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Old 10-26-14, 03:28 PM
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Parting Out

First time selling a bike and had some questions about parting out.

When parting out a bike, would it make more sense financially to separate the hubs from the wheels? Would it be be better to sell the group set pieces separately or together as a complete set? All of the date codes on the pieces indicate 74.

The group set is Shimano Dura-Ace from 74, and the wheels are Super Champion Competition with a good condition set of Wolber Libertys on them.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-26-14, 04:04 PM
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I would check ebay solds for comps to answer your question. Generally, the shipping costs on built up tubular wheelesets limit the market on a decent pair of hubs.
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Old 10-26-14, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by JoshuaD View Post
First time selling a bike and had some questions about parting out.

When parting out a bike, would it make more sense financially to separate the hubs from the wheels? Would it be be better to sell the group set pieces separately or together as a complete set? All of the date codes on the pieces indicate 74.

The group set is Shimano Dura-Ace from 74, and the wheels are Super Champion Competition with a good condition set of Wolber Libertys on them.

Thanks in advance!
I have parted out a number of bikes...wheels are a pain unless you can sell them locally. Shipping wheels is, IMHO, more problematic than shipping a frame or bike!
@oddjob2 has it right to get the values...eBay SOLD listings...
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Old 10-26-14, 05:21 PM
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In my experience, unless the tubular's are exceptionally special your almost always better cutting out the hubs. Same with clinchers but to a lesser extent. A pair of hubs can be shipped coast to coast for $9. A pair of wheels can cost upwards of $45 coast to coast...that's a stiff premium to pay for ancient wheels. I just cut apart a pairs of 1980-ish wheels, 700c, Rigida blue labels, SS butted spokes laced to Avocet sealed bearing hubs. I'll get as much for the hubs as I would for the wheel set.

When I have complete group sets, everything matching, I always try sell it as a group first. A complete group can be shipped in USPS large flat rate box, I roll the $13 into my 'Buy Now' price and offer free shipping. If you part out a group it can be as many as 13? different parts which means 13 sets of pictures, 13 ad's and 13 parts to box up and who knows how many messages to respond to. At the moment I'm sitting on 2 complete groups and will be selling both as groups versus parting out.

And try selling your group here first, offer it up for your Ebay 'Buy Now' price minus 13%, you'll walk with the same amount of money and someone can save 13%.
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Old 10-26-14, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by daf1009 View Post
Shipping wheels is, IMHO, more problematic than shipping a frame or bike...
+1. It can be a pain. If I remember, the next time I ship a wheel set (I have a set for sale right now), I'll post up pics on my boxing technigue.
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Originally Posted by miamijim View Post
+1. It can be a pain. If I remember, the next time I ship a wheel set (I have a set for sale right now), I'll post up pics on my boxing technigue.

I have gotten to where I ship wheels separately...I have found it cheaper...do the dumpster dive behind Performance...get wheel boxes...then ship in two boxes...little more work, but generally cheaper.

Would love to see your technique!
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