DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Sell the wheels unless you want to keep them. Can probably get $250 to $400 for them (yes, that is a wide range, assuming you sell on ebay, the variance can be incredible). Not a lot of value in the carbon fork, unless it is something special that I do not recognize. Stem could have some value. I would be moving some stuff to ebay, assuming you have the time/interest/skill to market on ebay, and a spotless sales record.
I really like picking up bikes with extras. On a couple of them, I was able to cover the purchase price with the extras alone. Then it is a "free" bike. A lot of buyers don't put much value on extras, they lack imagination. You could be really close to covering the purchase price on this one, and end up with a really high end bike.
Depending on your market, you might be able to sell some of the stuff locally. I sold a Zipp wheelset a couple of years ago, for slightly less than what I could have gotten on ebay. But selling parts and components locally is a real crapshoot.
Last edited by wrk101; 03-05-11 at 05:19 PM.