Damaged Carbon Frame- Is it a Write-Off?
Hi there, I was on a ride earlier and had the bright idea of hitting a ford at a considerable speed. The only hitch was that the surface under the water was quite mossy, which caused the bike to slip from under me and it all ended up with me and the bike in a heap on the side of the road. I think that the handlebars swung round violently when they made contact with the ground, and the brake lever's punched a... divot(?) in the top side of my top tube. I was wondering whether anyone could give me a likely prognosis for my frame; it feels dented and looks cracked, but whether that's just the paintwork on the surface or whether it's more severe than that I'm not entirely sure of. I've included a couple of pics, hopefully they'll give an idea of the damage: