Thanks for the considered feedback Guys. I initially thought my opinion wouldn't/couldn't be swayed by anyone else's but i'm finding that maybe it has been!
I would build and ride.
It's just 'stuff'...
...Put it another way, what's the point in having it ?
Good point. I originally bought the DD because I loved the idea of sending a rumble through the forrest as I rode 10km/h faster that I usually would... just because I was rolling of a DD!... Then my brain got in the way...
is the depreciation from building it and riding it enough to retire on
or have a holiday on ,or tax your car , or a good night out , ?
if not then its not like its a major fiscal consideration
lets say its worth £500 in the box or £250 built
your wife will spend that at ikea on a saturday avo , on shit ,you dont need
build it , enjoy it video it and post the sound track
here to help ya lucky bastard
Haha, I like your thinking. And you're right, the missus would just blow the profits on crap anyway!
Built to be ridden on.
It's worth £0 in the box. Value is irrelevant if you're not selling it now!
you know you want to sell me it for the price of a slab and some new jandals mate....
I would sell it.
I have had the same issue (to a smaller extent!) with some NOS Red Ritchey tyres.
I decided that if I rode on them I would halve the value. I realised I could not afford to halve the value as I am poor and they were an asset, so I sold them to someone who could!
I then used the proceeds on other stuff I wouldn't mind using as it would not have been devalued. . . . . . .much
But thats just me.
One of the things that's held me back from building the DD has been that it would become instant (or nearly instant) funds if something on my wish-list popped up (Mantis Valkyrie, Titan1/2 Trac, Gen. 1 Attitude (until recently
), '89 Alien etc.), allowing me (hopefully) to cover the inevitably horrendous expense of getting it to Aus from wherever it was located. But in reality, the DD is probably as great a prize as any of the other things I covet...
Great... Now i'm more confused than ever...
* '89 Nishiki Alien 17/19"
* Mantis Valkyrie-EC 18"
* Titan 1/2 Trac 18" (Stay tuned to this channel...)'89 Titan 1/2 Trac, '90 Nishiki Alien ACX (NOS, M735), '90 Pearson Kea, '91 Nishiki Alien ACX (M900), '91 Haro Extreme Comp (M735), '91 Milazo Rock Comp II, '91 Mantis XCR-EC, '92 American Comp-Lite (XC-Pro), '12 Soma B-Side (650B), '14 Cannondale Evo Hi-Mod 1 DA9000, '15 Cannondale Trigger 27.5 Carbon 2 (XTR)