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Anyone have experiance with whole bikes selling better then parts?

I have a mostly complete bike (used some of the parts to build my new bike) that I wish to sell to help finance a new bike. I could take spare parts and finish the bike, prior to selling. They wouldn't be first choice parts, but at least the bike will roll.

It would be easier to just sell the parts. I was thinking:

1. Frame, headset, stem, fork, bottom bracket together. (should I break up the set?)
2. Disc wheels separate, since I'm not selling the brakes.
 

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Parting out takes more time and energy on your part. But yes, much easier for it to be sold. And yes, you'll most likely end up getting more money because a buyer will pay for the part they want. Whole bike? "...I don't care about the Saint cranks you have on there, so I'll offer less money..."
 

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Precisely.....dirtmerchant has it right. You will get way more parting it out. I used to do this for a profit and financed many a bike by purchasing complete bikes and selling them for parts on eBay. People don't realize how much everything costs together. Its the little things, the BB, the headset, chain, etc. that really add up. If you sell everything individually you get that more value. Never include ANYTHING with the frame. People will not pay extra for it. A $1,000 frame with a CK headset will only go for $1,020 probably whereas a CK headset separately would probably fetch $80+..... Sell each item in an individual option. provide good clear pictures and explanation for each part. It'll take a little time but you will make a lot more money.
 
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