• Well a very broad "rule of thumb", is that anything new loses 25%/30% of it's value as soon as you walk out of the shop with it.

    So you're taking a hit on the new stuff you've had fitted, without having had the benefit of any use from it.

    Bearing that in mind, I think what you suggest is the least painful option.

    You'll need to think about the compatibility of your parts with any new frame (perhaps the brakes and mounting the front derailleur), but you'll recover more by selling them individually (if necessary), than you would if it was sold as a complete bike.

  • I guess if I got really lucky, I'd find a fitting bike for £3-400, and just make back what I can from this.

    Which simply isn't happening before Christmas. FML.

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