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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:00 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Ok, it's taken me the best part of 24hrs to decide whether to post this up or not, for reasons that will become apparent, but I guess there's a story to be told.

As some of you may know, I've been suffering with depression on-and-off, trying deperately to sell off almost all my bikes/frames as (in all honesty) I didn't see that I'd ever ride them.

And so last week, and a weird twist, This came up for sale, and I pounced on it.

Mark's a great guy, and I know how much this bike meant to him, so I was keen to actually have my first Ti 'rider' as well.. a deal was struck.. 8)

And so yesterday at 11am, this arrived at GT towers, and I was shaking with anticipation as I pulled each of the split-down components from the box... 8)


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With the missus out for the morning, and with tools in hand, I set about getting it into a bike shaped mass, ready for a quick 'fresh out the box' photo session... 8)



It looked great, felt great, and I was definitely happy that I finally had something again I could use offroad, rather than an amalgam of boxes of components..










And then, I spotted this:
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Naturally I was absolutely gutted, for both me and Mark actually, and I'd have to be honest and say that as I was shaking, a tear rolled out my eye.. :cry:


So I took the natural course of action, and emailed the pics straight to Mark, who again has been a star for the last 24hrs, and a few phone calls during the day too.



So the story really begins here, with a claim being raised/pending with the couriering company, and no future plans for the bike at the moment, until that part of the story is complete.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:01 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:02 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:08 am 
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:shock: gutted. That's going to be one big claim :shock:

Good luck. :(


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:11 am 
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You gotta be fookin joking me!
Gutted for you & Mark Steve! Good luck with the claim the swines!

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ouch! Could that possibly be caused by the courier company though?
Good luck Steve and Mark, hope you get a positive result


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:13 am 
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Saw this advertised last week and was so jealous as its a truly great bike,
I read this thread expecting to see wall to wall smiles . . . . . . Not a chuffing great crack

I feel your pain !

Hope you get some compensation from the muppets who delivered it , but I can't help thinking it will a long road, I sure someone on here with intimate knowledge of metalogy will be able to advise upon a suitable repair,



will be following this thread closely for your update(s)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:16 am 
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God thats really bad luck,hope things work out with the claim am i right in thinking you both have recent photos of the bike before they took it?

As i would expect the couriers to blame anyone but there guy.

Think it could be repaired or that not even a consideration at the min?

Gutted for all involved.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:32 pm 
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Such a sad demise of what had become, under Mark's ownership, one of a select few legendary Retrobikes. But this is the cruel and inevitable outcome for all our bikes over time - dig in and turn this fateful event into a positive and inspirational outcome, for all our sakes!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:51 pm 
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:shock: Gutted for you both - such a cool bike too.


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