How we rate used parts quality
We rate the parts after close inspection, photo each at high resolution, wrap them in protective 1/2" bubble wrap, and store them safely. They may have small injuries, and any of those defects are noted. You KNOW what you are getting.
After inspection, we rate them by appearance or by mechanical worthiness, and typically by both factors.
OUR PARTS RATINGS: have been developed over time along the lines of the following simple criteria:
"A+" : RARELY available: this part is essentially new.
"A": Has been used but does not show it, OR is an exceptional quality and very rare part. Good for "show" or "Collector" status in any bike show.
"B+" Excellent part: "Wear" it anywhere. For the rare pieces, could be Collector status.
"B" Good : to go and as good as the parts on most "drivers".
"C": Has minor problems that takes it out of excellent class, but usable and not shamefull.
"D" Will get you anywhere, just is not as pretty as it could be. Should be repainted or repaired, or rechromed: but is in good enough condition for restoration. We don't keep many of the "D"'s: but will keep parts that are very rare when in this condition, and make them available for restoration.
"F" : You'll find those pieces in our garbage bins.
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