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I know my bike was old (2006 Blur) but this was my house.

http://www.wsmv.com/news/26830544/detail.html

I had been out for a ride that evening so the Blur was by the backdoor, which was the room the fire started in. I cannot find one single piece of the bike. Not a tire, spoke, brake cable, anything. And belive me I have looked. The fire burned through our roof and what did not burn collapsed into the main floor, so maybe when they get that cleaned up I will find a pile of melted aluminum.

I have sent Santa Cruz an email inquiring about obtaining another frame, so we will see what happens.

I just need to get out and go for a ride, to try and clear my head.

Out of everything I lost nothing hurts more than the loss of my bike
 

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Sorry to hear about the fire and loss.

I would think that your bike would an item to be claimed under your home insurance/ personal property damage/ loss.

The Sta Cruz "no fault replacement" warranty big print does state "other non-warranty" situations but exclusions for fire, theft, force majure etc. may be in the fine print?

If the "no fault" is comprehensive, that would be very generous on Santa Cruz's behalf.

Best wishes with the recovery process!
 

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enr1co said:
Sorry to hear about the fire and loss.

I would think that your bike would an item to be claimed under your home insurance/ personal property damage/ loss.
I agree with Enrico, all personal items destroyed by the fire should be covered under your insurance policy. Depending on the policy it could very well be a one for one replacement (i.e. brand new bike) or a like for like (similar age bike). You would need to check out the fine print. I assume you are covered??

It would be a stretch to have SC cover the bike given it's outside the scope of their warranty. If they do it would be an act of good faith, however would open the door on similar claims (stolen bikes etc). Good luck and as with Enrico, sorry to hear about your loss.
 

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Yup......sucks to have everything destroyed in a fire......but how could you expect SC to offer you a warranty/crash replacement frame in a situation like this?

Since you said everything was melted into oblivion......rely on your Home Owners insurance.....that is why you have it....right? You do have HO insurance?
 

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When I typed this I was just really needing some info, and just wanted to talk to people that share my same passion.

I was out in front of my house today, trying to recover what I could of my home, when I saw my best friends truck coming down the road. He is serving in Afghanistan and had his wife bring me his Blur LTC, so that I could at least get out and escape for a little while. (if youhave never watched everything you own dissapear...trust me it is hard for you to understand.)

So I have a bike to ride!

I do have insurance, and a replacement bike will be one of the first things on the list.
 

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Like I said, sorry to hear about all the losses.....

But I worked in a shop for many years, and saw many people try to abuse the warranty/crash replacement policies of different companies....

Trying to get SC to cut you a deal on a new bike/frame is the same thing.......it's not that much different than calling them up and saying my bike was stolen, can you help me out on a new one?

Glad to hear you are insured, and a replacement will be forthcoming.

There are always speedbumps in life.


Now if your name was Mark Weir, than you bet SC would get you a new bike.....but I don't think this is the case.
 
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