Re: [CR]Now:Maximizing Profits --Parting Out


Example: Racing

From: Chuck Schmidt <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Now:Maximizing Profits --Parting Out
References: <2b.2d0d90de.2ab27cda@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 19:49:56 -0700

LouDeeter@aol.com wrote:
>
> In a message dated 9/12/2002 7:15:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> chuckschmidt@earthlink.net writes:
> > Part it out or sell as complete bike. Which would net maximum
> > dollars he asked?
> >
> Having parted a bunch of bikes, my experience tells me the sum of the parts
> is higher than the sum of the whole. Unless the bike is one of those rare
> bikes or has a heritage that makes it a collector bike with the original
> parts, you will almost always get more if you sell the parts and the
> frame/fork separately. Since I don't buy bikes that fit that category, I
> have no knowledge of that end of the market. Since I always advertise a
> "shipped" price, I just have to watch shipping as the rates have increased
> this past couple of years. My wife doesn't like all the trips to the post
> office either, but that's another story. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

And what about parting out a perfect Frejus that is 30 years old and unridden. The high point in my mind for Frejus was when Ferdi Kubler of Switzerland won the TdF in 1950 on a Frejus.

So by 1972 was a Frejus just chopped liver and not to be thought of as a big deal in 2002.

Opinions?

Chuck Schmidt
SoPas, SoCal