Stolen : Stumpy from LBS workshop
After dropping my bike into my LBS for a brake bleed on Saturday (21/06), I received a phone call about an hour later to tell me my bike has been stolen from their workshop!
Apparently never happened before (I trust them, they’re a decent shop). There’s CCTV evidence, so they have a pic of the guy.
Anyway, if anybody sees the bike in or around Cardiff, could you let me know?
2004 Specialized stumpjumper pro, black, 650b conversion. XT groupset, XT brakes, nukeproof 27.5″ rims on XT hubs. Hope headset. Quite distinctive.
Gutted is not even half way to describe how I feel =(Posted 3 years ago
Spoke to shop yesterday and they wanted to know what I wanted to replace it.
I suggested a Spesh epic (as the current stumpy setup is a little too trails for my riding) or a rocky mountain thunderbolt 650b.
Not sure how the epic groupset lines up to mine though. I had a new XT groupset (fitted 2 months ago by the same shop) including XT brakes, and brand new wheels (never even ridden).
More I’m dwelling on it the angrier I get. To think I’ve never let my bikes out of my sight for the last 10 years of riding, being so careful everywhere I go and with my garage security, to have these idiots whom I trusted get it lifted from uder their nose within an hour… 😡Posted 3 years ago
Latest update is that the shops insurance have valued the bike at £2500. I can get an ex demo or second hand to replace mine at that price.
Shop has advised against going second hand/ex demo but how the hell am I suppossed to get a NEW replacement for 2.5k? They are trying to push me down the Trek route as their a Trek dealer, but I just don’t like Trek. They are just, well, Trek…
Still debating over a spesh epic or rocky thunderbolt. I’m not an aggresive rider, but do ride Cwmcarn. Any epic riders know how it holds up in Cwmcarn, or would a be better off with the thunderbolt for a more all round XC ride?Posted 3 years agowwaswasSubscriber
If you buy from them they can use the profit to offset their loss on the policy excess…
Might be worth looking at Paul’s/Sunset MTB etc to find the equivalent ‘last years’ bike to the one you had stolen but new?
 if you really can’t replace your bike for the offer made ask for more.Posted 3 years ago
I’m not winging, I’m just stating that I can’t get a new replacement which is what the LBS is recommending. I’d be happy with a second hand frame and a new groupset, brakes, wheels and pedals (which is what was stolen effectively).
I can’t haggle with the insurance company as I don’t have any contact with them, it’s via the LBS. I’ve explained that there is no way I can get a new replacement, but I’m happy with ex demo/second hand.Posted 3 years agojambalayaSubscriber
It may be the shop can give you a Trek bike with a RRP greater than £2500, they should do that as the insurance company will give them cash and they will have a dealer margin on the bike. IMO they should be showing you a bike worth more like £3500 RRP
I think you are within your rights to ask for cash and for that to be a cash amount which you determine.
If you want an ex demo / second hand then that’s what you should push for. If you take a Trek bike you could sell the frame and put the kit onto what ever you want (in true STW style I would recommend Transition or Cotic 🙂 )
Good luckPosted 3 years agoConan257Member
As the others have mentioned, I’d be getting the shop to push for more money and getting a bike at near trade price plus excess.
That way they won’t make a loss and you’d get a better bike.
I see no reason why you couldn’t get a XT level bike for 2500…
For example…Posted 3 years agostumpy01Member
I’d be happy with £2.5k replacement for a 10 year old bike.
Can you really not get a Stumpjumper for £2.5k??
And surely if the dealer supplies you at cost, which IMO they should be doing, you would get a bike worth a whole lot more than £2500 as it won’t have the dealer mark-up on it??Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Are you tied to buying from the LBS?
Can you not just have the cash?
£2.5K can go a very long way if spent wisely, and I’m sure the LBS could be persuaded to help out with assembly/tools just to keep some good will…
how the hell am I suppossed to get a NEW replacement for 2.5k?
Depends what you mean by a new replacement…
If your buying s new off the peg bike, I’d not get too hung up o the parts fitted, you’re bound to change them…
Would you consider topping up the budget from your own pocket to get an even posher bike for relative peanuts?Posted 3 years ago
I think I can have the cash, just waiting on them to get everything sorted.
The issue with buying a replacement and upgrading the parts to XT spec is that puts me out of pocket by a lot. I didn’t loose the bike and I don’t think I should have to spend on it to get the same spec bike that they lost.
I just have to be tactical in how I spend it…Posted 3 years agocookeaaSubscriber
Sorry but I think this is an issue of excessive expectations…
Effectively what you’re really asking for is a 2014 Stumpy or Epic with a full XT group/brake-set in exchange for a decade old stumpy, with the wrong size wheels cobbled on, and an XT group/brakeset (that you got from Merlin for ~£430?), its just not going to happen… their £2.5K offer is pretty generous TBH…
Either see what the best frame/fork you can pick up on a bike for under ~£2K is and then spend the extra £500 on those “upgrades” or spunk the full £2.5K on a full bike (that probably won’t have a full XT spec, probably SLX/XT mix these days) and reach into your own pocket for the XT toys once things start wearing out…Posted 3 years ago
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