So, to cut a long story short, it looks like I'll have a 2009 specialized tricross sport as a replacement for my wrecked (snapped fork, bent front wheel, broken front brake and cables) 2008 specialized tricross sport. Assuming the insurance company doesn't collect the wrecked bike, what should I do with it?
- repair it (quote was for about $1200, bike was $1800, also the forks are apparently very hard to get)
- strip it (but then what to do with all these parts? why do I want duplicate parts for my bike? Could I really sell them? Do I want to?)
If I had lots of time, I would consider getting parts swapped out on the replacement bike, so at least I could make two different bikes (say one for touring/commuting, one with thin wheels...), but I need it tomorrow.