Hey, newb here.. need advice..
What is a "good deal" on a 1999 big sur in "new condition?"
The components matter. Is it stock (as bought at the store)? Do you know the cranks, the wheelset, the brakes, etc?
Hard to give you an answer without more info
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I paid $700-$800 new in 1999. Figuring the bike is now 8 years old, maybe $200. I still ride mine, mainly as a commuter for the last three years but it needs some TLC (new chain, hub, BB, chainrings). Great bike.