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    Rider Down - Should I sell my bikes?

    Hey all,

    About two weeks ago I had a bad crash landing off a jump and injured my shoulder. Apparently I damaged a nerve in my shoulder and the muscles are partially paralized which means I can't raise my arm anymore. Doc says it could be three months or more before they even know if it will get better or if surgery is even an option. My question is do you think I should try and sell my two bikes now since it's unclear when I'll be able to ride again and they will be sitting unused and when I'm better buy a new bike?



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    keep them you retard...

    i can't believe you are whining because you can't raise your arm right now. ManW/One Hand only has one arm.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    i can't believe you are whining
    I thought that was what internet forums were for?

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    Keep it, and look forward to riding it again. It may be all that keeps you sane, what with not being able to ride for so long.

    Hope it turns out alright

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    Don't sale !

    A year ago I've got 4 screws in my ankle (two each side), my surgeon said that I will not be able to ride at least a year.
    I back to ride after 4 months.
    If you'll sale your bikes, you won't have any reason to expedite your heal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nintense
    A year ago I've got 4 screws in my ankle (two each side), my surgeon said that I will not be able to ride at least a year.
    I back to ride after 4 months.
    If you'll sale your bikes, you won't have any reason to expedite your heal.
    ditto

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    resale on a good bike usually isn't that great. what bikes do you have? Chances are you'll be punching yourself in the balls later down the road for selling them

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    I can think of only one good reason to sell the bikes.

    If you want to keep yourself busy in your healing period by building a new bike, it could be ok to sell. Tinkering and shopping for new bits while waiting to ride could keep you pumped for when you're ready to ride again.

    However, if you might have money problems and have to use the cash for living expenses, don't risk it. If money is tight it will be harder to get a new ride up and running when you can ride again. In that case, don't let 'em go.

    Whatever you do, don't rush it. Let yourself heal properly so you don't screw yourself up worse before you're ready.

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    i jacked the sh!t out of my knee/tibia. i've been on crutches for 3 months, and who knows how long it will be before i'm riding again. i kept my v10, but i'm shuffling around the other bikes in the quiver in the mean time. i sold the steelhead, i will sell the enduro, but i just bought an IH 6point6 frame. it's kind of torturous to only stare at a new frame, but like mentioned above, it helps to motivate during physical therapy.

    btw, i think your shoulder injury is pretty common. in my same crash, i injured my shoulder, but that was minimal compared to everything else. i couldn't lift my arm either, and after 6 weeks, it was back to normal.

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    What's the difference if you wait a while to sell? Who knows, you might get better quicker. Just work on rehabbing the shoulder. You could always ditch the bikes later. I dislocated my shoulder in april and was back riding by June, now I'm 99% back to normal
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    GO GET A NEW DOCTOR

    see a sports specialist

    I think you are in the San francisco area......find out who is the doctor for The A's, Giants, Sharks, 49ers, or Raiders.....they will know more then your quack knows....he just hasn't seen enough of these injuries where a sports specialist would
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    I broke my collarbone a number of years ago and my first thought was - ok time to give up mtn. biking. On the road to recovery I changed my tune, I decided to ditch the XC rig and build up a beefier ride. Kept me busy while I was down . Like mentioned always get a second opinion on your injury. Sell only if you need cash or plan to upgrade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    resale on a good bike usually isn't that great. what bikes do you have? Chances are you'll be punching yourself in the balls later down the road for selling them
    I have an Azonic Gravity and a Santa Cruz Blur 4x. Been thinking about replacing the Gravity with something lighter and less travel, around 7-8" travel and 40 lbs. Since it's sitting unused for possibly the next 3 months I thought about selling it now and buying something else later when I'm able to ride again.

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    sell the bikes, I will give you $100 for all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    ...it's kind of torturous to only stare at a new frame, but like mentioned above, it helps to motivate during physical therapy.
    Yeah, I was thinking keeping my bike would motivate me to get better. I'm already jones'n to ride


    Quote Originally Posted by sriracha
    btw, i think your shoulder injury is pretty common. in my same crash, i injured my shoulder, but that was minimal compared to everything else. i couldn't lift my arm either, and after 6 weeks, it was back to normal.
    Cool, I'm already starting to get some movement back so things are looking brighter.

    Hope you knee gets well soon,
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08nwsula
    sell the bikes, I will give you $100 for all of them.
    Deal!



    ....Although shipping will cost you about $4000.....

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    Do what I do:

    1. Clean it up super pretty and shiny
    2. Roll it into a nice section of the house (Living Room, Family Room, Whatever)
    3. Make sure it stands up, and displays nice
    4. Put a ficticious price tag on it

    And, everytime you walk out, you see your bike waiting for your fantastic return to the bike world after you heal...

    Or for me, when you return home from college....
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    D-X the Dr, keep the bikes. Check around for a Dr, that isn't too knife happy, even if he promises a quicker recovery. Try to find one that can refer you to a sports specific rehab center (if your insurance plan will cover it), and avoid surgery for as long as possible, with out prolonging your injury.

    Check with several Doctors for more than one opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim F.
    D-X the Dr, keep the bikes. Check around for a Dr, that isn't too knife happy, even if he promises a quicker recovery. Try to find one that can refer you to a sports specific rehab center (if your insurance plan will cover it), and avoid surgery for as long as possible, with out prolonging your injury.

    Check with several Doctors for more than one opinion.
    The doc in question is a nerosugeon that has been in practice for over 35 years. He wants to avoid surgery and he avoided a definate timetable for recovery until he performs more tests to find out exactly where the nerve is damaged. He basically said that it's just going to take time to recover on it's own, probably looking at 3 months or more. I'm more than willing to take time, I do not want surgery at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    The doc in question is a nerosugeon that has been in practice for over 35 years. He wants to avoid surgery and he avoided a definate timetable for recovery until he performs more tests to find out exactly where the nerve is damaged. He basically said that it's just going to take time to recover on it's own, probably looking at 3 months or more. I'm more than willing to take time, I do not want surgery at all.
    Any Surgeon who tries his best to avoid surgery is a keeper in my opinion. I completley messed up my elbow Snowboarding a few years ago...the staff at Sierra at Tahoe wanted surgery right away...requiring screws and metal plates in my elbow...AND me being out for 6 to 8 months. My doctor back at home put me in a splint/brace combo for 3 weeks, and later on that month...I was riding my bike, and my elbow is fine....

    Surgery sucks...just gotta be patient. Do yourself and get a Xbox 360...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    Do yourself and get a Xbox 360...
    Xbox. No 360. But I like the first idea. I like it a lot. Thanks for the suggestion. I'm sure the OP will like it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptordude
    Do yourself and get a Xbox 360...
    I've already got a killer SLI gaming rig

    I'm about to order more memory to bump up to 2 gigs....mmmmm, 2gigs.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Khemical
    I've already got a killer SLI gaming rig

    I'm about to order more memory to bump up to 2 gigs....mmmmm, 2gigs.......
    Hah okay...you're just missing out on some Gears of War action!
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    Dont sell.

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    MORON! You keep them!

    If you sell them, I'll punch you through the screen!

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