Not worst case scenario, but close
"Hey, ya, this is Ian down at the shop. Listen, um, I've got some bad news about your bike."
"Uh oh. What's up man?"
"Well I've got the Slayer up here on the stand, and the seat stays just don't line up with the new pivot assembly."
"Ooooh, that doesn't sound good."
"No, it's really not good. The link plates are bent out of shape too. The ones we have down here are for 2003 and 2004, and they won't fit on your bike. I tried to bend yours back, but it that really isn't the way to go. Aluminum doesn't really work that way."
"It looks like this will all need to be replaced. The bolt snapped when you did a drop right?"
"Well, not really, I had just done one, actually a three drop section, and as I went to pedal away we all heard the bolt snap."
"You probably bent the **** out of it and when you pushed on the pedals it failed as the bike flexed. Sounds like it had been stressed before and was ready to go. When it snapped, did you stop immediately?"
"Yeah, if you pedaled the bike at all with that pivot bolt snapped your weight probably tweaked everything out of shape as it flexed in places it wasn't meant to. How much do you weigh?
Yeah, that's pretty much the deal, so what do you want to do? I called Rocky Mountain and I can order all the parts, they're in stock."
"I don't mean to sound like a miser, but how much are we talking here?"
"Hey man, I hear you. This is an expensive thing we do. (Clickety clickety, tap tap tap) Looks like with everything, we can get it done for about 220, maybe 230."
"Hmmmm...How long? I've been off the bike for two weeks now."
"They said they could have it out 3 to four day shipping, but since the stuff comes from BC, it sometimes takes a little longer. So what do you say, do I call him back?"
"......Yup. I've got to get it rideable again......"
"Yeah, it sucks I know. He's actually hooking us up with the stuff, so it could have been a little worse. He said he'd give us the plates for 20 bucks. That's pretty good."
"OK, so I'll call him back and get this rolling."
"Alright. Thanks man."
"No problem. Talk to you later."
"Take it easy. Oh, Ian, you still there?"
"Do you know anyone with a used Heckler for sale?"
"No, but I can look around. If you'er going to do drops, you really ought to think about that route, because you could be right back down here in a few months if you keep riding like you have been."
"Yeah. OK, let me know."