I just got my first full carbon bike-a pristine, near new 2010 Wilier Mortirolo (with upgrades!) that I bought for a bargain price from the original owner who bought it then had 'back problems' (I think he preferred playstation to real exercise) so had literally ridden it to the shops once. It was beautiful, and I'd been keeping my eyes open for literally months to find the best deal possible.
Then some muppet drives into me after I had a couple of rides. I've yet to see the bike so I don't know the extent of any damage, but I've been told the back wheel, rear mech and hanger are fubared, and that it is scuffed and scraped on the frame, fork and ergos.
I've read that shops will never say crashed carbon is ok to ride, but for the purpose of insurance (which will take a long time to actually get) what is the procedure? If that's the case I don't think it would be fair to give me even what I paid for it as it was in NOS condition and worth a lot more if you know what I mean? Even if it is still rideable (which I hope it is), in my eyes it is in much worse condition than before even if it is just cosmetics, and has no re-sale value as if you tell someone it's been in a major crash they're not going to touch it with a barge pole ;(
I've got the original purchase receipt, and also a receipt for how much I paid.
Anyone had to deal with this kind of thing before and has some wisdom to share?