Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Montpeculiar, VT
Bikes: Soma Rush, Fuji Cross, Raleigh Technium Mtn Bike, Ross 10 speed with Shimano 600.
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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
Nashbar Racing Ti-railed saddle (200gm)
Weinman center pull front brake with new Kool-Stop salmon pads and Weinman lever
Fiamme 27" front wheel tied and soldered with high flange hub
New 27" Weinman/Formula fixed/free flip flop
new tires 27 x 1 3/8 Kenda knobbies &/or
27 x 1 1/8 conti GP1000
New Soma 16 Tooth cog
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?