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In this month, my three year old El Salt has done the Monarch Crest, Slickrock, Kopakelli in Fruita, Jim Thorpe, PA, some local stuff and will be raced on the 29th at Hunter Mtn in the Catskills (results not important;) )

Now the frame is scuffed, scraped, scored from brake levers across the top tube and pain chipped from rocks on the bottom side. Never had a problem!

So, when does a Ventana become more of an unsellabe sentimental piece rather than a valuable asset for ebay when a new ride enters the picture? Or does the Ventana trade in make more sense at that point?
 

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Trade In? Sell?

Repaint!

:)

JmZ

El_Scottamontes said:
In this month, my three year old El Salt has done the Monarch Crest, Slickrock, Kopakelli in Fruita, Jim Thorpe, PA, some local stuff and will be raced on the 29th at Hunter Mtn in the Catskills (results not important;) )

Now the frame is scuffed, scraped, scored from brake levers across the top tube and pain chipped from rocks on the bottom side. Never had a problem!

So, when does a Ventana become more of an unsellabe sentimental piece rather than a valuable asset for ebay when a new ride enters the picture? Or does the Ventana trade in make more sense at that point?
 

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Well, it can be hard to let go of an old friend. I'm having trouble parting with my Mark Richards surfboard for simlar reasons. We've been through a lot together down here in Oz :) I plan on keeping my Ventana until it's broken in two, but it's just an emotional decision. Follow your heart man!!!!!
 

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No Salt will be sold before it's time.

I am not getting rid of my Salt. No reason as it works flawlessly and last I knew, you don't ride a paint job. I was just curious if there are many who hold onto bikes long after there day has come for sentimental reasons. Most likeley, when I wear out the frame and shock, a trade in will take place.
 

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When does a bike become priceless? When it's made in limited numbers by a sought after frame builder/artist.

When does a bike become worthless? When it's flogged, used and abused. I've seen to many crooks try to pass off their worthless equipment on ebay. Just because it's a brand name doesn't mean it's worth anything especially when its usable life has long expired.

I would consider Ventana frames extremely durable and well built with that I wouldn't think twice of buying a used Ventana from an honest seller.
 

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As soon as its mine...

I never sell. I tend to personify my possessions and become attached to them.
 

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I've kept every bike i've over owned. Thats not saying much, I've only accumulated 7. My very first 10-speed (Ross brand something) got turned into a single-speed cross bike a few years ago. My very first mountain bike ('92ish Harro Impasse) is a single speed now. My first FS (Schwinn S-30 aluminum) frame is hanging in my garage. I've got a Cannonade hardtail a buddy gave me when he moved, an old Schwinn High Planes frame, and a PrincePoint Piave road bike.

..plus the Fuegomontes

My mom sold my banana-seat cruiser in a garage sale while I was away at college..still hurts to think about..

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ohpossum said:
My mom sold my banana-seat cruiser in a garage sale while I was away at college..still hurts to think about..
I feel your pain. My mother sold all of my Vintage Star Wars figures at a garage sale years back. I even had them in the Darth Vader head case. Still hurts to this day.
 
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