Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Parts vs whole (was Like PX10, Jubilee, Campy,Brooks NR)

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Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 17:44:19 -0700
From: "John" <bikehunt@pacbell.net>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Parts vs whole (was Like PX10, Jubilee, Campy,Brooks NR)
To: "Roy H. Drinkwater" <roydrink@mac.com>, classic list <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <B61355DE.9F4%roydrink@mac.com>


Finding a buyer for every piece is the problem, thus my question. Is this bike the equivalent of a '32 Ford 3-window coupe or like my '86 VW Cabriolet? Both would cost a fortune to build if you had to buy every piece, but my car wouldn't be worth squat in pieces.

John Dunn in Napa Valley where the weather is still as close to perfect as it gets.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy H. Drinkwater"
To: classic list
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 10:27 AM
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Parts vs whole (was Like PX10, Jubilee,


Campy,Brooks NR)


> John writes:
>
> >Is this worth more in pieces than as a complete bike?
>
> Basically nearly everything is, bikes, cars, camera gear, computers,
> etc. as long as you can find buyers for every piece. Isn't this the concept
> behind "chop shops"?
>
> Josh writes:
>
> >I'll probably end up selling it whole then hoping not to
> >see its dismembered remains on ebay a week later...
>
> Not to say ebay is a "chop shop"... :<)
>
> But isn't buying complete bikes, finding components, stripping,
> cleaning, restoring, exchanging, parting out, and trading to get other parts
> to make the bike you want part of the fun? ...besides riding of course!
>
> Roy H. Drinkwater
> It's raining again & cold in Lititz, PA