[CR]To part out or not--special case

(Example: Racing:Beryl Burton)

Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 09:29:06 -0600
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Brook Watts <brook.watts@comcast.net>
Subject: [CR]To part out or not--special case

Some of you may have noticed some of my sales recently to shed some equipment owned by a recently retired buddy who hasn't ridden for a decade or more. He was a bit of a hoarder and kept lots of spares around. I have more to sell as time permits photo taking and listing. And all of it goes directly to a guy's retirement savings.

One of the items he entrusted me to sell requires a hard decision for a special reason. It's a mid-80's Paramount with a mix of SR and OT Campy. All of the components are pristine as is the frame except for 1 fault: a top tube ding that occurred when he pulled it out of the basement. So now I've got what would be a great trophy that has a blaring defect. Less visible because of the black finish but dented none the less.

I could part out the bike to get the most for his bank account but then I'd have a damaged frame that would be virtually worthless. Then again, who wants to buy a complete bike with a dinged tt. I need some fresh ides about what my next move should be.


Brook Watts
Longmont Colo USA