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Which has a higher resale value?

Old 07-17-09, 09:40 AM
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Which has a higher resale value?

Compact or standard crankset? Assuming all other variables (crank length, make/model/year) are constant.
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depends.
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Search ebay completed auctions for cranks that are available in both configs?
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Just sold one of each, both the same price.
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That's like buying a DVD player "that will have the higher resale value." You're over-thinking it.
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Never thought of any bike as a good resale commodity.
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i'm getting a bike with a complete group, don't need the crank, so want to choose a crank that will sell quickly and for a decent price.
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Since you're talking basically new stuff, it's not going to matter much. If you were selling one that's well used, the compact is probably more valuable because there's less supply out there.
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I'd think it would be easier to sell a compact in the secondary market. Somebody looking to get lower gears for a particular ride is likely to be looking for a deal on Ebay or CL.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
i'm getting a bike with a complete group, don't need the crank, so want to choose a crank that will sell quickly and for a decent price.
compact then.
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Not necessarily. Buying a common crank arm length matters more than compact vs standard.
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