Never-Ridden 1998 RockHopper... What to do?-
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    Never-Ridden 1998 RockHopper... What to do?

    This bike has been hanging on a wall since 1998. It has never been ridden. In fact, it's never been pedaled, sat on... nothing. I got it for my wife as a Christmas present. Winter... moved... had a kid... moved... had another kid... Poof! it's 2020.

    I can't imagine it has a value to anyone wanting to ride it. But maybe Specialized would want for their HQ in the lobby museum? A Specialized dealer? Yeah, I know... that's why it has just been hanging on the wall(s) for over 21 years.

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    Any ideas? Leave it another couple decades and see if Specialized is still in business?
    Mountain bikers who don't road ride are usually slow.
    Roadies who don't mountain bike are usually d***s.

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    You ride it, man. Bikes are meant to be ridden. A bike not used, not scratched, not with dirt on it is a sad bike.

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    Needs to stay on a wall but not your wall. Public place like a Spec dealer or a bike-themed restaurant / brewpub, etc. Itís perfect; donít soil it now ó that would be a tragic. Either donate it to a homeless person or donate it to a business thatíll display it (much preferred). But donít ride it. Itís still a virgin. Once its virginity is gone, itís never coming back.

    We don't quit riding because we get old.
    We get old because we quit riding.

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    Ride what you like!
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    Shoot man, that bike is amazing. I'd ride it. Perhaps there is a little value in it's immaculate condition, but it's still old, but not quite old enough, school, so there really isn't a huge market for it. I'd guess you would be lucky to get $300 bucks for it. Ride it as is, convert it to a graveller, make it an urban assault bike, whatever, just get it off the wall! If you do sell, I know a guy...
    The revolution starts now
    When you rise above your fear
    And tear the walls around you down
    The revolution starts here

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