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Old 12-18-13, 10:54 AM
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question on selling my bike

put my bike on ebay with a reserve, i knew i wouldn't reach the reserve. but man it didn't even come close. i'm wanting to get a race xc hard tail and i need some extra cash. would i be better off parting the bike out? its a 98 y-glide, bare aluminum, new forks and full xtr. thanks..




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Old 12-18-13, 11:05 AM
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The frame is out of favor for most of the Fat tire world. Parting it out makes sense to me. The wheelset and fork should bring a few good bucks.
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I have to agree with Spydy on this one. Normally I would recommend keeping it whole; but in this case, the sum of its parts may definitely be greater.
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how much was the reserve?
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That being said, the bike looks bulletproof and I bet you had a hoot riding it.
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i gotta be honest, i don't want to reveal the reserve price. i know it was a little high, but i'm having a hard time letting it go for cheap. i'm not an idiot, i know how much bikes sell for, but i bought this bike brand new and sunk a ton of money into it. i know i can't get anywhere close to that. but it has been a really good bike. i will probably just end up keeping it and riding it. i have taken this bike everywhere to ride and its held up great. down ski runs in colorado, slick rock and northern california. this pic was on porcupine trail in moab.



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Unfortunately, I think it'll be tough to get more than the $390 that it was bid up to, if you are going to keep the bike whole. Parted out, you may do a good bit better -- real question is the value of the wheelset. The XTR M951 crankset alone can still go for around $100 on ebay.
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Old 12-19-13, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sloar View Post
i gotta be honest, i don't want to reveal the reserve price. i know it was a little high, but i'm having a hard time letting it go for cheap. i'm not an idiot, i know how much bikes sell for, but i bought this bike brand new and sunk a ton of money into it. i know i can't get anywhere close to that. but it has been a really good bike. i will probably just end up keeping it and riding it. i have taken this bike everywhere to ride and its held up great. down ski runs in colorado, slick rock and northern california. this pic was on porcupine trail in moab.

Either do that (keep it) or donate it to a good charity and take a nice writeoff.

I've kept my old bike from 1990 something... it's gone through a number of changes but is now a commuter bike and when it rains, I have no problem riding it. Something to be said about having a nice, old reliable bike hanging around.

BTW if your reserve was more than $200 - 300, than you were asking too much... but you knew that... take the XTR off and out on something older/cheaper and sell the whole bike for $200 and then sell the XTR...
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