fausto copy wrote:The Highways department have just "resurfaced" the main road near here.
It's the usual hot tar and chippings.
A gravel bike might be most useful for the next month or so until all the loose chipping have been transferred everywhere but where they started.
I've recently received reports of a tarred and over-chipped road being reopened before it had set. Some bikes have been harmed, including at least one carbon bike where the inside of the forks have been seriously gouged/scored by chippings that were tarred to the wheel sides. I've advised them to take pictures of everything and claim for new forks, possibly frame too if the stays have suffered the same.
In the past I've claimed successfully for new tyres destroyed after a road was reopened unswept with sharp planings over it, but I expect them to fight a more expensive frame claim more strenuously, so has anyone here successfully claimed for forks or frame damaged by roadworks or can you put me in touch with anyone who has?