hey folks wondering if yall have an opinion on this situation…
crashed a week ago last saturday & had my 2010 trek madone 5.9 checked out by the local carbon repair shop out of an abundance of caution. unfortunately they found damage on both the chainstay & seatstay, with possible carbon damage on the bottom tube near the cable stop. bill is around $600 with $200 more if the bottom tube is actually not a cosmetic crack.
way I see it, I’ve got 3 options:
- pay the $600 and chalk it up to stupidity fee (crash was my fault & avoidable)
- ditch this frame & try and replace it with a nice rim frame ($1k?)
- relegate this bike to the trainer as-is & get a new disc bike (allez gang probably) ($2200)