inadequate signage , could not see the warning etc etc , get pictures , you may be surprised at the outcome !!
Ian Blackwell - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Enty: Why do supermarkets have those height barriers in the first place ?
what purpose do they serve ?
Nobody is going to take an artic on a carpark so why have them ,
kamon - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Ian Blackwell:

Probably to stop travellers moving in with caravans? Not a bad place to set up - near the shops and bathrooms...
loopyone on 26 May 2013 - 02dd8cfb.bb.sky.com
In reply to Enty: My wife did similar, she drove into a low roofed car park with my mountain bike and road bike on the roof. I wasn't in the car and yelled her to stop and thankfuly the only damage was a ripped seat. They were a nightmare to get off the roof though as she'd wedged them tight!
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Minneconjou Sioux - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Ian Blackwell:
> (In reply to Enty) try putting a claim in against the supermarket , citing inadequate signage , could not see the warning etc etc , get pictures , you may be surprised at the outcome !!

OR he could just accept his wife's responsibilty for her own lack of due care.

I know it is easily done to forget about rooftop items but to try and shift the blame is a little off.
Doug on 26 May 2013
In reply to tatty112: Was with friend when he drove into an underground parking - we drove under the barrier very slowly as we had a ski box on the roof but we passed OK. Then got jammed passing the entry due to the slope. Realised straight away so didn't do any damage but it was one way & took ages to get all the cars behind to reverse to let us escape (not helped by being in a UK registered car in SW France)
timjones - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Ian Blackwell:
> (In reply to Enty) try putting a claim in against the supermarket , citing inadequate signage , could not see the warning etc etc , get pictures , you may be surprised at the outcome !!

Anyone who suggests that their eyesight is that poor shouldn't be driving!

Why are people so unwilling to accept responsibility for their own mistakes?
Enty - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Ian Blackwell:
> (In reply to Enty) try putting a claim in against the supermarket , citing inadequate signage , could not see the warning etc etc , get pictures , you may be surprised at the outcome !!

I'd love to see the supermarket manager's reaction when he opened that letter - if he actually read it.

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MJ - on 26 May 2013
In reply to Ian Blackwell:

try putting a claim in against the supermarket , citing inadequate signage , could not see the warning etc etc , get pictures , you may be surprised at the outcome !!

Hopefully, the Supermarket would forward the letter onto the local media.
Imagine the surprise when they read the paper/watch the news and find that they're being openly ridiculed for being a prize cock.

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