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Lowsided my bike. Advice appreciated.

So I finally ended up lowsiding my bike (They sure weren't kidding about dropping that first bike thing). A bit slippery out there...The shifter and that left peg that your left foot rests on broke off the frame. I somehow managed to shift the darn thing back to first gear because it's still connected to the cable and brought it home. I'm not sure as to how I'm suppose to handle this. Would I have to call icbc or do I just bring it into the shop? Any advice on this matter would be appreciated.
 
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just bring it into the shop, it will be cheaper to just replace the parts outta your own pocket.

just go to the shop and buy the footpeg and a new shifter, i think theey might charge u like less than 40 bux to install.

when my bro was learning how to ride he lowsided my bike and broke off the footpeg. when i got it replaced i only payed 50 bux for the part and didn't pay for labour. its not much work replacing it.
 
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I low sided my bike 2 weeks ago due to oil on the road i didn't see at the time... First thing i did after coming home from school, was take it in to get an estimate done on it. $1200 worth of damages, i just ordered parts and decided not to go through icbc, so this week i get my parts and gonna fix it up :)
 

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I low sided my bike 2 weeks ago due to oil on the road i didn't see at the time... First thing i did after coming home from school, was take it in to get an estimate done on it. $1200 worth of damages, i just ordered parts and decided not to go through icbc, so this week i get my parts and gonna fix it up :)
same here. I dropped my bike last week and still kinda choked about it. I think I am going to buy some parts and try to fix it up myself first before bringing it to a shop and get it fix.

It's gonna be my winter project~

Glad to hear that everyone is alright :)
 

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if the only broken is the peg and shifter bracket,,just buy the bracket and fix it yourself,,,prolly save you a lot of money....i fabricated my own shifter and peg bracket when i dropped my bike and broke the bracket....if you can just do it yourself...
 

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I'm planning on riding to work at 6am tomorrow. Is there a lot of black ice out there right now?

... good to know your fall wasn't worse.
 

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I'm planning on riding to work at 6am tomorrow. Is there a lot of black ice out there right now?

... good to know your fall wasn't worse.
I'm not sure how much black ice there is out right now, only advice is to stay away from where other vehicles muffler drips its water.
 

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Glad you're okay man.
 

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... Is there a lot of black ice out there right now?.....
The risk of black ice is higher when it's frosty on the grass or very near to it. It also happens in specific areas. Often on roads that are around warmer running water like River Road in Richmond or the roads that run along the Fraser out by Fort Langley.

However there's a LOT of just regular frost on the roads in the mornings these days. Watch yourselves on side streets and when heading into areas that are shadowed by larger buildings where the roads haven't had a chance to warm up.

Once you're on well traveled major roads you should be fine but then it's important to keep in the wheel ruts. And watch it when you're turning off into less traveled driveways or side streets again.
 
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