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Old 02-18-21, 01:55 AM
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A complete bike is usually an easier sell, but you can typically make more money parting it out; it just takes longer.
​​​​​​You have to find buyers who are looking for the parts you have, and people who shop used components are generally looking for deals.

I've sold bikes with backdated components before, I'm just very clear about it to buyers, and try to price it fairly. I wouldn't buy a 'period' frame just to hang a take-off groupset on, if I've already got one on hand.
Since I usually use the proceeds to fund other bike projects, I'd rather have a lump of cash to work with now, than a pile of parts, and a trickle of income, and complete bikes are an easier sell. .

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