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    any thoughts on how much my Salty is worth?

    There's an outside chance I might be buying back my old restaurant and I'm gonna need some startup capital after spending every penny I have to buy the place. Just wondering if it's worthwhile to sell my Salty.( I'd probably be able to buy a new one within 3 months after opening)

    Anyway, here's what I got:

    2005 Salty 5" and 4" rockers included . Paint is a custom Orange with green translucent clearcoat. Beautiful. condition is excellent other than some gouges in the downtube paint caused during shipping. A few rub marks from cable housing too. Otherwise, that's about it. I take care of my bikes as Aaron and Sherwood can attest.

    Fork: 2006 Revelation U-Turn air
    Brakes: Magura Marta SL
    Wheels: Silver Kings, black Supercomp spokes. 617 rims
    Cranks: Truvativ Stylo Carbon (plus extra BB)
    Pedals: Speedplay Frogs
    Post: Thomson
    Saddle: WTB Pure V
    Bar: Brand spankin new Easton Monkeylight OS
    Stem: Thomson oversized 110mm
    Headset: King
    Shock: Pushed RP3
    Cogs: SRAM
    Shifters/derailleur: SRAM XO
    FD: XT
    Skewers: Odyssey bolt ons
    Tires: Kendas, Contis, -- buyer's choice

    I'd appreciate any input you all can give me.
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    Size? That will make a difference when trying to sell a bike. I have a really hard time selling one because I'm so small, but people who are mediumish height have a bit more of their pick of the market.
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    size matters....Duh!

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    QUOTE=stripes]Size? That will make a difference when trying to sell a bike. I have a really hard time selling one because I'm so small, but people who are mediumish height have a bit more of their pick of the market.[/QUOTE]
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    Reselling bikes always sucks. Hopefully you can make your restaurant work.

    I'd value it around $2300-2500 which is nowhere close to the sum of the parts, but the resale market ain't so hot
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    agree with squeaky, for real this time. you might get lucky and get close to 2500 but that is definitely the max.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    I take care of my bikes as Aaron and Sherwood can attest.

    Fork: 2006 Revelation U-Turn air
    Yes, you do. But then again how hard is it to take care of a bike that gets used once a year at Mammoth??!?!

    Are you sure it's a 2006? You had your pushed Float on there last year at Mammoth.

    Seriously folks, yep, it's really well taken care of, but most folks just want/expect a bargain on used bikes. 2200-2500 would be realistic. My advice? Sell the X-3 before the Salt.

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    No kidding...

    ....I've hardly ridden since mammoth

    The X-3 goes next year....when the M1 comes out

    I hate even thinking about selling my bike, but I could always buy a Terremoto for Mammoth this summer (we still doing that this year?) and pick it up in person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    Yes, you do. But then again how hard is it to take care of a bike that gets used once a year at Mammoth??!?!

    Are you sure it's a 2006? You had your pushed Float on there last year at Mammoth.

    Seriously folks, yep, it's really well taken care of, but most folks just want/expect a bargain on used bikes. 2200-2500 would be realistic. My advice? Sell the X-3 before the Salt.

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    yo Turtle-
    Good to hear about the possibility of re-owning the restaurant!
    Selling the bike...hrmmmm....well, if that means you'll be on a TM come Mammoth time, then make it so Number 1!

    My buddy Jeremy was just talking yesterday, and on todays ride, about getting back to Mammoth.
    So yeah, I'd say it's on again. ;-)
    As long as Aaron puts it together again. Master coordinator he is.
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    you could get more money by parting it out...but it is a lot more work to sell stuff separately..

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    +1 on parting it out. if you need the money more than the couple hours it will take you to part/list it...
    you can always list it whole then part it out a few weeks later.

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    +2 on parting it out. I built a Rocky Mountain Vertex up last year and rode it for six months or so. Liked it, but it was too close to my other bikes, so I decided to get rid of it. Didn't like what complete hardtails were going for, so decided to part it out. Everything was gone in three weeks (frame, fork, brakes, wheels). I got more for a handful of major components than I would have for the entire bike, and by keeping a lot of the smaller stuff, I now have most of the little things I need for the next project. And bars, stems, seatpost, cranks, cassettes, etc. really add up.

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    Downside to parting it out (if you can't sell locally or sell multiple parts to the same buyer):

    - individual packaging and shipping
    - listing fees
    - overall hassle factor
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    parting out is over rated.....often not the case that you get more and in many cases you end up with parts you can even give away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    parting out is over rated.....often not the case that you get more and in many cases you end up with parts you can even give away.
    I guess it's matter of luck...but let's just say I have made a lot more money selling used parts on ebay than I have "lost" (gotten less money than expected/wanted)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    yo Turtle-
    Good to hear about the possibility of re-owning the restaurant!
    Selling the bike...hrmmmm....well, if that means you'll be on a TM come Mammoth time, then make it so Number 1!

    My buddy Jeremy was just talking yesterday, and on todays ride, about getting back to Mammoth.
    So yeah, I'd say it's on again. ;-)
    As long as Aaron puts it together again. Master coordinator he is.

    Funny I was just talking to Sherwood and Steve about this on Wednesday's Night ride...
    Guess I just got volunteered!

    I'll see what I come up with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el Turtlehead
    ....I've hardly ridden since mammoth

    The X-3 goes next year....when the M1 comes out

    I hate even thinking about selling my bike, but I could always buy a Terremoto for Mammoth this summer (we still doing that this year?) and pick it up in person.

    feel the gin
    You do of course realize that a TM will weigh at least 31#'s? Sure you can live with that?

    M1 very nice... It's a Tundra Double Cab for me. ('09 Purchase)... 381hp! (Just ignore the 7,000# GVWR)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    agree with squeaky, for real this time. you might get lucky and get close to 2500 but that is definitely the max.



    Maybe in So Cal................I got more coin than that for mine ( its a matter of supply vs demand ) ! TIG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    parting out is over rated.....often not the case that you get more and in many cases you end up with parts you can even give away.
    Depends. I've found that it's just as easy to keep a headset and front mech with most frames.

    Always seem to have problems with seatposts/seats/stems/handlebars/chains like Fo mentions above. Frames, forks, wheels, and drivetrains are normally not a problem.

    Either way... good luck

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    Thanks for the input, folks.

    I'm sorry, but if you want to buy it you'll have to wait for me to take out an mtbr ad....
    Last edited by el Turtlehead; 02-04-2008 at 12:42 PM.
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    sorry, Turtlehead, please buy an mtbr ad or I will have to delete the post/lock the thread according to the guidelines

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    Once upon a time we didn't have an oppressive moderator .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
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    LOL... come on... I am nice..I ask politely before I use my oh-so-unlimited powers

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    i, for one...

    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    LOL... come on... I am nice..I ask politely before I use my oh-so-unlimited powers
    welcome our benevolent overlord!

    He does have a point, and I am sure you will do it when you see this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    LOL... come on... I am nice..I ask politely before I use my oh-so-unlimited powers
    I voted for Fo
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    Well, I edited my evil post...

    Hope that will suffice as I can't really post an ad without photos and I aint got any and my camera don't work....and....anyhoo


    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    LOL... come on... I am nice..I ask politely before I use my oh-so-unlimited powers
    Ask me about my translucent green clearcoat!

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