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    New question here. Advise on a trade - Pic added

    I'm thinking about trading my 2007 Prophet 4 for an Ironhorse warrior f/s (I believe that it is an 04). What should I ask for in addition to my bike $'s wise? The cannondale is in perfect condition. I want to free up some cash in order to puchase a flash 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdurbin
    I'm thinking about trading my 2007 Prophet 4 for an Ironhorse warrior f/s (I believe that it is an 04). What should I ask for in addition to my bike $'s wise?

    The answer depends on many factors.

    1. What is the condition of both bikes?
    2. What components are on the bikes, or are you trading frame for frame?
    3. What type of riding has been done on both bikes?



    You need to give the guys here a bit more to go on in order for them to give you a gestimate. Pictures would actually be better.

    Your trading a 2007 for a 2004?

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    better yet, you're trading a cannondale for an iron horse?????

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    Unless the iron horse is a consolation prize that comes with a $1500 payment for your prophet, I don't think you should do it.
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    Trying to free up some cash to purchase a new hardtail cannondale.
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    lets see a pic of your prophet... i think you shoudl keep it... that iron horse proabably weighs a bagillion pounds and rides like a dead donkey...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DriveByBikeShooting
    lets see a pic of your prophet... i think you shoudl keep it... that iron horse proabably weighs a bagillion pounds and rides like a dead donkey...
    Just a stock 2007 Prophet 4, great condition, minimal nicks.
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    unless you really don't like the prophet or you are getting alot of money I would not do it...

    it is a major downgrade... how much were you getting on the $$$ side if you don't mind me asking?
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    Take apart your Prophet and sell the parts to get the most out of it....
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    I don't know how much to ask in additon for the prophet. Does anyone have any ideas of what I should be looking for in addition to my bike?
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    ok, I would say his bike is worth about 3-400 if in working condition and yours probably like around 700 so maybe ask for 3-400 plus trade?
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    Your bike could easily hit 1000-1100 on ebay. Subtract however much that iron horse is worth to you from that and ask for the difference in cash.
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    why are people so impulsive when it comes to buying bikes?
    1. If you are going to keep a FS bike don't get rid of a good one for a crappy one.
    2. Save your money until you can afford the Flash.
    3. Save a little more and get the Flash 29er...otherwise you'll be selling a bike a year from now to free up $$ for a 29er

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    I'd keep the prophet, however like someone else said I've seen prophets in good shape locally and on eBay for $1000/$12000. I wouldn't pay more than $200 for the iron horse. I'd probably ask for at least $800, but I'd never trade a prophet for an iron horse to begin with.

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    Don't even think about the IronHorse. That thing is barely a half step above a Walgoose.

    If you absolutely have to buy a hardtail, just sell the Prophet outright. I can't see how you would be happy with that downgrade. Really though, I'd say ride the hell out of the Prophet, until you can afford the Flash.
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    The fork on that prophet cost more than that iron horse. I wouldn't do it. I would either 1) sell the prophet for all cash 2) save up for the Flash and keep the prophet.

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    I'll tell you right now that those lefties are going for 250-350 on Fleabay (depending on condition). The prophet frames alone go for anywhere between 250-550 again depending on condition.

    Me personally I would keep the prophet, but that is just me. If I needed cash that bad I could always sell a kidney.

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    AGAIN.....You are trading a 2007 for a 2004?? Compare the components 1 by 1 and you will see that the Prophet is way, way better than the IH.
    But then again there is that nifty pump on the IH that seals the deal.

    What is the rear shock on the IH, I can tell the Prophet has the fox on it.

    Why not sell your 06 Novara Ponderosa? It's the older of the 2 you have in your sig.

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    Part your bike out.

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    what a waste
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    Keep the Prophet. Iron Horse are NOT as cool or as rugged.

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    keep the cannondale you will regret the iron horse
    as steve said "As long as the rotor/rivets clears the fork, a miss is as good as a mile"

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