My uncle has finally come to terms with the fact that his knackered knees will never recover enough to let him ride his bikes again. I have offered to drive up to Manchester, bring them down to Herts and sell them for him (bikes, not knees), so will be doing this over the next couple of weeks, photographing, cataloguing, selling etc.
He built the collection up over the 60's, 70's and early 80's, and it includes:
Hetchins (not curly), fully refurbished with partially chromed forks
Neil Orrell touring
Neil Orrell racing
Holdsworth Professional (in white, though, rather than the professional blue/orange colours)
Holdsworth (don't know which model yet)
Condor Barrachi (lugless)
Hetchins is 22-1/2", but I think that the others are 23". The Orrell's were handbuilt for him.
Amongst the components there will be lots of campag, stronglight/TA, Mafac, Brooks, mix of 27" and 700 wheels, etc.
When I collect them I will get all of the history so that I can catalogue them properly.
So here's the question: what would be the best strategy to realise the best pricing for him: would I raise more by stripping them down and selling the individual parts, rather than by selling as complete bikes? I also notice that a number of people offer for sale first here on Retrobike and, if no interest, then list on eBay. Is this the most effective approach?
All advice gratefully received.