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Volkscycle Mark 100

Old 05-19-22, 12:02 AM
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Volkscycle Mark 100

Trying to decide what to do with my Volkscycle Mk 100. I put it together to have a 'legal'bike to ride in the last Eroica. Ok , all done now, so now what. Bike isn t geometry wise much to my liking, as the top tube is 59cm long, the seat tube 57cm, and the chainstay 45cm. Oddly it came with 1st Gen Dura Ace , derailleurs, shifters, brakes, levers, and cranks . Really nice stuff in my opinion.

So i do sell whole or part out? No brand cache in Volkscycle. Been looking for 5 speed frame to transplant components too, but no luck so far. Thoughts?
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Old 05-19-22, 06:30 AM
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the forum has had a number of threads discussing this model

iirc they were produced by Zebrakenko, which later became Zebra

Volkscycle had a short-lived office on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles


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Originally Posted by juvela View Post
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the forum has had a number of threads discussing this model

iirc they were produced by Zebrakenko, which later became Zebra

Volkscycle had a short-lived office on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles


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Yes, thanks, I am aware of the other posts. In fact you can see my exact bike in this post.Volkscycle Mark 100
My question is it better to keep it as a whole or part it out .
My ideal frame to hang all the components on would be 58ctc seat tube, 57cm top, and 42cm chainstay ( Like a 1979 Centurion Semi Pro, 23.5" ctt). Otherwise getting ridding of it while or in pieces
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Generally you make more money parting out assuming you are willing to do the work. I'd find the replacement bike first that fits you. If it comes as a complete bike, you may not want to part this out. If it comes as a frame, move the parts over and sell the frame.
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If the goal is to maximize return, then parting out is the answer. The first generation Dura Ace parts tend to bring quite a bit on eBay.

If the goal is easy/peasy. then selling complete locally is the way to go.

You decide. In my market, complete will bring about 25% to 33% of what the parts alone will bring.

I had one, bought from an Orlando flipper. Parted it out for 4X what I paid the flipper. The more obscure the brand, the less you tend to get for it complete. Had it been an equal quality Trek, complete would have been very close to the value of the parts. Had it been my size, I would have kept it.

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