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    Senior Member mattface's Avatar
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    Part it out or sell it whole.

    I need to sell my conversion to finance the building of my Rush. The quandry I'm in is wether to sell it whole, or part it out. If I sell it whole I would be keeping the cranks, and handlebars, but I have other cranks and handle bars I could put on to make it whole again.

    Here's what I have the "new" parts are a couple of months used.

    Old Italian made lugged frame branded Sprint sanded down to bare metal and painted cool flat black
    new Shimano Cartridge BB
    new balls in old headset
    GB 90mm quill stem
    25.6mm seatpost
    Nashbar Racing Ti-railed saddle (200gm)
    Weinman center pull front brake with new Kool-Stop salmon pads and Weinman lever
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    new tires 27 x 1 3/8 Kenda knobbies &/or
    27 x 1 1/8 conti GP1000
    New Soma 16 Tooth cog
    DA lockring
    new chain

    If I sold it whole I would add a set of aluminum road bars and tape, and a Sugino VP 170 crank with 42T chainring. The buyer could chose knobbies or road tires

    If I parted it out I would probably keep the cog, lockring, chain, and seat.

    I'm thinking this thing has more intrinsic value as a whole bike. It's a very solid conversion, but not terribly light. I hate to part it out because I built it, and so it's sort of my creation. On the other hand, I might get more money out of it by parting it out. Whatcha think?



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    sell it to a friend.
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    Senior Member mattface's Avatar
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    That would be the best option, but I only know one other person interested in fixed gear, and she's currently building a conversion. I gave her first crack. Maybe I'll try a poster at the coffee shop before I go ebay.

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    I think the bike is worth more whole than it is separately. Since on their own the parts aren't quite high-demand items, I doubt you'd get as much for them or at least a fair enough price all together. Some of those parts might sell better than others and make up the difference but I think you're better off selling the bike as a whole.

    This is one of those cases where the bike as a whole is stronger.

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    yeah I think if sold seperately it would probably just be broken down into frameset and wheelset with most of the parts still hanging on the frame. I'd still probably get more for the whole bike I think than the 2 lots separated.

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    If you part it out I would be interested in some of the parts.


    EDIT: I think you'd be lucky to get over $200 for it on ebay.

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    What kind of bars are those? They look like a cross between pista and moustache bars, I've been looking for something like that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by popluhv
    What kind of bars are those? They look like a cross between pista and moustache bars, I've been looking for something like that.
    Major Taylors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper
    Major Taylors?
    yeah, by soma i think

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    Looking at the prices conversions are fetching on eBay, I would just shine it up and sell it whole. Things like the stem, bars, etc have little or no value, whereas if you sell a complete, ready-to-ride bike it has a lot of value to someone who doesn't have the time/know-how to convert their bike.
    commuter turned bike mechanic turned commuter (also a Velocity USA employee, but this is my personal account)

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    burn it,collect the insurance.

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    My Insurance has a $500 deductible. I think I'll do better on ebay.

    Yes the bars were Soma Major Taylors, but I'm keeping em.

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