Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-30-09, 12:20 AM   #1
mattkime 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 409
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Spare rear wheel - keep it? sell it?

I have a spare rear wheel. it was the most valuable part of the bike to survive a crash. luckily the crash was covered by credit card insurance so i went out and bought the same bike again. its a nice wheel - salsa delgado rim with a flip flop hub. i'm extremely happy with it. i use it to commute to work, putting on about 60 miles a week.

looks like i'd get about $100 for it but it retails closer to $200. should i keep it or sell it?
mattkime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-09, 01:29 AM   #2
sunburst
Senior Member
 
sunburst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NorCal - bay area
Bikes: giant, trek, peugeots, friday
Posts: 1,320
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keep it! An extra wheel can be a handy thing to have around.
sunburst is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-09, 08:29 AM   #3
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
 
Retro Grouch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.
Posts: 26,913
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 212 Post(s)
If you sell it, what are you going to do with the $100.00?

If you don't think that you'll be able to remember the answer a year from now, keep the wheel.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-09, 08:33 AM   #4
HillRider 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Posts: 29,121
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 180 Post(s)
I would be surprised if you really got $100 for a used wheel, no matter what the original price was. The only way to get even that much would be to sell the replacement wheel in "NIB" condition and install the used wheel on the new bike.

Me, I'd keep both.
HillRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-09, 09:21 AM   #5
wrk101
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
 
wrk101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
Posts: 19,976
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 15 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
If you sell it, what are you going to do with the $100.00?

If you don't think that you'll be able to remember the answer a year from now, keep the wheel.
+1 If you need the $100, then sell it.

+1 Might be difficult to get $100 for a used wheel, really depends on your market.
wrk101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-09, 10:37 PM   #6
jzsoup
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 300
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just sold a few bike items on ebay and really took it in the shorts with all their increased fees and whatnot. Had I known, I wouldn't have sold them (frame and wheelset). But that's just me.
jzsoup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-09, 11:23 PM   #7
urban_assault
53 miles per burrito
 
urban_assault's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Ft Worth, TX
Bikes: Land Shark, Trek 1000, Iron Horse Rogue, Novara Randonee
Posts: 1,487
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
keep it! An extra wheel can be a handy thing to have around.
+1
urban_assault is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-09, 11:30 PM   #8
Panthers007
Great State of Varmint
 
Panthers007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Dante's Third Ring
Bikes:
Posts: 7,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Agreed - a cyclist can always find use for any wheel. You may find a really nice frame at a yard-sale you ride by. It's going to need wheels - and you already have one.

Happy Trails!
Panthers007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-09, 07:16 AM   #9
DieselDan
Senior Member
 
DieselDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA and surrounding islands.
Bikes: Cannondale R500, Motobecane Messenger
Posts: 8,521
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Murphy says: Keep it, you'll never need it. Sell it, you'll need it a day later.
DieselDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-09, 07:36 AM   #10
HillRider 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Posts: 29,121
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 180 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jzsoup View Post
I just sold a few bike items on ebay and really took it in the shorts with all their increased fees and whatnot. Had I known, I wouldn't have sold them (frame and wheelset). But that's just me.
I've used the local Craig's List with good results. No fees and, since it is local, you usually don't have to ship the items or wait for a check to clear.
HillRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-09, 07:56 AM   #11
peanut_man
Senior Member
 
peanut_man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Keep it.
peanut_man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-09, 08:12 AM   #12
Little Darwin
The Improbable Bulk
 
Little Darwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
Bikes: Many
Posts: 8,402
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
I have about 10 sets of spare wheels in my basement. I just offered a set to someone who needs a set.

If you need the money sell it. If not, save it for when you, or someone else needs it, then either use it or pay it forward.
Little Darwin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-09, 09:10 AM   #13
stevage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bikes: Specialized Tricross Sport 2009
Posts: 1,488
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I had the exact same situation. Bought an identical bike with the insurance money, and immediately swapped the clean new wheel off, and reused the dirty old one. The new one has been sitting there waiting for a purpose. Looks like I'm going to end up rebuilding the old one, and will use the wheel for that. I did almost use it one day when I destroyed a tube while already running late for work...

I think my logic came down to what those above have said: did I really need $100 that badly?
stevage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-09, 01:38 PM   #14
HillRider 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Posts: 29,121
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 180 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by stevage View Post
I think my logic came down to what those above have said: did I really need $100 that badly?
And, more to the point, could you get $100 even for the new wheel, not to mention a used one?
HillRider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:19 AM.