Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
Bikes: 2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1979 Austro-Daimler
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That's a really nice build. My Cross Check frame just came in today, and its next stop is heading out to be powder coated. Surly's colors are just so ugly. I plan to put the Surly decals back on it.
Anyway, back to your bike and your question...
The problem with doing a custom build is that you built the bike you wanted, not necessarily the bike the buyer wants. You probably know you won't get your money back out of it. I probably wouldn't be willing to pay much more than what I could get a new Cross Check for, because the only upgrades that really excite me are the Chris King headset, the Phil Wood bottom bracket and the Paul brakes. If I wanted things like a Brooks saddle and bar-end shifters I might go a bit higher.
Good luck with it, and here's hoping your situation turns back around soon.