Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Beaverton, OR
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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.