Join Date: May 2009
Bikes: Felt AR1, Cervelo S2
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do you think this could possibly be profitable?
as i've gotten to learn more about bikes this year, i've gotten pretty decent at building and repairing them. it's a blast for me to look at a frame, dream up a set of components, and then build the bike - not just the "best" components, but the "right" ones for the bike.
for example, i recently stripped down a stock steel bike that had a set of components that were just all wrong...obviously the manufacturer built it to a price point for mass appeal. and turned it into something much more aggressive and race-worthy. total blast. but and expensive habit.
next project is a restoration of an '84 Ciocc.
so the idea is to do these custom builds using parts below retail and then try to make my money back selling the bikes on ebay as unique custom builds.
hell, even if i can't make a profit it would be nice to make my money back.