Author Topic: No new bike this year  (Read 2763 times)

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Offline lonerider

No new bike this year
« on: March 13, 2011, 10:57:42 am »
Guy spun out in front of me causing me to broadside him. Totaled my trusty old Volvo 240. 21 years with that beast and now I have to replace it. Found a car, but the money saved for two new bikes this year is gone. Can't even buy the wheels I planned to build. Just ain't fair.

Offline Tourista829

Re: No new bike this year
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2011, 11:09:11 am »
Didn't you have automobile insurance? You probably had a large deductable. What size bike do you ride?


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Re: No new bike this year
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 11:23:58 am »
Not all of us carry collision.  The blue book value of my car is probably about $1,500 is not less.

Offline lonerider

Re: No new bike this year
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 08:23:12 pm »
Have insurance, but only plpd (basic coverage to make it legal). State of Michigan has no fault laws which make it impossible to sue for damages other than $500 small claims suit which will cover tires at best. The car was old but trusty as the day is long. Probably as maintenance free as a bicycle! Anyway, my new acquisition is a 1998 Nissan Sentra. As a hypermiler type driver it is returning a consistent 40 mpg, twice what the Volvo would get so it ain't all bad except for the no new bike part this year. If I lived in a warm climate I wouldn't even own a car, just as I did living in San Francisco as a young man.