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    HELP! Dead Monkey!

    This is a cross post between SS and 29"er

    Last night, in a rather unfortunate incident, my wife drove into the garage with my Karate Monkey on the roof rack.

    Yuck.

    The damage overall was minimal, considering how bad it could have been.

    Unfortuanately the frame is done, and we dont' have a lot of money to throw at getting a new one.

    So, does anyone out there have a 20" KM frame they'd be willing to sell at a "pity price?"

    Also I *might* be willing to trade a 21" (XL) Fisher 29"er frame for a Karate Monkey frame (or any 29" SS frame) The reason I say I maybe is just because I'm still a little broken up over the loss of my Surly and may be prone to rash decisions. . .

    thanks for anyone who can lend a hand here!

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    Can it be repaired?

    I guess your monkey needs to go back to karate classes and improve its self defense!

    Anyway, a few years ago, a friend of mine had his Brodie Soveregn(sp?) damaged when his wife was taking the car to the garage to have work done on it. (the guy at the garage didn't raise the door enough). Anyway, it cracked the seat tube. He was able to send the frame back to Brodie and they cut the old ST out and welded a new one in. He also had to have the frame repainted. Is this an option?

    Also, can we see pictures of the damaged monkey?
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    may be too expensive. . .

    Quote Originally Posted by bigwheelboy_490

    Anyway, a few years ago, a friend of mine had his Brodie Soveregn(sp?) damaged . He was able to send the frame back to Brodie and they cut the old ST out and welded a new one in. He also had to have the frame repainted. Is this an option?

    Also, can we see pictures of the damaged monkey?
    I did think about the repair thing--i'm assuming it would be kind of costly. Since KM's arent' too expensive to begin with, and since some people seem to buy them as a way to try out 29" or SS and then upgrade, I though there might be some unloved monkeys out there to be had.

    I'll look at Tom Teesdale and Spicers' sites for repair costs, though. I've heard that both of those guys do good work at a good price. Thanks for the idea.

    I'm afriad the pictures wouldn't be much to look at. The damage is subtle,and at first glance I didnt' think anything was wrong with the frame at all.

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    I have a 22" I might be willing to trade.

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    I'd suggest you call Surly before you do anything. A lot of manufacturers have a "no fault" replacement deal - generally not free, but often give you a new part at a significantly reduced price. I snapped my Blur in half on the second ride -also totaled my Fox Float RLC. Santa Cruz rebuilt the frame with a new front triangle for about $250. Got a new fork from Fox for about the same. I have no idea how Surly works, but it's worth the call to ask.

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    trade

    Quote Originally Posted by tech9
    I have a 22" I might be willing to trade.
    what do you want to trade for. I have a 20 inch maybe trade for 22 inch

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    Quote Originally Posted by farley
    Last night, in a rather unfortunate incident, my wife drove into the garage with my Karate Monkey on the roof rack.
    Sorry to hear that, but makes me happy about not buying a
    roof-rack for my Monkey, and just putting in the back of the truck.

    Each time I looked at the roof racks and then at my garage, I would
    wonder exactly how long it would take before the bike met the
    garage in a bad way Just seemed a matter of time ...

    -r

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