Whether you spend eternity in hell for parting this bike out depends on its frame size, and the ease of repairing the dent. If the dent is small and easily fixed, and the frame is 57-58 cm, then you will surely be condemned to a horrible punishment forever. Otherwise, forgiveness is easy.
Galen Poole (58 cm frame rider)
> From: "Scott Peterson" <email@example.com>
> Date: 2005/11/10 Thu AM 11:56:42 EST
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: [CR]Part it out or sell it whole?
> This one will start a flame war for sure....
> I've got a mid-70's Motobecane Grand Record that will be up for sale soon.
> It's 90+% original, with period upgrades (Regina Oro chain, Dura Ace fw,
> black anodized Weinmann 500 brakes, Campy post), and in good, but not great,
> shape (some paint wear on top tube and chainstays, and a ding in the
> headtube). It's probably worth more parted than whole, but will I rot in
> the 7th circle of hell for parting it out?
> Scott Peterson
> Bend, OR