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rhannrhann Posts: 383
edited October 2009 in MTB general
Had a crash today, originally thought there was little damage to the bike, (none to me thankfully) however got home and now have play in the bottom bracket. the crash involved pedal to car. whats most likely to be damaged the bottom bracket or the frame?

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  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    have a good look is the shell damaged or is the axle through the bb moving if so its time for a new one

    pinkbike
    Blurring the line between bravery and stupidity since 1986!
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    just to add the cog moves side to side when i apply pressure to the opposite pedal, and same the other way.
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    Do both crank arms wobble at the same time?

    New BB if they do.

    Check the chainrings for damage & the crank arms too
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  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    edited October 2009
    im not sure i need to get it assessed but the impact was through the pedal, so i guess the whole of the drive chain moved is the bottom bracket more likely to collapse there appears to be a gap between the frame and the bracket.
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    think it is the bb, just want to find out if there is much chance of the frame having given way, the driver was at fault.
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    pretty sure the bb has gone. and i think the crank arms bent.
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    bill him for some fancy new pedals, cranks and bb :wink:

    pinkbike
    Blurring the line between bravery and stupidity since 1986!
  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    some pics of the damaged area will help asses what else could be damaged too.

    Getting it assessed by a bike shop might be a good idea as the frame may have been damaged too, a good LBS will be able to tell you if the frame is straight and OK to use.
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  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    Hercule Q wrote:
    bill him for some fancy new pedals, cranks and bb :wink:
    need new pedals, reflector shattered, new cranks come with new sprockets. sorry cant take photos, phones given up cant remember where camera is.
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    what was on there to start with?

    also you soound like you've been injured lol :wink:

    pinkbike
    Blurring the line between bravery and stupidity since 1986!
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    just tried phone now working. going to take some photos now. its given up again.
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    Hercule Q wrote:
    what was on there to start with?

    also you soound like you've been injured lol :wink:
    suntour something or other. but bigger sprockets so i think 42 or 48 cant remember.
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    48 :shock: thats huge!!! lol


    take it to your lbs and let them have a good poke around

    did you get the drivers insurance details?

    pinkbike
    Blurring the line between bravery and stupidity since 1986!
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    driver gave me their business card. how much is a lbs likely to charge? not much damage to their car built like a tank. just cant believe i was fine, im sure my foot was on the pedal on impact by rights i should have had at least a broken foot.
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    Hercule Q wrote:
    48 :shock: thats huge!!! lol


    take it to your lbs and let them have a good poke around

    did you get the drivers insurance details?
    seemed like a good idea at the time, still i suppose it means i can go down hill faster.
  • Hercule QHercule Q Posts: 2,781
    if you explain to them what happened they should look at it and give you an official quote that you can make a claim with

    pinkbike
    Blurring the line between bravery and stupidity since 1986!
  • rhannrhann Posts: 383
    ok thanks for that. get it done tomorrow.
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