- How best to move on an ‘obsolete’ bike on?
My 2010 Stumpjumper has sat unused for about 2 years now and it makes me a bit sad. I’ve had some great times with that bike but life/job/geography are keeping it up on its wee hook in the garage.
It’s very much out-of-date, what with having 26 inch wheels, a straight steerer and 3×9 drivetrain. It rides fine (although I guess the suspension will need looking at). Kit is a mix of SLX/XTR and the wheels are hope/stans (although I may put these on my child-carrier hardtail).
I wouldn’t mind selling it (or bits of it) to put money towards my boy’s bike fund. Would there be any value at all in doing this or should I just donate it to the local bike recyclers so it will get some use?Posted 1 month agokayak23Subscriber
Statistically, stealth ads work the best.
Mind you, saying that, I’ve still not sold my ‘obsolete’ 26″ Transition Trans-am medium complete in good condition that I have in the classifieds that’s probably an ideal bike for a growing child, with some good kit on it and that I’m willing to take offers on.
But then, I’ve never really done a stealth ad, but I hear they can work.Posted 1 month agoMary HingeSubscriber
So how would I do a stealth ad for a 2012 Stumpjumper Evo?
XL frame, so wont really work keeping it for someones youngster (mines already grown up), so will be splitting and selling frame, revelation forks, decent wheels with Hope hubs and all that.
Runs nicely 1×11 too.Posted 1 month agospooky_b329Subscriber
DezB, when did you sell and what condition was the bike? Can’t decide whether to do up my 575 (reckon it will cost £500 to get it back on thePosted 1 month ago
roaddirt). I’ve only got a gravel bike and singlespeed so there is a ‘big bike’ hole, but I’ve rarely missed it in the two years since it was rideable!FB-ATBSubscriber
I couldn’t off load a c2000 Fisher Sugar 1. V-brakes, 26” wheels, 3×9 and minimal travel didn’t help. It even had bar ends!! Kept toying with the idea of recommissioning it but didn’t have the storage room for it.
In the end, a local bike “shop” took it for sale on commission and in then end it sold after c 2 months for c£250. Considering the miles I’d put on it and the alternative was that it would sit unused I’m happy with thatPosted 1 month agomrbotticelliSubscriber
I’d try selling it.
I’m half heartedly looking for a used large full sus bike or frame for my growing boy and there doesn’t seem to be much stuff around at what I consider a reasonable price.
I’d also not consider it obsolete, most of my bikes are still 26″ and the majority straight steerers. It’s only the serious bikers who understand such things,I don’t think the average bike buyer knows or cares about changing standards, head angles etc.Posted 1 month ago
you can then make a hundred quid or two from the main parts and donate the rest to the bicycle recycler for some karma.
Good call, that’s where most of my “obsolete” bits went after last garage clear-out.
Funny that what we regard as useless old tat made high-end upgrades for the BSOs they tend to work on.Posted 1 month agodevashMember
You’ll be able to sell it complete, no problem. Not everyone follows wheelsize / standards changes as religiously as the people on these kinds of specialist forums so the fact that the standards are supposedly obsolete won’t matter. Just stick it on Facebook ads or gumtree with the title ‘downhill bike’ and someone will have it off you. You might not get big money but it will sell.Posted 1 month ago
DezB, when did you sell and what condition was the bike? Can’t decide whether to do up my 575 (reckon it will cost £500 to get it back on the road dirt)
Sold it August 2019. It was pretty great condition, team colours and lots of flash kit, which definitely helped. So did selling in the summer, so I’d hang on to it for a few months.
Can’t get ebay at work to check, but this link might show you the ended listing: YETI
here are the photos in case that doesn’t work –
and just cos…
Ah, what a sweet bike 🙂Posted 1 month agoglobaltiMember
I had the same problem with my titanium Global, a deeply unfashionable fast XC build with Rebas and a triple on old wheels with Hope Minis.
I broke it up and sold the bits on Cycle Chat. I reckon my 2020 Specialized Roubaix is almost as capable on moderate off road as that bike was and definitely faster.Posted 1 month agodaernMember
In a stealth sort of way…where’s a good place to look for light but cheap 26” disc wheels for a kids build
I picked up a pair of end-of-line carbon 26″ rims from Superstar and some cheap-ish hubs from PX. Laced with DT comp spokes from Rose and rotors from garage stock. Total build was less than £250 and they’ve been superb, not requiring a retrue for over two years (and counting!).Posted 1 month agoRich_sSubscriber
You could maybe click on to page 2?
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