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    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?

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    Keep it! An extra wheel can be a handy thing to have around.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunburst View Post
    keep it! An extra wheel can be a handy thing to have around.
    +1

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    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!
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    Murphy says: Keep it, you'll never need it. Sell it, you'll need it a day later.
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    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.

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    Keep it.
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    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.

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    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?

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    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?

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