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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Grumpy View Post
    With that stem and that rack - hell yeah! Did the headset just come out of a hot rod show, man that's shiny.

    In all seriousness, I'd pay $165 for it but I'd see if the seller would take <$150 on the basis that I'd have to put on real tyres and a saddle that didn't look like it was out of the 1940s, and a stem that fitted me.

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    2nd'ing this assessment.

    Though the saddle looks like it might be an early Avocet Touring saddle, which is pretty nice. You're otherwise looking at a full M730 XT/Specialized build kit, which is great for your $150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    2nd'ing this assessment.

    Though the saddle looks like it might be an early Avocet Touring saddle, which is pretty nice. You're otherwise looking at a full M730 XT/Specialized build kit, which is great for your $150.
    Fair enough - Im going to make an offer. Love this website. Thanks all.

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    '90 Stumper

    Looks like an interesting thread. OK, I'll play. I have a 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp. It has all the original Shimano Deore XT components in very good shape for the age and sports a custom paintjob in army woodland camo done by Beek's out of Toronto, ON. It has seen a lot of miles over the years but it rides beautifully, shifts smooth, brakes easily, generally the components have aged as well as the rest of the bike. I absolutely love this bike and have zero interest in ever selling but a value would be interesting for sh$ts and giggles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrftr422 View Post
    Looks like an interesting thread. OK, I'll play. I have a 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp. It has all the original Shimano Deore XT components in very good shape for the age and sports a custom paintjob in army woodland camo done by Beek's out of Toronto, ON. It has seen a lot of miles over the years but it rides beautifully, shifts smooth, brakes easily, generally the components have aged as well as the rest of the bike. I absolutely love this bike and have zero interest in ever selling but a value would be interesting for sh$ts and giggles.
    I don't have a value for you, but would be interested in seeing more of the car behind the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I don't have a value for you, but would be interested in seeing more of the car behind the bike.
    Uhhh...., We need more pictures, with the car a lot more visible....

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    Update

    Offered a buck twenty five and seller agreed. Already made a few changes. Im thinking about selling the frame since its a 20 and Im 5 10
    Any ideas what the frame would fetch. No dents an in very clean condition.

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    Well the car is a 1980 Chevrolet Monza Spyder, rebuilt in early 2000's. I suppose I could add a couple pics. It is just as for sale as the Stumpjumper, ie: NOT.
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    Cool for both!

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    1989 Jamis Diablo

    I swapped out the old tires and original rear rim due to slight wobble (still have em). Aside from saddle appears all original. Currently using as bar bike, curious what these go for now.





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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrftr422 View Post
    Looks like an interesting thread. OK, I'll play. I have a 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp. It has all the original Shimano Deore XT components in very good shape for the age and sports a custom paintjob in army woodland camo done by Beek's out of Toronto, ON. It has seen a lot of miles over the years but it rides beautifully, shifts smooth, brakes easily, generally the components have aged as well as the rest of the bike. I absolutely love this bike and have zero interest in ever selling but a value would be interesting for sh$ts and giggles.
    Cool car. Bike is only worth about $100-150.


    Quote Originally Posted by Steel29er View Post
    1989 Jamis Diablo
    I swapped out the old tires and original rear rim due to slight wobble (still have em). Aside from saddle appears all original. Currently using as bar bike, curious what these go for now.
    $50-75.
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    Yeti ultimate

    I have a 19" Yeti Ultimate frame/fork I'm selling but having a hard time coming up with a value. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    Do older "vintage" Mountain bikes sell? 1997 Homegrown Factory Suspension XTR.

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    I had posted this on Reddit and a user directed me here hopefully for some help.

    My friend had bought this bike awhile ago. The local shop she takes it too told her it was worth quite a bit of money still and there is a market for it. She does not ride it much and would like to get a all around bike.
    Is there a market for older bikes like this, i assumed tossing it on craigslist might not find the right buyer. I thought i would ask here or talk to the shop she goes to about selling in on consignment.

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    yes vintage bikes sell

    a factory homegrown
    made by Yeti is worth something to the right buyer
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    Put this into the 'what is it worth' thread to get a feel for the market.
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    Hi,

    Cross post, was told to post here, did not see this thread prior.

    I will get some update pictures tonight but bike is in great shape.

    I had posted this on Reddit and a user directed me here hopefully for some help.

    My friend had bought this bike awhile ago. The local shop she takes it too told her it was worth quite a bit of money still and there is a market for it. She does not ride it much and would like to get a all around bike.
    Is there a market for older bikes like this, i assumed tossing it on craigslist might not find the right buyer. I thought i would ask here or talk to the shop she goes to about selling in on consignment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Cool car. Bike is only worth about $100-150.
    Ahh well, figured I wasn't sitting on gold. Doesn't change how much I love this bike and will continue to enjoy riding for many years to come (body willing, of course). Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrftr422 View Post
    Ahh well, figured I wasn't sitting on gold. Doesn't change how much I love this bike and will continue to enjoy riding for many years to come (body willing, of course). Thanks!
    Can't put a price on that my man! Continue to shred with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    yes vintage bikes sell

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    made by Yeti is worth something to the right buyer
    yeah but these ones werent made by Yeti were they, that was only the original HT nd the DH 4/6in bikes?
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    GT Xizang sell as complete or part out?

    Literally just bought a Santa Cruz Bronson this afternoon. I think it best to sell my mid 90s GT Xizang. Per the knowledgable folks here, advise selling complete or parting out? Absolutely love the bike but time to move on as I get back into biking after a 20 year hiatus.



    Additional info: Xizang Small frame, full XTR, Thomson stem and seat post, Mavic Crossmax Ceramic SUP wheel set, Selle Italia Flite, Easton Monkey Lite riser bars, Marzocchi Atom Bomb, Chris King headset. All good stuff back in the day. Copied the racing team build.
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    You'll get the most money parting it out, but it takes more time to arrange each sale and mail. You will also sell off some bits immediately and sit on a few others unless you sell them at really good prices. As a whole bike, you will probably want to price it less than in parts, but depending on how you price it, it may sell fast or it may take a bit of time. Do you have a sense of how much you want for it?

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    I'm just now investigating pricing. At quick glance at bay completed auctions frame worth approx $775:

    GT Bicycles XIZANG Titanium FRAME 18" from 1998

    Similar complete bike approx $2500:
    GT Xizang Titanium All Terra Competition Series , FULL Shimano XTR , Chris King | eBay

    I would do a quick complete bike sell for le

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    You probably know that already but xtr m950 is not that rare. Neither is the atom bomb. Maybe the wheels are highly sought after.
    if you had m900, cook cranks, zooka stem and post, selle Turbomatic.. meaning: if you had late 80s early 90s cnc stuff or xtr m900 you should definitely part it out. If you had a bontrager rigid fork, you should definitely part it out. M950 is very good stuff ... thomson is great stuff... atom bomb is good stuff..but not rare. I may be wrong and this is the kind of truth that may change suddenly.
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    fromafew years looking at xizangs to buy...
    normally a frame will sell for around $US1000-1200 (depending,sometimes they'll go down to 8-900,but nort usually above 1200) and whole bikes, no matter what they have on them, sell for $1500-1700.

    That whole bike you linked to that guy always lists at silly prices, that bike started at $3500 about 6 months ago and keeps getting relisted going down and down...

    but i guess selling is like buying, when you are looking there are none, then when you stop looking 2 or 4 will pop up at once,that effect the price. There's been 3 on ebay in the last month.
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    I appreciate the info gentlemen. So much has changed. I find it interesting that my bike is now "vintage" which of course says something about myself as well.

    It seems I should part it out and use the search function to establish current market value. I hadn't realized the frame alone was worth as that much.

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    I personally would strip n flip. If you don't mind the time involved. The population looking for solid components is deep. From the pic, the components look to have light wear. The fork could easily fetch $140ish; the wheelset, $250ish from recent auctions. The rest is high end and common sized. It would all go quick.
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    Parkpre Alu Comp -9x

    Hello everyone.

    New user here, i have this Parkpre Alucomp which is from the late 90s?

    Is this bike/frame worthless or is the frame usable?

    Not looking to sell it but id like to know from the professionals that is the frame any good as i am looking to make a commuter/training MTB out of it.

    I know that it probably would be cheaper/easier to just get a semi-ok MTB to toy with.

    Is there any place in the internet where i could get more info on the Alucomp?

    The Parkpre pages dont give out much info.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Thanks Vader! I was leaning towards parting out the Xizang and appreciate the agreed confirmation. Also have a 90s Specialized M2 that I restored. That one seems like I should sell complete - frame powder coated, LX group replaced. Nothing "special" about that one.

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    As much s I love Xizangs and prefer Gt's to Specialised, M2's are still pretty handy and a bit special(some more than others though)
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    Agreed. I'm having thoughts of transferring the xizang bits to the Specialized and keeping the Specialized but the Bronson was $$$.

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    keep the gt and M2, sell the santa cruz...
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    Keep all 3. Live on canned beans and tap water for a while

    The Zanger is a classic, as is the M2. The Bronson is a classic about to happen.

    I'm not a Specialized fan to be honest, if it were me, I'd sell the M2, strip the GT to sell the parts and keep the frame for another day.

    I know you didn't need another option, but hey, there it is.

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    Thanks Uncle Grumpy. The Xizang and M2 were dream bikes for me back in the day and still think they are great bikes. Also, I appreciate "vintage" stuff. I have a 50 year old car that is my other hobby - the one that took me away from biking.

    However, I want to experience different and let go of the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saranpaa View Post
    Hello everyone.

    New user here, i have this Parkpre Alucomp which is from the late 90s?

    Is this bike/frame worthless or is the frame usable?

    Not looking to sell it but id like to know from the professionals that is the frame any good as i am looking to make a commuter/training MTB out of it.

    I know that it probably would be cheaper/easier to just get a semi-ok MTB to toy with.

    Is there any place in the internet where i could get more info on the Alucomp?

    The Parkpre pages dont give out much info.

    Thanks in advance!
    I'm not surprised there's little info on your bike out there. It's an older entry level mountain bike. Which is to say, it's better than a department store mtb (of any kind), but it doesn't have a very strong street value or interest level from the vintage mtb community.
    It's a $50-100 bike. If you plan to commute or do some very mellow bike path/trail rides with it, it'll work fine for that purpose.

    If you want to do any real mountain biking and aren't specifically after the 'vintage mountain bike experience', then you would be better served with a newer/more modern mountain bike.

    If you're on a strict budget and want to get the most out of this bike, start with new brake pads and fresh tires appropriate for it's main use (semi slick for commuting, biggest knobbies you can for off road use). New cables/housing. New chain and cassette/rings as needed. The fork may need a rebuild so if you're mechanically inclined, there could be an option here for you: https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/...echnology.html

    Replacement drive train parts should be cheap. But be mindful of trying to polish a turd...no matter what, it will only be so good as a mountain bike. You need to decide if it will suit your purposes or if you should save up and make a move for something more appropriate for what you are wanting to do.
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    90's Ringle Stem

    I apologize in advance if this thread isnt fr valuation of parts as well, the title didn't specify, but I notice mostly whole bikes. Mods please move or delete if need be.

    I came across this 90's Ringle Stem in great condition and I'm thinking about picking it up for my '98 GT. Can anybody tell me its value? Were they good stems? I know Ringle is a reputable brand so thats why I am curious, thank you.Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-ringle-1.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-ringle-2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolc View Post
    I apologize in advance if this thread isnt fr valuation of parts as well, the title didn't specify, but I notice mostly whole bikes. Mods please move or delete if need be.

    I came across this 90's Ringle Stem in great condition and I'm thinking about picking it up for my '98 GT. Can anybody tell me its value? Were they good stems? I know Ringle is a reputable brand so thats why I am curious, thank you.Click image for larger version. 

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    Somewhere in the $20 - $30 range. The model is a zooka, the silver ones aren't typically worth a lot but it's a nice era stem if you are wanting something that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    Somewhere in the $20 - $30 range. The model is a zooka, the silver ones aren't typically worth a lot but it's a nice era stem if you are wanting something that long.
    Thank you for the feedback, This is what I figured. I found one for about $15 but would rather find an anodized stem for my GT. Thank you again!

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    Anyone know what a 1985 Fisher Montare goes for these days?

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    A friend is trying to get rid of this Allsop Softride beam bike and wondering what to ask. I am not familiar with these, and don't know what to tell him. Any input from this audience? All I was provided were these photos.

    Looks to be all Deore, with Ritchey hard anodized rims, Allsop stem, and Tange Infinity steel tubing. He says it is in very good condition.


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    I guess not much Mike.
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    Saw this at Veloswap this weekend and it wasn't getting much attention. Not sure what he was asking but I would say $200 on the high side. Because of the beam I don't think it qualifies well for commuter bike townie duty like more conventional frames. It looks unused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    I guess not much Mike.
    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Saw this at Veloswap this weekend and it wasn't getting much attention. Not sure what he was asking but I would say $200 on the high side. Because of the beam I don't think it qualifies well for commuter bike townie duty like more conventional frames. It looks unused.
    Thanks guys. I told him around the $200-300 mark. Most recent eBay sale was sub-$400.

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    Value estimate on this 1995 Stumpjumper FS M2 (With a lot of high end kit)

    I've acquired a 1995 Stumpy FS and I'm debating keeping it as a fun addition to my bike fleet, or flipping it to fund something I'm more apt to ride on a regular basis.

    It's an awesome little find, and the first time I saw it I did several double-takes. It was covered in dust, but is in remarkable condition, while sporting a lot of high end components and upgrades. It also shifts perfectly, the wheels are true, and it's just in incredible shape. Even the Judy fork works 100%... better than the lefty on my 2 year old Cannondale! All it needs is a new chain, recabling, and some polishing.

    So the question for you guys that know more about 90's-era bikes is.. what do you think would be a realistic value for this one?

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    Easton C2 Carbon handlebar (!)
    Christ King threadless headset (!)
    Kore Elite Stem (!)
    Thomspon Elite Seatpost (!)
    WTB ventura Ti rail Saddle (!)

    I need to take some better photos, but here's a few from after my initial wipe-down and test ride. I just took a few of a couple of the areas of the bike, didn't take a full shot like I normally would. I'll upload more tonight when I'm back at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iibbmm View Post
    I've acquired a 1995 Stumpy FS and I'm debating keeping it as a fun addition to my bike fleet, or flipping it to fund something I'm more apt to ride on a regular basis.

    It's an awesome little find, and the first time I saw it I did several double-takes. It was covered in dust, but is in remarkable condition, while sporting a lot of high end components and upgrades. It also shifts perfectly, the wheels are true, and it's just in incredible shape. Even the Judy fork works 100%... better than the lefty on my 2 year old Cannondale! All it needs is a new chain, recabling, and some polishing.

    So the question for you guys that know more about 90's-era bikes is.. what do you think would be a realistic value for this one?

    1995 Stumpjumper FS M2
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    Deore Cranks
    XT RD (8spd)
    XT FD
    XT Shifters
    XT V Brakes
    XTR brake levers
    Easton C2 Carbon handlebar (!)
    Christ King threadless headset (!)
    Kore Elite Stem (!)
    Thomspon Elite Seatpost (!)
    WTB ventura Ti rail Saddle (!)

    I need to take some better photos, but here's a few from after my initial wipe-down and test ride. I just took a few of a couple of the areas of the bike, didn't take a full shot like I normally would. I'll upload more tonight when I'm back at home.

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    If it shifts perfectly why would you replace the chain and cables? Likewise on fork seals if it works better than your Lefty? Seems like more effort than needed for a bike you are flipping.

    $300 give or take depending on buyer...rusty bottle bolt hurts resale value.

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    Marzocchi Bomber Z.3 light with 1 inch unthreaded steerer WIW

    Marzocchi Bomber Z.3 light with 1 inch unthreaded steerer. Can be changed to Threaded steer tube. 80mm travel. Open bath damper design. Seems totally functional. No leaks. Cantilever brake posts and Front disc brake mounts.

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    Panasonic MC4500

    I have this heavy japanese tank in my collection.
    I believe it to be a 89 Mountain Cat 4500 model.

    It has got the following components:

    Frame: Tange Steel CR-MO tubing
    Crank: Shimano FC-M452 mountain LX (Biopace)
    Front Der. : Shimano FD-M452 mountain LX
    Rear Der.: Shimano RD-M452 mountain LX
    Seatpost: Laprade
    Clamp: Sansin
    Handlebar: Sakae MT
    Stem: Sakae
    Shifters: Shimano STI 3x7
    Brakes: Shimano BR-M454 front and somekind of U-brake rear
    Rims: Araya Japan 26x1.75
    Hubs: Shimano HB-M451 + FH-M452

    It seems most if not all is original

    I am impressed how this heavy monster rides. It's so smooth and these large rims are after all those years in perfect condition.

    I do not find much about these bikes and their value. Anyone got an idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbeer View Post
    Marzocchi Bomber Z.3 light with 1 inch unthreaded steerer. Can be changed to Threaded steer tube. 80mm travel. Open bath damper design. Seems totally functional. No leaks. Cantilever brake posts and Front disc brake mounts.

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    They're a bit of a heavy fork, but with the 1in steerer I could still see it going $200 - $300 to the right buyer. I don't see them for sale often so not a lot of history to go on, but good lower travel 1in forks are getting close to impossible to find at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iibbmm View Post
    I've acquired a 1995 Stumpy FS and I'm debating keeping it as a fun addition to my bike fleet, or flipping it to fund something I'm more apt to ride on a regular basis.
    I second ESC's $300 estimate. It's a borderline limbo bike. Too new/common to be an early collectible, too old to be relevant. Looks decently clean with pretty good parts though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Victor1977 View Post
    I have this heavy japanese tank in my collection.
    I believe it to be a 89 Mountain Cat 4500 model.

    I do not find much about these bikes and their value. Anyone got an idea?
    You won't find much because they're not that sought after. Doesn't have the name recognition of a Stumpjumper and the parts are very entry level.
    Even though yours looks pretty clean and mostly original, it's $100 bike at best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iibbmm View Post
    I've acquired a 1995 Stumpy FS and I'm debating keeping it as a fun addition to my bike fleet, or flipping it to fund something I'm more apt to ride on a regular basis.

    It's an awesome little find, and the first time I saw it I did several double-takes. It was covered in dust, but is in remarkable condition, while sporting a lot of high end components and upgrades. It also shifts perfectly, the wheels are true, and it's just in incredible shape. Even the Judy fork works 100%... better than the lefty on my 2 year old Cannondale! All it needs is a new chain, recabling, and some polishing.

    So the question for you guys that know more about 90's-era bikes is.. what do you think would be a realistic value for this one?

    1995 Stumpjumper FS M2
    Rock Shox Judy SL Long Travel - works great, I'll do a seal job on it
    OE Specialized wheelset
    Deore Cranks
    XT RD (8spd)
    XT FD
    XT Shifters
    XT V Brakes
    XTR brake levers
    Easton C2 Carbon handlebar (!)
    Christ King threadless headset (!)
    Kore Elite Stem (!)
    Thomspon Elite Seatpost (!)
    WTB ventura Ti rail Saddle (!)

    I need to take some better photos, but here's a few from after my initial wipe-down and test ride. I just took a few of a couple of the areas of the bike, didn't take a full shot like I normally would. I'll upload more tonight when I'm back at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    If it shifts perfectly why would you replace the chain and cables? Likewise on fork seals if it works better than your Lefty? Seems like more effort than needed for a bike you are flipping.

    $300 give or take depending on buyer...rusty bottle bolt hurts resale value.
    Quote Originally Posted by Victor1977 View Post
    I have this heavy japanese tank in my collection.
    I believe it to be a 89 Mountain Cat 4500 model.

    It has got the following components:

    Frame: Tange Steel CR-MO tubing
    Crank: Shimano FC-M452 mountain LX (Biopace)
    Front Der. : Shimano FD-M452 mountain LX
    Rear Der.: Shimano RD-M452 mountain LX
    Seatpost: Laprade
    Clamp: Sansin
    Handlebar: Sakae MT
    Stem: Sakae
    Shifters: Shimano STI 3x7
    Brakes: Shimano BR-M454 front and somekind of U-brake rear
    Rims: Araya Japan 26x1.75
    Hubs: Shimano HB-M451 + FH-M452

    It seems most if not all is original

    I am impressed how this heavy monster rides. It's so smooth and these large rims are after all those years in perfect condition.

    I do not find much about these bikes and their value. Anyone got an idea?
    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    They're a bit of a heavy fork, but with the 1in steerer I could still see it going $200 - $300 to the right buyer. I don't see them for sale often so not a lot of history to go on, but good lower travel 1in forks are getting close to impossible to find at this point.
    I have one with a 1" steerer and I can't get $80 for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    You won't find much because they're not that sought after. Doesn't have the name recognition of a Stumpjumper and the parts are very entry level.
    Even though yours looks pretty clean and mostly original, it's $100 bike at best.
    Thanks very much, just what I was thinking. I will keep it then, just love its color and it rides smooth.

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    Hey dudes, I'm trying to get a value on this bike. I have done my due diligence and cannot find any information whatsoever on the frame. Titanium Lemond GL with Shimano Xt/XtrOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_0784.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_0785.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by iibbmm View Post
    I've acquired a 1995 Stumpy FS and I'm debating keeping it as a fun addition to my bike fleet, or flipping it to fund something I'm more apt to ride on a regular basis.

    It's an awesome little find, and the first time I saw it I did several double-takes. It was covered in dust, but is in remarkable condition, while sporting a lot of high end components and upgrades. It also shifts perfectly, the wheels are true, and it's just in incredible shape. Even the Judy fork works 100%... better than the lefty on my 2 year old Cannondale! All it needs is a new chain, recabling, and some polishing.

    So the question for you guys that know more about 90's-era bikes is.. what do you think would be a realistic value for this one?

    1995 Stumpjumper FS M2
    Rock Shox Judy SL Long Travel - works great, I'll do a seal job on it
    OE Specialized wheelset
    Deore Cranks
    XT RD (8spd)
    XT FD
    XT Shifters
    XT V Brakes
    XTR brake levers
    Easton C2 Carbon handlebar (!)
    Christ King threadless headset (!)
    Kore Elite Stem (!)
    Thomspon Elite Seatpost (!)
    WTB ventura Ti rail Saddle (!)

    I need to take some better photos, but here's a few from after my initial wipe-down and test ride. I just took a few of a couple of the areas of the bike, didn't take a full shot like I normally would. I'll upload more tonight when I'm back at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    If it shifts perfectly why would you replace the chain and cables? Likewise on fork seals if it works better than your Lefty? Seems like more effort than needed for a bike you are flipping.

    $300 give or take depending on buyer...rusty bottle bolt hurts resale value.
    Quote Originally Posted by Victor1977 View Post
    I have this heavy japanese tank in my collection.
    I believe it to be a 89 Mountain Cat 4500 model.

    It has got the following components:

    Frame: Tange Steel CR-MO tubing
    Crank: Shimano FC-M452 mountain LX (Biopace)
    Front Der. : Shimano FD-M452 mountain LX
    Rear Der.: Shimano RD-M452 mountain LX
    Seatpost: Laprade
    Clamp: Sansin
    Handlebar: Sakae MT
    Stem: Sakae
    Shifters: Shimano STI 3x7
    Brakes: Shimano BR-M454 front and somekind of U-brake rear
    Rims: Araya Japan 26x1.75
    Hubs: Shimano HB-M451 + FH-M452

    It seems most if not all is original

    I am impressed how this heavy monster rides. It's so smooth and these large rims are after all those years in perfect condition.

    I do not find much about these bikes and their value. Anyone got an idea?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mbarn050 View Post
    Hey dudes, I'm trying to get a value on this bike. I have done my due diligence and cannot find any information whatsoever on the frame. Titanium Lemond GL with Shimano Xt/Xtr
    Cool! It's essentially a re-badged Litespeed. Looks like the build has been 'updated' over the years, but it would be neater/more valuable if it was a full period correct spec (something like full M900 XTR and the supporting cast of goodies).

    As it sits, I'd say it's a $500-750 bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbarn050 View Post
    Hey dudes, I'm trying to get a value on this bike. I have done my due diligence and cannot find any information whatsoever on the frame. Titanium Lemond GL with Shimano Xt/Xtr
    It's probably not worth a lot (under $1000) but a neat bike. I've seen a few Lemond mountain bikes over the years, but I'm not sure I've seen one made of titanium.

    The bike is certainly before Trek distributed Lemond. I've seen that paint scheme on Lemond road bikes. If you can find out who was builing Lemond rooad bikes at that time, it would be cool to know who built that frame.

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    Mavic M-261 question

    Hello all,

    I have a set of wheels from the early 90s and Im trying to see what they are worth. Any help would be great.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bp101 View Post
    Hello all,

    I have a set of wheels from the early 90s and Im trying to see what they are worth. Any help would be great.


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    They're cool wheels but I don't think they're worth much. I've seen NOS 261's go for about $25 each. They're some of the beefiest Mavic's though so would be great for an older build. Not sure about the hubs though so if there is some value, it might be in those, but I haven't seen 7 speed components get much love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    They're cool wheels but I don't think they're worth much. I've seen NOS 261's go for about $25 each. They're some of the beefiest Mavic's though so would be great for an older build. Not sure about the hubs though so if there is some value, it might be in those, but I haven't seen 7 speed components get much love.
    Thanks for the info - very helpful. I'd be interested if anyone knows if the hubs are of any value. Thinking about selling this wheel set because they aren't being used and taking up space in our small apartment. Need a little extra $ too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp101 View Post
    Hello all,
    I have a set of wheels from the early 90s and Im trying to see what they are worth. Any help would be great.
    Cleaned up with some proper photos, no reason you can't get $100-$150+ for them on eBay or an FBook vintage mtb group. $50-$75 on Craigslist or a local swap meet.
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    Hi Vintage aficionados! I have a few of my old race bikes, not sure if they're worth much so just wanted to get an idea of their value. I have 98's Bianchi Martini Racing Chro-mega (they also had the AL Mega and Ti Mega). It's converted to I do have the old crossmax wheels that go with it. I also have a Schwinn Factory Homegrown XTR (Like Steve Larsons old race bike). It of course is the bassboat red full xtr kit on it. I did upgrade the fork to a fox teralogic in the 2000s. If anyone could give me some insight as to the worth I'd greatly appreciate it. I will take pictures but they are in storage.

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    ...in before someone says "98? too new for this section"...haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by scaryfast View Post
    98's Bianchi Martini Racing Chro-mega (they also had the AL Mega and Ti Mega).
    I think you're confusing Bianchi and Alpinestars, the latter which had models Cro, Al, and Ti-Mega.

    Anything Bianchi Celeste has some value. Great looking bikes IMO, but a little new to this forum, and what I like to refer to as "tweener" bikes. Too new to be vintage and collectible, but too old to compare to a modern hardtail. $150-$200 depending on parts.

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryfast View Post
    I also have a Schwinn Factory Homegrown XTR (Like Steve Larsons old race bike). It of course is the bassboat red full xtr kit on it.
    These were cool bikes. Extremely light and well-made. Closed ebay auctions are telling me $250-$500


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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    They're a bit of a heavy fork, but with the 1in steerer I could still see it going $200 - $300 to the right buyer. I don't see them for sale often so not a lot of history to go on, but good lower travel 1in forks are getting close to impossible to find at this point.
    I would think that the 1 inch unthreaded steerer is going to be the main selling point for this fork, but having the patience to wait for the right buyer would be key in my opinion to getting a higher price. In 2016, I won an eBay auction with a bid of $81 for a 1998 Marzocchi Atom Bomb in good working condition and in good cosmetic condition as well though it did have the more common 1 1/8" steerer tube.
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    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    I have multiple older rim brake wheels are these things worth much? I also have a lot of misc bike parts mostly older stuff is there a good place to try to sell some of it? Im talking 8 spd and some rim brake parts 1 1/8 headsets brake pads gears and gear sets. I havent gone through it all there is so much.



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    What could one expect these days in terms of value for a Manitou FS frame with wheelset? In fairly good condition. Thanks yall. Let me know if you need more info. I came across a frame for sale and was curious what a reasonable price to pay would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHolc View Post
    What could one expect these days in terms of value for a Manitou FS frame with wheelset? In fairly good condition. Thanks yall. Let me know if you need more info. I came across a frame for sale and was curious what a reasonable price to pay would be.

    https://d2j6tswx2otu6e.cloudfront.ne...cd2569f7cc.jpg
    Definitely has some value but I've never seen one for sale so really wouldn't want to guess. That's a pretty classic vintage bike especially if the shocks are all fully functioning.
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    Anyone know what these frames fetch? I saw a newer one on ebay that sold for almost $600.. This is older and more rare I would say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88cruzer View Post
    Anyone know what these frames fetch? I saw a newer one on ebay that sold for almost $600.. This is older and more rare I would say.
    Only recent one on eBay I see is/was a road frame for low $500's and I think that's unusually high. I'm a huge Slingshot fan (I've had close to 10 of them) and I think they should be worth a lot more than what they fetch.

    I had that same year frame and fork (88/89ish) and I sold it for $275. It had more cosmetic wear though. Having the original fork is a big bonus, but what will make or break this frame is if the flex board is still viable. No real way to know unless you've had it built and ridden it around.

    I'd say $350 give or take $50. Very unlikely you'll get $600 or even $500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    (...) what will make or break this frame is if the flex board is still viable. No real way to know unless you've had it built and ridden it around..
    OK, now I'm curious. What's the availability of replacement flex boards? Or is that why it's a make or break criteria? i.e. - No spares available?
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