Yesterday’s commute was more eventful than usual - someone turned across my path and I went over their bonnet. They’ve admitted fault to the police and their insurers, so that’s good. I’ve put in a valuation of the bike and damaged parts and what have you and I’m waiting for the insurers to knock my values down.
My question is... what is safely salvageable from the old bike? The frame is trashed, I can tell you that much - the top tube is broken and the downtube is heavily buckled. What about other parts, though? Could I reuse the wheels? Would you trust them? The front wheel is still basically true, but would you worry about unseen damage to the rim or hub? What about the bars or stem? Brake calipers?
Basically, what can I trust just based on visual inspection and what should I bin out of hand?
PS For the record, I am miraculously fine. Barely even any bruises in spite of going head over heels through the air.