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Bike Purchasing/Selling Decisions: Tell Me What to Do.
I love my road bike, despite the fact that it's slightly too small for me and the geometry is slightly off for my frame and it's a black/yellow color combo (if you care about that kind of superficial thing). Originally retailed for $3500, though I got a slight discount through a local bike shop on account of being a friend. Pro's Closet has told me they could likely sell it for $1800... but offered me $900. I'm currently being tempted by disc brake road bikes (oh shush, I ride my road bike on a lot of gravel and in nasty conditions) and am considering buying a new bike. Do I:
- Cut my losses and realize my time is valuable and take Pro's Closet's paltry $900? Then go buy a whole new bike?
- Sell the bike on my own, maybe make more, maybe less and then go buy a whole new bike?
- Try to strip the bike, sell the frame and buy a new frame, and move all components over to a new frame?
- Try to use my current cross bike as a multi-purpose bike? Though that requires swapping cranks and tires.
- I have my own wheels and crank/powermeter already, though if I do choose to go disc brakes—that wouldn't help me out any.
- I also have a cyclocross bike (currently 1x) that I could potentially switch to a multi-purpose bike by putting on a new crank and swapping out cross tires for slicks. BUT I don't love the idea of that extra work and swapping back and forth all the time during cross season.
What would you do? Please make a decision for this extraordinarily indecisive person.