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    Senior Member maddyfish's Avatar
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    Bike got backed over need estimated value

    Ok so my bike got backed over by a car while locked up. I need an estimated value, or to know if there is a factory built bike that properly replaces it.

    Late 80's Tange infinity lugged KHS John Howard frame and fork, campy centaur crank, miche BB, fluted aluminum seatpost, brooks b17 seat, threadless adapter, specialized threadless 110mm stem, nashbar bullhorns and bar end brake levers, shimano ultegra front and rear brakes, Alex da-22 rims with DT spokes, and Surly hubs, and an ENO freewheel.

    The bike was basically crushed, there might be a few parts left over to be used, but not many.

    What would a replacement cost for this bike be and is there a factory built bike that wouldn't short change me as a replacement?
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    is this for an insurance claim? usually they require a bike shop to estimate the value. In my experience, a friendly lbs will be sympathetic.

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    whoever the **** ran-over that bike should pay with their life
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    over 9000
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    Senior Member maddyfish's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geordi Laforge View Post
    is this for an insurance claim? usually they require a bike shop to estimate the value. In my experience, a friendly lbs will be sympathetic.
    I got a police report. The driver, actually a neighbor, wants to pay in cash. He knows it is not a $75 walmart bike, but I was hoping for opinions on the price.

    I was thinking a surley steamroller would be similar, but does not come with as high quality parts as I have.

    Killing the neighbor is not an option at this point.
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    Oooh ouch. A John Howard... Hopefully you get fair value. Good luck!

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    Senior Member maddyfish's Avatar
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    ^^^^^Yes, it is/was a very nice frame. I really like/liked this bike.
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    it can't hurt to have a bike shop take a look and give a rough estimate. plus, skipping the process of insurance company may well work out in your favor.
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    yup. have a bike shop look it over and provide an estimate. they might notice a hairline crack in the stem or whatever salvageable component that you're overlooking.

    an estimate from a bike shop might prevent your neighbor from feeling like you ripped him off in the future...you'll get exactly what your bike is worth & he wont feel like you overcharged.

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    It wouldn't be a bad idea to ask the vintage forum as well. Those guys think about price of older stuff all the time.

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