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    How much is my 04 5.Spot worth?

    I have a well-loved 5 Spot medium frame with upgraded (from Romic coil) RP23 and Chris King headset. Well-loved means like the velveteen rabbit. There's a couple good dings on the downtube and toptube and some chainsuck munch. Functionally it's fine. Everything I described is cosmetic.

    This is the Horst link spot, with original 5" travel rockers, not 5.5 or 5.75. Painted rear triangle too.

    I know people love these things. I do too but I bought a Mach5 last year. I don't need two 5" travel bikes.

    What do you guys think this thing is worth? More than the trade in from Turner?

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    500 bucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aging Wannabee
    More than the trade in from Turner?
    No. I think its worth exactly what the frame trade in would be. If you had a ROMIC to put on it for the trade in, you could sell the shock and come out a little better but I don't think you'll get more than the $500 trade in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdub
    No. I think its worth exactly what the frame trade in would be. If you had a ROMIC to put on it for the trade in, you could sell the shock and come out a little better but I don't think you'll get more than the $500 trade in.
    I still have the romic. I would put it back on and sell the rp23 separately if I trade in. Seems a shame to trade in what was such a popular frame though.

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    In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.
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    Look, it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.
    "One often finds their destiny on the road taken to avoid it" - Master Ugway

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    I knew I could count on you Windhoar

    Apologies for the hijack Aging Wannabee (that isn't a pseudonym for Cutthroat, is it?). Much as I hate to agree with Renegade on any subject other than booze and hookers, I think he's right on the price.

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    Emphasis on Gstaad.

    How much is the gun?
    "One often finds their destiny on the road taken to avoid it" - Master Ugway

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    You like it, the Jamie Lee Curtis mirror scene?


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    Not a problem. I just want to know where the quotes come from. for some reason it made me think of "Vacation" & the family truckster.

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    Here's a clue:

    Pawnbroker: Burnt my fingers, man.
    Louis Winthorpe III: I beg your pardon?
    Pawnbroker: Man, that watch is so hot, it's smokin'.
    Louis Winthorpe III: Hot? Do you mean to imply stolen?
    Pawnbroker: I'll give you 50 bucks for it.
    Louis Winthorpe III: Fifty bucks? No, no, no. This is a Rouchefoucauld. The thinnest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland, and water resistant to three atmospheres. This is *the* sports watch of the '80s. Six thousand, nine hundred and fifty five dollars retail!
    Pawnbroker: You got a receipt?
    Louis Winthorpe III: Look, it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.
    Pawnbroker: In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.
    Louis Winthorpe III: Just give me the money.
    Louis Winthorpe III: [looking in display case] How much for the gun?

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    OP if you want another turner trade in is the only way to go....if you don't $400-$500 if clean 08 Spots and 08 RFX's are going for $700

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aging Wannabee
    Seems a shame to trade in what was such a popular frame though.
    Yep, I agree. I just bought a 04 1/2 Spot that was in really good condition with a RP3 and 5.5 Rockers for less than the trade in and was thrilled to have it. People want the new stuff, and this frame is not only 6 years old but its also not DW link which is guaranteed to make you faster, thinner, have more hair and have women throw themselves at you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidybeard
    Here's a clue:

    Pawnbroker: Burnt my fingers, man.
    Louis Winthorpe III: I beg your pardon?
    Pawnbroker: Man, that watch is so hot, it's smokin'.
    Louis Winthorpe III: Hot? Do you mean to imply stolen?
    Pawnbroker: I'll give you 50 bucks for it.
    Louis Winthorpe III: Fifty bucks? No, no, no. This is a Rouchefoucauld. The thinnest water-resistant watch in the world. Singularly unique, sculptured in design, hand-crafted in Switzerland, and water resistant to three atmospheres. This is *the* sports watch of the '80s. Six thousand, nine hundred and fifty five dollars retail!
    Pawnbroker: You got a receipt?
    Louis Winthorpe III: Look, it tells time simultaneously in Monte Carlo, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Rome, and Gstaad.
    Pawnbroker: In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks.
    Louis Winthorpe III: Just give me the money.
    Louis Winthorpe III: [looking in display case] How much for the gun?
    I think it's been 20 years since I saw that movie. A winner!.

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    I can't believe I didn't get that. How many times did HBO have it on heavy rotation while I was in college. Jeez. Now if youda said "Merry New Year" or 'I'm karate man. I bruise on the inside" I definitely woulda caught on.

    But regarding the original thread, I guess my choice is either rebuild it (we have the technology), or put it up for 500.

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    Last year I bought one of these, and if this were a large i would buy yours to keep as a second bike at the inlaws. if you trade it in they cut it up. if you sell it, you will get someone on a turner and make them happy. if you want to maximize your money keep the headset and shock and put the old one on there.

    Looking good, Billy Ray!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aging Wannabee
    I can't believe I didn't get that. How many times did HBO have it on heavy rotation while I was in college. Jeez. Now if youda said "Merry New Year" or 'I'm karate man. I bruise on the inside" I definitely woulda caught on.

    But regarding the original thread, I guess my choice is either rebuild it (we have the technology), or put it up for 500.
    It can be rebuilt! Better than before! Faster!
    I bought an '04 5 spot frame last winter, and built the bike below. Get yourself some 5.5 rockers, a 140mm travel fork, a modern rear shock, and voila!:

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    That's basically what I had until I bought a brand new Mach5. Now I have the Pike on the Mach5 because the Fox that came with it is inferior. Maybe I need some 5.75" rockers and a 7" fork. Already got some DH/FR wheels. All that plus the Ti Romic would make for a plush ride as long as there was a lift waiting at the bottom.

    Actually if this old Spot was lighter, I'd prefer it over the Pivot. The thing feels like it has training wheels on it - the balance is so good.


    How are people comparing the DW's to the HL's? anybody?

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    Poor resale value

    Cool thing about Turners is you NEVER have to pay retail for one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    Cool thing about Turners is you NEVER have to pay retail for one.
    Any mode of transportation seems to be this way....and electronics too.

    I can get a used car with a bike a nice computer really cheap!.....Heck, in this economy, I can get a house with a garage to put them in really cheap too.

    I wish I was smart enough to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Get yourself some 5.5 rockers, a 140mm travel fork, a modern rear shock, and voila!:

    Damn Rene, my 04 Spot I built up looks a lot like yours. A dark gray, no decals, 5.5 rockers and a black Pike on it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    Cool thing about Turners is you NEVER have to pay retail for one.
    Poor resale value?

    I paid 1400 in 2004, - not retail I agree - had it as my primary (pretty much only) bike until 2009, and now it's worth a third what I paid. Is that bad or good. It feels pretty good comparitively, but maybe I'm beat down by the planned obsolescence in the market. It's worse than with cars.

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    Jaybo is not the world's biggest Turner fan. Simo Hayha is the latest iteration of a banned poster.

    It's usually possible to buy the previous year's model at a discount which is why you don't have to pay full retail. In my experience Turners hold their value as well or better than most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tidybeard
    Apologies for the hijack Aging Wannabee (that isn't a pseudonym for Cutthroat, is it?)
    I fart in your general direction.
    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

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    Quote Originally Posted by cutthroat
    I fart in your general direction.


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