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    Is this a stupid idea?

    I have a 51cm Schwinn fixed gear. Mavic rims w/ Formula hubs, Dura-Ace cog, Shimano 105 cranks, risers w/ oury grips, Schwinn saddle, plain kalloy seatpost, MKS pedals w/ straps.

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    Do you think it'd be possible to sell it all for around $550?

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    I don't no.

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    I'd be surprised if you got that much.
    I am looking for a 52cm-ish lugged mixte or ladies frame. Pm if you got one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by knucks
    I have a 51cm Schwinn fixed gear. Mavic rims w/ Formula hubs, Dura-Ace cog, Shimano 105 cranks, risers w/ oury grips, Schwinn saddle, plain kalloy seatpost, MKS pedals w/ straps.

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    Do you think it'd be possible to sell it all for around $550?
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    its only worth somewhere in the $200's. no where near $550.

    for that kind of dough you can get a brand new purpose built track bike with better components.

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    Well the frame I got for $70, wheels were $120. Seatpost was another $20. That's all ready over $200. Not counting the cranks, cog, chainring, chain, etc...maybe 500 is a little steep but, 'naw mean?

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    its rare to make back the money spent in buying parts piecemeal when you resell a whole bike.
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    So why do you think people would pay around $200 more than you did for used bike.
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    I'll give you four dollars for the extension cord.

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    Take what you paid and halve it. Hope you get that much.

    Not saying you won't get back every cent you paid, but just don't expect it.

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    Not to be unkind, but you're crazy.

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    I've frequently bought old 10-speeds for $10, made them into single speed, and sold them for over $100 on ebay. It usually comes out to around $70 or so in profit.
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    yeah, but he didnt come into is parts as abandoned junk. an old conversion is only going be worth so much, no matter what parts you hang on it.

    plus, you are adding the value of fixing it up and making it a single speed.

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    I wouldn't give you 250 for it.

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    Wow I don't know why I wrote $550 for that, now that I think about it that's ridiculous amount for my bike.

    I guess all I really want is a new frame w/ track ends :/

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    I think you'd make a lot more selling the wheelset, frame, and parts separately. Be patient and you can find someone on Craigslist who's willing to pay a lot more than you paid for that wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hiredgoons
    I think you'd make a lot more selling the wheelset, frame, and parts separately. Be patient and you can find someone on Craigslist who's willing to pay a lot more than you paid for that wheelset.
    Yeah I considered that, but I mean I have good wheels so I do want to keep them..

    For some reason I am drawn to the EAI BrassKnuckle right now and want that frame but can't justify spending $300 on it, especially right now..

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    What wheels do you have? Your original post suggested that you were selling the ones (Mavic CXP-22 I assume) in the picture.

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    Yah those are the wheels..i don't think i am seeing you point tho?

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    We should just start a financial advice thread.

    How do you guys feel about the S&P this quarter? I've got some prospective investments I wouldn't mind trading PMs over.

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    Is it like an old heavy LeTour or World Sport frame? or is it new and light?
    Old and Heavy - Worth~$150
    New and Light - Worth~$250 (at best)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeUnit
    Is it like an old heavy LeTour or World Sport frame? or is it new and light?
    Old and Heavy - Worth~$150
    New and Light - Worth~$250 (at best)
    It's an 80s world sport

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    lol... very stupid indeed.

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    Although I'm a bit late, I'd say you'd get $300-400 on craigslist depending on where you are. Around here it'd sell like a hotcake, but not NY or SF.

    Good luck!
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