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    New question here. Help with pricing a used Gary Fisher, Paragon

    It was given to me. I'd like to sell it. Not sure what year. Could you tell me what it is generally worth - even generally is fine. Thanks for helping.
    Mountain bike.
    Paragon 29 I think.
    19.5", 49.5cm
    No disk brakes.
    Deep blue color.
    Shimano Deore XT in back.
    Deore X7 in front.
    Mach X7 shock.
    Weinman BCX rims.
    Tioga psycho tires.
    Handlebar roll shifting.
    Click-in pedals.
    Excellent condition.
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    Dollar two ninety 8.


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    pedals, or peddles?

    what year? if you're not sure, look through Trek's archive page or just look up photos of different Paragon models until you find the paint scheme that matches.

    if the bike is in good shape, find the original retail price and cut it in half. if it needs a lot of work, cut the original price by 2/3. ask for that amount first and expect to get quite a bit less than that. a mountain bike 26" wheels and rim brakes is about as popular in the mtb community as a flip phone with no data capabilities or a typerwriter. it's basically vintage kitsch at this point. fine for someone just dipping their toe in mountain biking or someone who just wants a durable recreational/ commuter bike.

    however, the used bike market is hot right now. so you might get a decent price for it.

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    “Disc brakes”. Pictures are helpful here. As said above, the market is crazy right now, but likely still not worth much.


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    identifying the specific model and parts on the bike will help boost the listing.

    there's no such thing as Deore X7. it's either Shimano Deore, or Shimano Deore XT. if the derailer says X7 on it, that's a SRAM derailer.

    the shifters are "twist" shifters, most likely SRAM GripShift models.

    The pedals are "clipless" pedals, not "peddles." They are most likely Shimano SPD pedals.

    I think that's a hardtail model, so it does not have a "shock." a full suspension bike has a "shock" on the rear end. what you have is a suspension fork.

    brakes, not breaks. a bike with breaks is always a bad thing, as saying a bike is broken is not a selling point. that bike has rim brakes.

    excellent condition is subjective. check the chain wear, brake pad condition, wheels, presence of rust, brake and shift cable condition, etc. be realistic.

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    I remember when I got those Psycho tires way back in the day. They were the first tires that I had where I could actually go around curve without sliding out. I loved those tires.
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    bike is from mid-late 90's...


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    I'm guessing it is this bike or some variation of it:

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    Bicycle Blue Book puts it at about $100 to $200 depending on condition. But then again there are a lot of Quarantine buyers who are paying stupid money for any bike right now, so maybe you could get a lot more.

    https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/valu...product/91886/
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    New question here.

    Here are some pictures. Thanks for your above help. Could you let me know if the pictures change your assessments?
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    That is a mid 90s Paragon, it is not a 29. The only year I could find with a Manitou Mach fork was 1996. Value is still about $100-$200 depending on condition.

    https://www.bicyclebluebook.com/valu...product/58476/

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/sydneym...tain-bike/amp/

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    shoot for $200. thats the most you'll get out of it because the market is good right now. most of the buyers will not know what to do with those pedals though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    shoot for $200. thats the most you'll get out of it because the market is good right now. most of the buyers will not know what to do with those pedals though.
    It was a good bike of its time, no way youre going to get 50% for it though! Yes the assestment everyone giving is prob about right. There isnt much of it thats worth much to vintage seekers either, its all common mid-midlo end parts.
    Good beer run bike. Its nice enough that if you use it as a town run around, it may get swiped though if you just leave it unlocked.

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    I just sold a bike little older than that with canti brakes and a rigid fork $150. if I had waited another week before listing, I could have easily gotten $200. that's the current market.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack_turtle View Post
    I just sold a bike little older than that with canti brakes and a rigid fork $150. if I had waited another week before listing, I could have easily gotten $200. that's the current market.
    I would think that a rigid fork would fetch more money than a crapola suspension fork from yesteryear. Maybe not with all the noncyclists buying used bikes right now.

    But yea, i'd post it up for $250 and take less. I probably wouldn't sell it- it's worth nothing on the used market and it's a pretty decent bike path cruiser. It's a nice bike if you accept it for what it is.



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    I just sold a 88 Fisher Montare ,nicer parts rigid in good shape for $175.

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    Thanks for the help and advice.
    What did this bike cost new?
    If you know anyone in the Boston area who would like it for $200 let me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cambridgema1 View Post
    Thanks for the help and advice.
    What did this bike cost new?
    If you know anyone in the Boston area who would like it for $200 let me know.
    About 1200 bucks, which is like 2k in 2020 dollars. But that's like asking what a pentium 60 computer cost new.
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