- 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It’s very much out-of-date, what with having 26 inch wheels, a straight steerer and 3×9 drivetrain.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 2 months agojonjones262Member
Keep it another 10 years and add the “retro” tax to it 😀Posted 2 months agocynic-alSubscriber
You could always do some research on what prices bikes like yours sell for?Posted 2 months agoads678Subscriber
Split it. People still want bits. Saying that though, I reckon Hope hubs will sell for more than 26″ wheels.Posted 2 months agobikerevivesheffieldSubscriber
I’d strip it and sell the bits tbh, if it’s going on a child carrier then as a dad cash always comes in handy lol (dad of 2)Posted 2 months ago
You could always do some research on what prices bikes like yours sell for?
I was about to make a trite reply but then I realised that I’d been searching badly. In this case your (presumably) sarcastic reply has worked. Thanks!Posted 2 months 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 2 months agohappybikerMember
I’m interested in the wheels, if you ever decide to split it.Posted 2 months ago
Sell complete on eBay. If you split it you’ll just end up with a load of the bits that people DON’T want.Posted 2 months agosvSubscriber
Stick it on the classifieds or add a photo/price here. See if there is any interestPosted 2 months agocolin9Subscriber
Sell complete on eBay. If you split it you’ll just end up with a load of the bits that people DON’T want.
Yes, but you can then make a hundred quid or two from the main parts and donate the rest to the bicycle recycler for some karma.Posted 2 months agoandybradSubscriber
give it to your lad?
give it to a charity?
sell on ebay no reserve?Posted 2 months agojoebristolSubscriber
Facebook classifieds or eBay for a few hundred quid I reckon.Posted 2 months agoepicycloSubscriber
Your bike isn’t obsolete. It still works.
Get a 27.5 or 29er frame/fork/rims & tyres and swap everything else over.
Stick the rest in your attic and it’ll pay off in a few years.Posted 2 months ago
Sell complete on eBay.
That’s what I did with my lovely old Yeti 575. Got £800 for it, which I thought was pretty good. (That was a buy-it-now price, with offers.)Posted 2 months agoSpeederSubscriber
I’d keep it (or most of it) for Junior as he’ll need a 26″ bike when he gets to about 9 or 10 (ish) and the bits off it should work well with a 1x cog on it. ;o)Posted 2 months ago
Thanks for the thoughts. I think I’ll sell it on eBay or FB and put the money aside for jr’s first Isla/Frog/Whatever.Posted 2 months agosharkattackMember
Shame it isn’t a 2012 Stumpjumper Evo. I remember that as the most fun bike I’ve ever had. I’d like to see how one feels now.Posted 2 months agoAndy_SweetMember
I sell all my old kit on a Facebook buying and selling bike stuff groupPosted 2 months 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 2 months agostoxMember
I sold a similarly ‘obsolete’ 2008 Orange 5 on Gumtree without any bother in November.Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months agolisterSubscriber
I reckon it would sell ok ebay if you put a realistic starter price on it.
In a stealth sort of way…where’s a good place to look for light but cheap 26” disc wheels for a kids build? 😉Posted 2 months agoargeeSubscriber
Facebook marketplace and gumtree, ebay is a pain and if it doesn’t sell in a few weeks just list it locally on facebook groups for free if you want it to be used.Posted 2 months agosquirrelkingMember
Or on here, I picked up my Pitch of similar vintage a year ago on the classifieds.Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
Just stick it on Facebook ads or gumtree with the title ‘downhill bike’ and someone will have it off you.
It’s funny because it’s true.Posted 2 months 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 2 months 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 2 months ago
That is a classy bike Dezzie.
Shame Yeti stopped making semi-affordable single pivot frames. A modern 29in version of the ASR5 could awesome.Posted 2 months ago
Yeah, Yeti frames are ridiculous now. Pleased to say I still have a Yeti, but it’s a hardtail and a 29er.
Was pleased my little dude gave the 575 a good time before we moved it on 🙂
Posted 2 months agoBlackflagSubscriber
I sold my obsolete 575 a couple of years ago. Older frame (knuckle top tube design), no dropper and less sexy parts. £750 on ebay.
Always felt i should have got more but Dez’s sale makes me feel a bit better.Posted 2 months agobreatheeasySubscriber
So how would I do a stealth ad for a 2012 Stumpjumper Evo?
You’re doing pretty well at it at the moment….Posted 2 months 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 2 months agoRich_sSubscriber
You could maybe click on to page 2?
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