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Old 09-03-2014, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: What's Your Bike Worth

When I build a bike I keep track of every penny I spend to build it. I save the invoices and make a record and when the bike is complete and on the road I'll add up what the bike cost me to build. Anything I buy after that gets added to the original total. Keep in mind I don't add in my labor and I don't account for things like welding supplies or materials I have on hand.

Then a guy offers me less than half what I have in the bike for the parts alone and is aghast when I tell him what it cost me to build it.

Maybe I should stop keeping track of my expenses and just sell the darn things so I'll have some garage space. I'm not in it for the profit margin anyway.

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