Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 101 to 200 of 937
  1. #101
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    233

    Mammoth RC201 RC202 Tracker

    I got a buddy that has one I think a RC201 full deore XT top mount friction levers
    in good shape.
    I would consider it a 7 out of 10 in terms of condition.

    Is this bike worth anything?

  2. #102
    mtbr member
    Reputation: classen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    201
    Are these the "good" hubs or the crappy Taiwain made ones?



  3. #103
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DoubleCentury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,944
    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Are these the "good" hubs or the crappy Taiwain made ones?
    You're asking after you hit the BIN?

  4. #104
    the new Gilbert Grape
    Reputation: laffeaux's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,858
    Quote Originally Posted by Kdboxerdog View Post
    Top tube is 56 ctc actual,
    Chorus carbon shifters running xtr rear and suntour front
    Dura ace crankset, xt headset, Thompson setback post, machine tech cantilever brakes, beautiful salsa stem.
    Did you ever get an answer?

    The frame is pretty desirable among Bontrager fans. The seem to see for around $400-$600 (but they don't show up that often). The components add some value, but probably not a lot.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

  5. #105
    mtbr member
    Reputation: classen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    201
    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Are these the "good" hubs or the crappy Taiwain made ones?
    OK, I'll try to answer my own question. The auction description describes these wheels as having been built in 1993. However the rims are 217s, which were introduced in 1995 and the WTB New Paradigm Hubs (which these appear to be) were also introduced around 1995.

    to quote Rumpfy from another thread discussing the New Paradigm hubs:

    ... My understanding is that the 36h version was US made, all others (including early decal 32h) are made over seas. Eventually all made over seas.

    Halaburt can confirm.
    So far there has been no confirmation from Halaburt in the other thread.

    I'm not necessarily looking for a dollar value on these. I paid what I paid and will be happy to have this excellent set of wheels, just curious as to the transition that WTB made from onshore to offshore production with their hubs.

  6. #106
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    Name:  product_352200.jpg
Views: 759
Size:  4.8 KB

    These were USA made New Paradigm hubs. Looks the same, eh? FWIW, I have heard that the Taiwanese front ones were fine but the rear ones weren't great.

  7. #107
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    OK, I'll try to answer my own question. The auction description describes these wheels as having been built in 1993. However the rims are 217s, which were introduced in 1995 and the WTB New Paradigm Hubs (which these appear to be) were also introduced around 1995.

    to quote Rumpfy from another thread discussing the New Paradigm hubs:



    So far there has been no confirmation from Halaburt in the other thread.

    I'm not necessarily looking for a dollar value on these. I paid what I paid and will be happy to have this excellent set of wheels, just curious as to the transition that WTB made from onshore to offshore production with their hubs.

    I have a set as well. 28f/32r. I've paid between $35-50 for a rear hub in clean shape. I don't think they tend to pull the money that the Classics do. Neat workhorse wheelset.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  8. #108
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Kdboxerdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    18
    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Did you ever get an answer?

    The frame is pretty desirable among Bontrager fans. The seem to see for around $400-$600 (but they don't show up that often). The components add some value, but probably not a lot.
    Yours is the first. Thank you!

  9. #109
    Unregistered User
    Reputation: wo-ufp1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    6

    New question here. Marin Quake 5 (1997) estimate of costs?

    Hi.
    I'm thinking to sell my old Marin Quake 5 fully from 1997.
    In my humble opinion, it's the most interessting frame form; designed by a formula one designer (hm...).

    Anyway, I have to much bikes and I need space.
    How much $/€ can I request for these bike?








  10. #110
    All Lefty's, all the time Moderator
    Reputation: MendonCycleSmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    15,341
    If you ask more than a few hundred, I doubt you'll see much action.

    Not a rare or unusual bike, nothing about it is terribly collectible. Near as I can tell, it hasn't seen any substantive upgrades, so it's not a good candidate for a strip and flip either. Just an old, early FS.

    Good luck with it!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

    - FrostyStruthers



    www.mendoncyclesmith.com

  11. #111
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    3,760
    From what I've seen on the local sites, the non-traditional "Y" type frames are a hard sell.

  12. #112
    artistic...
    Reputation: colker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,167
    I thought taht was about an earthquake.. i will get more coffee,
    WTB: Bomber Z2 1 1/8 steerer, in good to excellent shape OR bomber rebuild kit.

  13. #113
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    2

    Klein Adroit

    I bought this '95 Klein Adroit new. I'm assuming from the serial number, 19X0995088, that it's a 19" frame manufactured 09/95? I did some gentle rail trail riding on it, probably less than 500 miles, and parked it. The whole bike is in very good to excellent condition except for one thing. Unfortunately, while weighing it, the scales fell from the ceiling and put a small dent in the top tube. The bike has all the original components, right down to the tires and cables which still shift smoothly.

    I've decided it's time to sell it and have no idea of it's value considering the dented top tube. I was hoping someone here might provide some insight with regards to it's value and verify the model info I'm assuming at this point. I've attached a few photos to show the bike. I have more photos if interested. Thanks for your attention.

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_1496-640x480-.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_1503-640x480-.jpg

  14. #114
    CBI 2L
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    231
    Oooof, with that dent, not a whole lot man. Maybe $500 if you're lucky. I'd sell the tires separately.

  15. #115
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    2
    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I was wondering if I would come out better just parting it out. But that's such a hassle and I wouldn't know what to ask for that stuff either. The tires were used even less that the bike. I put on some Bontrager Revolts for the rail trail stuff.

  16. #116
    -bustin punks
    Reputation: fatchanceti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    592
    23yr Old Specialized Ground Control Extreme 26x1.95 Tires. I certainly wouldn't ride them, but there is lots of tread on them and they look ok from afar. People still use these for display bikes? Not worth what it would cost to ship? Dumpster material?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/10171403495/" title="gc 1 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3716/10171403495_d1b344dfee_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="gc 1"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/rmplum/10171402885/" title="gc 2 by rmplum, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/10171402885_a5b2750903_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="gc 2"></a>

  17. #117
    The Crazy Cat Lady of VRC
    Reputation: eastcoaststeve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,992
    FCT, I loved those tires...would ride em til they wore out and smile the whole way.

    Steve

  18. #118
    -bustin punks
    Reputation: fatchanceti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    592
    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    FCT, I loved those tires...would ride em til they wore out and smile the whole way.

    Steve
    I dunno, these are pretty dry, crumbly and stiff. They could maybe be re-installed and pulled off a few more times, but I'm not riding them! Teeth are underrated.
    Last edited by fatchanceti; 10-09-2013 at 11:48 AM.

  19. #119
    Ambivalent Luddite
    Reputation: Retro Dude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    267
    Send them my way if you're going to toss them.

  20. #120
    Stokeless Asshat
    Reputation: jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,352
    Loved those for a rear. Those paddles dug in nicely.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

  21. #121
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    FCT, I loved those tires...would ride em til they wore out and smile the whole way.

    Steve
    Ya, I'd ride them too. Foolishly and unsafely...but ya.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  22. #122
    Team Brooklyn
    Reputation: CCMDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,600
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Ya, I'd ride them too. Foolishly and unsafely...but ya.
    I'm hoping so - that's the only way I'll finish ahead of you in Keyesville next year
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

  23. #123
    -bustin punks
    Reputation: fatchanceti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    592
    I hope the member that is getting these photographs their eventual epic failure in spectacular fashion. That's all I ask!

  24. #124
    ...
    Reputation: ameybrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,505
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Ya, I'd ride them too. Foolishly and unsafely...but ya.
    <a href="http://s77.photobucket.com/user/ameybrook/media/Riding/Keyesville%202013/whoops_zps65fc2340.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j52/ameybrook/Riding/Keyesville%202013/whoops_zps65fc2340.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo whoops_zps65fc2340.jpg"/></a>


    Why would you own 100 Yugos when you could own 1 Porsche? - Rumpfy



  25. #125
    velocipede technician
    Reputation: hollister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    8,861
    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    <a href="http://s77.photobucket.com/user/ameybrook/media/Riding/Keyesville%202013/whoops_zps65fc2340.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j52/ameybrook/Riding/Keyesville%202013/whoops_zps65fc2340.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo whoops_zps65fc2340.jpg"/></a>
    Why is there an mtbr watermark on my picture?
    looking for 20-21" P team

  26. #126
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Fillet-brazed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,696
    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    Why is there an mtbr watermark on my picture?
    I noticed they also did that on an old picture of Tomac. What's up with that??

  27. #127
    ...
    Reputation: ameybrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,505
    I pulled that from Kurt's write up which was an "official" MTBR article...


    Why would you own 100 Yugos when you could own 1 Porsche? - Rumpfy



  28. #128
    velocipede technician
    Reputation: hollister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    8,861
    So... Mtbr stole my picture, and then watermarked it so they'd get credit if someone else stole it from them?

    Heinous fuc.kery most foul
    looking for 20-21" P team

  29. #129
    Mantis, Paramount, Campy
    Reputation: Shayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,673
    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post

    Heinous fuc.kery most foul
    Sounds about right
    *** --- *** --- ***

  30. #130
    Certified Bike Junkie
    Reputation: muddybuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,746
    Time for a cease and desist letter.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

  31. #131
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    Everybody's working for da man!

  32. #132
    Mantis, Paramount, Campy
    Reputation: Shayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,673
    Except the people actually employed my da man
    *** --- *** --- ***

  33. #133
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    So... Mtbr stole my picture, and then watermarked it so they'd get credit if someone else stole it from them?

    Heinous fuc.kery most foul
    Right!?


    Also, that was an expensive morning.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  34. #134
    velocipede technician
    Reputation: hollister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    8,861
    If by expensive you mean hilarious




    I need a not mtbr watermark
    looking for 20-21" P team

  35. #135
    Stokeless Asshat
    Reputation: jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,352
    Priceless.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-dejection.jpg  

    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

  36. #136
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    You diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  37. #137
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    bwah haa haa! Love all the Keyesville series featuring Rumpfy. Some of the best VRC biking sequences EVAH.

    Some tductape and anomie series are good too. Can't wait to ride more with tductape because I bet he's got lots of picture-worthy malfunctions and crashes.

  38. #138
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DoubleCentury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,944
    Classic

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/u8XOB4XpsBw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

  39. #139
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    ha! I'm going to have to parse out this discussion for its own thread for longevity sake. What should the title be?

    Old tires and who should use them?

  40. #140
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Itripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    32
    Awesome vid!

  41. #141
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    ha! I'm going to have to parse out this discussion for its own thread for longevity sake. What should the title be?

    Old tires and who should use them?

    Something about what a badass I am?
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  42. #142
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    bwah haa haa! Love all the Keyesville series featuring Rumpfy. Some of the best VRC biking sequences EVAH.
    Haha! You're welcome? As many failures as successes. Would be KV without them!
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  43. #143
    velocipede technician
    Reputation: hollister's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    8,861
    >starts digging through k'ville albums<

    Vince and BD in the pit are amongst my favorites
    looking for 20-21" P team

  44. #144
    The Brutally Handsome
    Reputation: Sizzler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    1,227
    I don't know why, but that tube reminds me of a snake eating itself, haha!

  45. #145
    ...
    Reputation: ameybrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,505
    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    >starts digging through k'ville albums<

    Vince and BD in the pit are amongst my favorites
    haha!

    <a href="http://s77.photobucket.com/user/ameybrook/media/Riding/Keyesville%202012/vince_sequence.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j52/ameybrook/Riding/Keyesville%202012/vince_sequence.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo vince_sequence.jpg"/></a>


    Why would you own 100 Yugos when you could own 1 Porsche? - Rumpfy



  46. #146
    Team Brooklyn
    Reputation: CCMDoc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    1,600
    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    haha!

    <a href="http://s77.photobucket.com/user/ameybrook/media/Riding/Keyesville%202012/vince_sequence.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j52/ameybrook/Riding/Keyesville%202012/vince_sequence.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo vince_sequence.jpg"/></a>
    That had me actually LOL
    Wanted: more of the same ... but different

  47. #147
    Hit The Road Cyclery
    Reputation: -Anomie-'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    919
    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Classic

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/u8XOB4XpsBw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    Probably the dumbest thing I've ever done on a bike (that's me crashing into CK at zero miles an hour), and that's saying something...

  48. #148
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DoubleCentury's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    1,944
    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    Probably the dumbest thing I've ever done on a bike
    Yeah, but you were there at Repack 35, whereas most of us just watch videos of it.

  49. #149
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Hobine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    259

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    How about this? It's in fantastic shape with lots of period correct parts.

    Small Yo-Eddy
    Chris King hubs
    Cook E Cranks
    Avitar Werks rings
    Sram 9.0 SL shifters and RD
    Action tec ti BB
    USA made Avid Speed Dial levers
    TT Tri Shock saddle

    22.3#s with the pedals and bottle cage.

  50. #150
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    $400

  51. #151
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,683
    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    $400

    Are you kidding me..??

    If it was my size I pay around $1500 for it..

  52. #152
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Hobine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    259

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    Ya thanks. $400 is pathetically low.

  53. #153
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,683
    Is this a Real Klein...??


    If so how much I can sell the frame for..??

  54. #154
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Are you kidding me..??

    If it was my size I pay around $1500 for it..
    If I were in the business of buying and selling bicycles, then I would looka t how much the components could be easily sold for.
    King Hubs $100/pr
    Cook E-types $75
    SRAM stuff $25
    BB $50
    SD levers $50
    frame anywhere from $100-$300 depending on condition, size, and scarcity.
    So I'd offer $400 for it.

  55. #155
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Is this a Real Klein...??


    If so how much I can sell the frame for..??
    IF you can sell a Pulse frame, maybe $50 for a newer model like this. This is late 90's and therefore not a "true" klein.

  56. #156
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,683
    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    IF you can sell a Pulse frame, maybe $50 for a newer model like this. This is late 90's and therefore not a "true" klein.
    But Klein did make the Pulse frames before they sold out to trek, at least they did in 1994 but this is a 1995 so I'm not sure...

  57. #157
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    311
    the trek pulse frames didn't have internal routing. ^true klein^

  58. #158
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,683
    Quote Originally Posted by s4gobabygo View Post
    the trek pulse frames didn't have internal routing. ^true klein^

    Yes that is what I think too, I sold a few of the Pulse's in 1994 and the look exactly the same as this ones, then we drop the contract when Gary announce the sale to trek..

  59. #159
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.

  60. #160
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    2,683
    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.
    That is the way the Pulse's from Klein where lettered exactly, maybe it was new old stock from 1994..

  61. #161
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    311
    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.
    well that's just semantics. i draw the line when trek started making frames. i own a pre-trek pulse like the one above from 1995, and a post-trek pulse with traditional top-of-top-tube cable routing from 1996. the frames are remarkably different.

  62. #162
    He be a moose too.
    Reputation: pinguwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    2,120
    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.
    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal.../Klein1994.pdf page 18 may be relevant.

    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal.../Klein1995.pdf page 5 may be of interest

    Original poster, what is the serial number?

  63. #163
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    311
    as far as i know, there were no differences in pulse frames from 94 to 95. both years were offered with sea and sky as well. the serial number should be the only indicator.

  64. #164
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5
    I just got a free bike that I want to use as an instructional tool for myself to learn to work on before I eventually go out and spend real money on a real bike. At the same time I don't know if the free bike I got is worth the money I'll be spending on parts. I'd hate to rebuild it and then find out at some point that it's complete garbage. I plan on keeping it as a second bike so I'd like to know I have a quality frame and not just a big box store BSO.


    I'm really not concerned with dollar value per se, more just to know if the frame I have is worthy of decent parts, and more importantly, what the heck it is so I know what I can and can't buy/order online. It has (had) 5 coats of paint on it and a mish mash of parts and components that are probably not original. None of the original labels, decals or face plates are on it. It has a single crown fork and a serial number on the seatpost mast about 2" from the top. Google searches have not given me any results. The SN format is one number, one letter, then 5 more numbers (eg: 8D55567). It also has old style cantilever brakes with a hanger and cable that runs from one side to the other. No suspension on the bike at all.

    Is this the right subforum for ID'ing bikes or is this one specifically for assessing value to bikes that are identifiable? I have pics but I don't want to come off as a spammer posting them all over the place and piss people off. If I'm in the wrong subforum, could someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by Captain_Spaulding; 10-23-2013 at 07:36 AM. Reason: added details

  65. #165
    mtbr member
    Reputation: YakimaDeathYaks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    216
    Yep but you better post a pics before the wolves come out

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Spaulding View Post
    I just got a free bike that I want to use as an instructional tool for myself to learn to work on before I eventually go out and spend real money on a real bike. At the same time I don't know if the free bike I got is worth the money I'll be spending on parts. I'd hate to rebuild it and then find out at some point that it's complete garbage. I plan on keeping it as a second bike so I'd like to know I have a quality frame and not just a big box store BSO.


    I'm really not concerned with dollar value per se, more just to know if the frame I have is worthy of decent parts, and more importantly, what the heck it is so I know what I can and can't buy/order online. It has (had) 5 coats of paint on it and a mish mash of parts and components that are probably not original. None of the original labels, decals or face plates are on it. It has a single crown fork and a serial number on the seatpost mast about 2" from the top. Google searches have not given me any results. The SN format is one number, one letter, then 5 more numbers (eg: 8D55567). It also has old style cantilever brakes with a hanger and cable that runs from one side to the other. No suspension on the bike at all.

    Is this the right subforum for ID'ing bikes or is this one specifically for assessing value to bikes that are identifiable? I have pics but I don't want to come off as a spammer posting them all over the place and piss people off. If I'm in the wrong subforum, could someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thanks in advance!
    84 Ritcher Super Comp
    85 Salsa Scoboni
    85 Ritchey Timber Comp
    88 Ritchey Super Comp

  66. #166
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5
    Quote Originally Posted by YakimaDeathYaks View Post
    Yep but you better post a pics before the wolves come out
    Great thanks...I'm a member of some really heavily moderated forums so I didn't want to just blast pics all over the place.


    PICS!

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-20131018_183340_1.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-20131018_183303.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-20131018_183309_1.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-20131018_183309_2.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-20131018_183329.jpg

  67. #167
    rismtb
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    511
    Holly skyscrapers unless your 7'10" you might hurt yourself on that. Remove the rear brake and look for an more appropriate frame

  68. #168
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5
    LOL, I'm actually 6'4". It's not that bad. I have a rear brake on order...nobody has them in stock (in my price range).

    Just a few more details...when I sanded the paint off, I left it out in the yard and it got rained on a bit. The bare metal was wet but after 3 days it's still not showing any rust. The frame does attract a magnet so I know it's ferrous, just can't figure out why it won't rust.

  69. #169
    rismtb
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    511
    If you got that bike for free it certainly isn't overpriced. As for the rear brakes I wasn't kidding, they look like they might be Mafac bodies. If you are going to change them give them to me, ha seriously the bike and parts are not worth anything and could cause injury or even death if off road.

  70. #170
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    5
    Oh, you meant remove them and KEEP them...I get it. They certainly work well, I've just heard horror stories of that horizontal cable coming loose and stopping the bike dead in its tracks.

    I'm by no means arguing but what makes you say the bike isn't worth anything? The size? Can you just tell by the frame shape? I actually only plan on using it to ride on paved paths with my kids so off road/trails is certainly not a concern. Is it really that bad? The 5 coats of paint make it look terrible, I know. Just so I know (I'm trying to learn about this stuff), what makes it so bad? The type of fork? The lack of suspension (which I don't really care about)?

    And I was pretty sure the parts aren't worth anything. What I'm trying to determine is if it's worthwhile putting good parts on it. If not, why? I'd like to know what to look for for my next aquisition.

  71. #171
    mtbr member
    Reputation: YakimaDeathYaks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    216
    It looks like a old Bianchi 84 or 85 maybe
    84 Ritcher Super Comp
    85 Salsa Scoboni
    85 Ritchey Timber Comp
    88 Ritchey Super Comp

  72. #172
    rismtb
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    511
    Well you just don't know what rust is going on inside vintage forks. My experience is not to trust vintage frames unless you know where they have been. I have large facial scares to prove. As Cher's manager said "just ride it till the wheels fall off" and look she is still around so it does work for some people.

  73. #173
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    I say keep it for a practice bike to build. Strip it down to bare metal and find out how much work it will be to fix it. Parts come off as easily as they go on. Just don't buy expensive parts that are specific to that particular bike. Find the correct component group and rebuild it.

  74. #174
    mtbr member
    Reputation: lotusdriver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    627

    Vintage Kona Full suspension

    I just bought a 1996 Kona "Sex Too" full susser.

    It is all standard, except that it has been fitted with "Manitou Mach 5 SX" suspension forks.
    These are also from the mid 1990's.

    The bike is generally fine, it has Magura hydraulic rim brakes, a high pressure "Fox Alps 4" shock (which has lost it's damping) and the classic Kona 4 point linkage rear end. The frame is a 16"

    The weight is only 25 pounds!

    The thing is, I am not sure what to do with it. I will have to get the rear shock rebuilt but the front fork seems OK. The brakes work fine and the transmission is all good.
    The frame has a few scratches but it is not bad enough to warrant a repaint, although I guess I could get the front main frame done (it's yellow)

    What would it be worth? I might fix it up and bang it on the bay.

  75. #175
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Start with reading the stickies at the top of this forum. This is a WIW thread question, but you already kind answered it yourself. You won't get a lot for it.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  76. #176
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mainlyfats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,109
    Let's see the Lotus...

  77. #177
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    354
    Some time ago I got a stem/handlebar combo but know little about it, other than it's a Cannondale 1 1/4''

    Does anyone know more details? What bikes did it come on, is it a Cannondale product, and what could it be worth?

    Polished aluminum
    Stem length ~115mm
    Bar width 22'' or 560mm
    Weight: 299g
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-dsc_4974.jpg  

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-dsc_4977.jpg  

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-dsc_4976.jpg  


  78. #178
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    1

    Need help with serial and value on bike

    I have an older Marin Indian Fire Trail
    I know the following 7000 custom tube set sticker
    its also Titanium. serial CK5KAXXXX
    White industries crank
    Can anyone tell me what this bike is worth. I bought it new in 1995 and
    its hardly been rode.

    Thanks
    Nick
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-marin.jpg  


  79. #179
    Certified Bike Junkie
    Reputation: muddybuddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,746
    That Marin is aluminum, not titanium. If you put it on Craigslist, I'd expect you to get maybe $200-$250.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

  80. #180
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    39

    83 Schwinn Sierra

    I wish I had a picture but I gave the bike away today. someone gave it to me a few years ago and I haven't ridden it much so I figured I'd pass it on. Now I'm wondering if it was worth something. I am pretty sure it was an 83 Sierra. It was a rootbeer-ish color and was all original as far as I could tell except for tires and seat. It was 10 speed, white oval head badge, diacomp shifters and canti brakes. Any insight as to the worth would be greatly appreciated.

  81. #181
    rismtb
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    511

    Phil Wood pedal

    I know the CHP version but haven't seen any like these. Are they rare rare?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-phil-pedal.jpg  

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_0214.jpg  

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_0215.jpg  


  82. #182
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    rare or well-done. either way, they're fugly and clunky.

  83. #183
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1

    ritchey p23

    Hey I have a richey p23 1990 fame number 574 my first mtb bike what do you think this bike is worth just the frame and fork
    I have up graded every thing else thank guys

  84. #184
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by super11 View Post
    Hey I have a richey p23 1990 fame number 574 my first mtb bike what do you think this bike is worth just the frame and fork
    I have up graded every thing else thank guys
    $0 without pics. It could be a cream puff or a clapped out rust bucket.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  85. #185
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    136

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    rare or well-done. either way, they're fugly and clunky.
    Why do you hang out here. I've seen you on fb. You have no clue what anythings worth. LOL

  86. #186
    DFA
    DFA is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation: DFA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    370
    Ti Project Twos. What are they worth?


  87. #187
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    why don't you send me a PM instead of here where your friends are around?
    those pedals are still lame clunky turds.

  88. #188
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    That Ti fork is nice looking. I believe they were $700 brand new in the 90's.
    No clue how much they're worth today- probably as much as you can get.

  89. #189
    mtbr member
    Reputation: chefmiguel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,511
    Are you under the impression that just because we haven't said anything that we don't know you're clueless?
    Technology dragass

  90. #190
    Stokeless Asshat
    Reputation: jeff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,352
    I have a set of the CHP's but have never seen the others. I paid $100 for them NOS. With clips they make great commuter pedals.
    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I know the CHP version but haven't seen any like these. Are they rare rare?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

    Want:
    650B rims or wheel set. 80's vintage 32 or 36 x 135mm

  91. #191
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    No clue how much they're worth today- probably as much as you can get.
    Wow.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  92. #192
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    10
    Hey everyone,

    I've decided to sell off some of my old stuff, and here I have my old Westpine Scissor Brake. Its in pretty good shape, just needs a lil cleaning, setup for a Manitou EFC, think it will fit a Manitou 4 as well. I know this is really cool and pretty rare, what do you all think it is worth? I was thinking of throwing it on ebay. Give me your thoughts, thanks!


  93. #193
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    Quote Originally Posted by StanleyButterfly View Post
    Why do you hang out here. I've seen you on fb. You have no clue what anythings worth. LOL
    why do you care so much? are you my stalker? did I beat you to a sale?

  94. #194
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    136

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    why do you care so much? are you my stalker? did I beat you to a sale?
    U mad bro? Fill out the butthurt form on your way to sensoville.

  95. #195
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    Nah- not really an issue anymore.
    I know who you are.

  96. #196
    VRC Illuminati
    Reputation: Rumpfy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    17,614
    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Nah- not really an issue anymore.
    I know who you are.
    If you're as accurate as your value estimates, you're probably wrong.
    -eric-

    http://www.rumpfy.com
    Wanted: NDS Suntour XC Pro Microdrive 175mm Crank Arm.

  97. #197
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    499
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    If you're as accurate as your value estimates, you're probably wrong.
    Don't worry, I won't let the cat out of the bag.

  98. #198
    Choo Choo
    Reputation: L-Train's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    74
    Meow?
    "A Pound Of Nuts Is Simply Not Enough To Keep My Rage At Bay" - PTH

  99. #199
    Ambivalent Luddite
    Reputation: Retro Dude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    267

    Bridgestone MB1 fork - WIW?

    Picked up this fork with a Fat City frame, any ideas on value?

    Date code is G2G

    Thanks

    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-mb1-fork_1.jpg
    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-mb1-fork_2.jpg
    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-mb1-fork_3.jpg

  100. #200
    gobsmacked Moderator
    Reputation: girlonbike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,720
    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Dude View Post
    Picked up this fork with a Fat City frame, any ideas on value?

    Date code is G2G

    Thanks

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mb1 fork_1.jpg 
Views:	136 
Size:	151.1 KB 
ID:	847931
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mb1 fork_2.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	52.9 KB 
ID:	847932
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	mb1 fork_3.JPG 
Views:	121 
Size:	186.0 KB 
ID:	847933
    I would say between $40 Vintage Bridgestone Lugged Fork MB 1 Ritchey Logic Tubing 1" Threaded MTB | eBay

    and $100 Bridgestone XO 1 Fork Orange Rivendell Vintage Bike Retro Bike RB 1 MB 1 | eBay

    with it being probably closer to the latter.

Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Official GT Thread
    By mik_git in forum Vintage, Retro, Classic
    Replies: 1015
    Last Post: 06-15-2017, 09:34 AM
  2. The official BOS thread
    By marccastellana in forum Shocks and Suspension
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-11-2013, 08:48 AM
  3. official oc app thread
    By b-kul in forum Off Camber (off topic)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-06-2013, 08:53 PM
  4. OK, so how about an official Salsa thread?
    By Djuc Wun in forum Salsa
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 09-06-2004, 10:29 AM

Members who have read this thread: 162

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •