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    1994 Ibis Mountain Trials

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    I found a frame # does any one know how to read HS7136

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    Has any one repaired one of these frames

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    Hey Folks

    I have a '94 Ibis Mountain Trials which I'm thinking of selling. I think it was possibly the last Mountain Trials built by then Ibis framebuilder Wes Williams, who left Ibis soon after. I had to special order it 'cause that model wasn't part of Ibis' official lineup at the time.

    It sports a set of straight Koski forks, the seatpost is extra long (custom made by Charlie Cunningham) and there are no bottle mounts on the seattube allowing it to be lowered all the way.

    It's painted in Ibis "Just Red" which is in really nice condition.






    Here's the current build, although I'm thinking about selling it as a frame, fork & seatpost:


    Rims: Araya RM-20 - 26" front / 24" rear

    Hubs: WTB GreaseGuard - 36 hole

    Bottom Bracket: WTB GreaseGuard (square-taper w/pressed-in bearings)

    Freewheel: 6-speed Dura-Ace

    Rear Derailleur: Deore XT

    Front Derailleur: Suntour XC Pro

    Shifters: Deore XT 6-speed indexed thumbshifters (the originals)

    Cranks: Specialized cold forged - 172.5 mm

    Pedals: Suntour XC Comp with WTB "toe-flips"

    Tires: IRC "Trials Expert"

    Brakes: Rear - WTB cantilever w/ DKG bridge // Front - XTR V-brake

    Brake Levers: Deore XT

    Seatpost: Extra long custom made by Charlie Cunningham (WTB)


    What do you guys think? Is this a desirable bike? What kind of price do you think it ought to bring?


    Thanks!

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    So, I did a small edit to my post and now it's completely disappeared. What goes on here?

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    I still see your post, or are you referring to something that you added to it, that's missing?

    Either way, I did nothing in my mod capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superstring View Post
    So, I did a small edit to my post and now it's completely disappeared. What goes on here?
    I got spam filtered. Often spammers come in a do a normal post, then come back and edit in a bunch of spam. It must have flagged your change as that and unapproved your post. I have restored it and wish I could have your bike for my personal collection.

    When I was younger a LBS in Saskatoon had an Ibis Trials up in their display area but no one every bought it. I wanted that bike so bad. Still do! Hope you keep it and ride the day lights out of it...or send it to me!
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    Huh! My post has re-appeared

    Yep, rockcrusher, it's a fun little bike. I may just end up keeping it!

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    I have one of those, too. Fun bike, but very challenging to ride well. More info on how mine's outfitted here: RockyChrysler.com: Just about a bike [Ibis Mountain Trials]

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstring View Post
    Hey Folks

    I have a '94 Ibis Mountain Trials which I'm thinking of selling. I think it was possibly the last Mountain Trials built by then Ibis framebuilder Wes Williams, who left Ibis soon after. I had to special order it 'cause that model wasn't part of Ibis' official lineup at the time.

    It sports a set of straight Koski forks, the seatpost is extra long (custom made by Charlie Cunningham) and there are no bottle mounts on the seattube allowing it to be lowered all the way.

    It's painted in Ibis "Just Red" which is in really nice condition.


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    I was planning on using the Syncros on a Kona Explosif bike, but since got stolen, thay are just laying there...wonder WIW?

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    I was planning on using the Syncros on a Kona Explosif bike, but since got stolen, thay are just laying there...wonder WIW?
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    1959 Schwinn Hollywood

    My wife is looking to sell off this bike. I cant find any frame of reference for how much to sell it for. Also, have no idea the best place to sell it.

    Its in excellent shape. I dont have any pictures yet, because I'm missing a rear tire. I just ordered a new set of tires and tubes, which I should have by the end of this week. At that point I can take pictures of it in all its glory.

    This link shows exactly what it looks like.

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    while a cool bike I am not sure how collectible it is. Go to bikeforums.net and hit the classic and vintage what is it worth section. Those guys are good and they will have a much better assessment. I think the ones that do well are Paramount's Cherry Picker/Apple Krate 5 speeds. Not sure what kind of following there is for the cruisers if any and I am not sure if being a womans/mixte ads or takes away whatever value is there for cruisers. My feeling is it would not be worth much. I could be wrong. Make sure you take pictures of your bike for the experts on bikeforums. The more detailed the better. Driveside fenders serial number etc

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    Rocky Mountain Sherpa AGE, Value?

    I recued this bike from the garbage and I do not know the vintage.

    STX Parallax hubs, ritchey vantage rims, shimano STX derailers, super shifter pro Sugino cranks, ss4 diacompe brakes, gripshifters

    Serial t9841 0XXX

    I this "frame" worth saving or should I toss it?
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    As a coffee getter, bar beater, sure.

    About as valuable as a Trek 850 from the mid 90s that's missing most of it's stuff, which is to say, mass produced, around 400 MSRP, and not terribly awesome, but totally functional. Not that excited anymore?

    Drop it off at your local co-op or charity bike group, great bones for someone who needs basic transportation.....
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    Cheers, I won't give away my super v then and keep this one.

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    Kastan Mountain Bike info

    OK new to this forum but avid member of BMXmuseum for years I have a chance to pick this up for an OK price but havent found any info or any others to base value/price on so Im comming here to see what the pros here think or know,all info would be great,thanks

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    What do you think this guy would be worth?Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-bike2.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by martkin64 View Post
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    I bought almost that exact bike a few years ago for $25...but it's probably worth a bit more than that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by martkin64 View Post
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    Its hard to say without seeing the parts. Check Ebay for sale prices. It gets hard to sell bikes with old elastomer forks unless you rebuild them or swap for the original fork. Do that and you'll increase the value a bit.
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    Pristine 1988 Ritchey TimberComp

    Asking 1250 now.This one belongs in a museum. Barely ridden all original.
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    More info in MTBR Classified.

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    Did you offer less since it wasn't an Annapurna?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Did you offer less since it wasn't an Annapurna?
    Less than what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTJ View Post
    Less than what?
    Less than the $800 is was listed for.

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    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    Handmade in Santa Barbara!

    Fwiw, I bought a timberwolf for $650. Great bike! It was an 18"

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    year color and condition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Handmade in Santa Barbara!

    Fwiw, I bought a timberwolf for $650. Great bike! It was an 18"

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    Does anybody know what a set of 26" Mavic TXC 3.01 UST wheels(1644g) worth? Mine are practically new.
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    Only the rims? or what's the hubs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    Only the rims? or what's the hubs?
    Front hub is Cannondale Expert disc 24h - rear hub is DT Swiss Onyx 24h. Rims are Mavic's first-ever UST model, with DT Swiss Super Competition spokes.
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    SO, 26", hmmm....

    I'd say between 2 to 3 bills, the rear hub is valuable to a degree, 24 hole hurts value overall though. Rims, still the same design really, X819.

    Unless some diehard Cannondale dude with an F4000 is desperate for OEM stuff, not super cash happy if you ask me....
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    Yes
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    Did you offer less since it wasn't an Annapurna?

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    Looks like a '87 Montare. Obviously not the original bars, stem or tires (saddle and wheels?), but pretty sure it came full XT components.

    Seller is asking $50 on CL. What do you think?

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    just about any rideable bike is worth $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    just about any rideable bike is worth $50.
    I wouldn't buy a big box bike for $50

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    1980s Mongoose ATB

    Hey guys,
    I have this 1980s (not sure the exact year) Red Mongoose ATB. All Original Suntour and Dia Compe Components
    Whats new:
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    Cables and Housing
    Grips
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    Aside from various cosmetic blemishes, paint chips, scratches, there are no major dents or dings. I'm curious to know what a fair price to ask for this awesome classic would be. Thanks in advance.

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    That certainly is an early one, unfortunately not too collectible I'm afraid although there are some nice parts. I would think $150 maybe, but it has some conditional issues.

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    Ya, I'll second that. $100-150. Looks pretty clean and cared for...but not very desirable.
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    Right on fellas. I very much appreciate you for taking the time to check it out.

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    Pretty clean rockcombo. Too bad it's not my size otherwise I would be interested. What do you guys think about the price of $600? Seems steep to me, but this is a pretty unique bike and in great condition.

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    All right, one more. This one is my size and considering some of the cool components, the $200 price looks ok to me. What do you all think?

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    GT LTS - what year?

    I think it's a 96? Anyone confirm that year? Serial=BLEM

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    1996 decals on it...serial number is under the bottom bracket first four should indicate the month and year of frame manufacture....if it shows late 95 or 96 it would confirm that it's a 96 model year frame.
    Needed: 26.8mm XTR seatpost, blue GT/Grundig Jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gm1230126 View Post
    1996 decals on it...serial number is under the bottom bracket first four should indicate the month and year of frame manufacture....if it shows late 95 or 96 it would confirm that it's a 96 model year frame.
    Thanks for the tip. It's a 96. I'm looking to sell it. Any idea what it could sell for?
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    Looks like there have been a bunch on ebay over the past months. Looks like they are ranging from about $200 - about $600 depending on condition and the component set.

    Here's a link to sold ones, just so you can get an idea:

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    Hi, I found brand new Rock Shox Judy J3 with poplock in online shop for 150$. Is it worth it?

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    Way too late model for this forum. Even 1st gens are considered modern round here. $150 sounds like a deal though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sagitt77 View Post
    Hi, I found brand new Rock Shox Judy J3 with poplock in online shop for 150$. Is it worth it?
    Depends on the condition. If it is working and doesn't need a rebuild, then sure. If it needs work then you might be looking at 200 to 250 or more. Then its probably not worth it.

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    1993 Manitou FS

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    1993 Manitou FS, no cracks in the frame, very little use (original tires still installed) generally in very good shape - a few minor scratches on the frame, some tears in the stickers, seat is fairly worn. Full xtr build, xtr hubs laced to Campy Mirox rims. So what's it worth?

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    I'm going through boxes figuring out what I'll never use. Some of the odd ball/rare stuff I need to figure out what it's worth. I'll start with this: NOS Westpine Neuron.


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    Hi, guys what do you think about this Schwinn??(can't identify the exact model of it), thanks a lot!






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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    I'm going through boxes figuring out what I'll never use. Some of the odd ball/rare stuff I need to figure out what it's worth. I'll start with this: NOS Westpine Neuron.]
    I have no idea, but drop me a line once you figure it out and want to sell, that thing is cool as sh*t!
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    Quote Originally Posted by doddo View Post
    Hi, guys what do you think about this Schwinn??(can't identify the exact model of it), thanks a lot!

    Paramout logo on the head tube. IIRC the only Series xx PDG with asymmetrical stays was the 90. After the last concussion my doctor's advice was to "stop having concussions.", so I may be wrong.

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    Another "no $&*@ idea" one. Been sitting on my desk for a year now. Was going to throw it on my Avalanche drop bar conversion for Ss&Gs (cage is in the garage), but it would really be lipstick on a pig.


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    1985 Jamis Dakar

    I have a 1985 Jamis Dakar with all the original parts and was wondering if anyone had a guess to how much it might be worth? I just had my 2006 Specialized Rockhopper stolen last night so am thinking about selling the Jamis to get myself a new ride so I dont miss out on too much trail time due to the theft. Will try to get some pictures up soon (its a little dingy from being in storage but hasn't been in any weather or ridden since the late 80's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post

    Sound logic, but something to consider...the main value of a Breezer Series bike is in the frame/fork/stem. Everything else on it, while not super easy to come by (these days), is essentially off the shelf.
    Every part on a Cunningham is made for the bike or modified by Charlie for the bike. Only real stock pieces are rear derailleur, cranks, levers, and shifters.
    That and Cunninghams ride like a bike 10 years newer...which if you were a guy riding one in the mid 80's, it was other worldly.

    That said, the Breezer SIII that is up is f'ing awesome. I want it.
    All of the custom bits on a Cunningham do make it quite cool, and boy do I wish I had one, but rarity speaks volumes. That's why an Aston Martin DB3S (better yet, a DBR1/2) is worth twice what a Maserati 200 Si is worth. The Maserati is a better car to drive, both on the road and on the track, it's insanely elegant and it's built from the ground up as a racer. The Aston is, by comparison, a pig based on a road car, BUT, there are only half as many.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeDumler View Post
    All of the custom bits on a Cunningham do make it quite cool, and boy do I wish I had one, but rarity speaks volumes. That's why an Aston Martin DB3S (better yet, a DBR1/2) is worth twice what a Maserati 200 Si is worth. The Maserati is a better car to drive, both on the road and on the track, it's insanely elegant and it's built from the ground up as a racer. The Aston is, by comparison, a pig based on a road car, BUT, there are only half as many.
    Any time someone makes a classic car analogy, they're speakin' my language.

    SII and SIII seem to sit right at about where C'Ham values sit (depending on build and options). But an SI is in a league all it's own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Any time someone makes a classic car analogy, they're speakin' my language.

    SII and SIII seem to sit right at about where C'Ham values sit (depending on build and options). But an SI is in a league all it's own.
    Yeah, I find that a number of folks interested in the type of bikes we ride also have eyes for vintage sports cars. I guess that makes the Series I our Ferrari 250 GTO. Ironically, I've gotten to spend quite a bit of time working on and a bit of time driving said GTO, but have never gotten to throw a leg over a Series I Breezer.

    Back on topic though, I'll be watching this Series III auction to see what happens in the last few minutes. Part of me feels like they picked the wrong time of year to offer up the bike and that it'll be lucky to snag an opening bid.

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    Thanks for your feedback, ya I realize its a 3 not a 2 my typo perhaps this auction will set a new bar for rare vintage mbt's. Since we are really only at the 35-40 yr mark It might be a good investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Thanks for your feedback, ya I realize its a 3 not a 2 my typo perhaps this auction will set a new bar for rare vintage mbt's. Since we are really only at the 35-40 yr mark It might be a good investment.
    Yes, unfortunately bikes like this are being viewed by more and more people as investments... So it goes, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    It never hurts to ride them too, if you're careful.

    All of them should be ridden.
    Too bad that one is too big even for my "never too big to ride" perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    All of them should be ridden.
    I asked that question during my first conversation with a machinist who worked with antique bikes (and I'd just bought my first).

    "Anything that breaks on it, was going to anyways, and should have been fixed anyway...."

    It's a bike, ride it, duh.

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    Wicked pic iconic rare item returning to the scene of the orig party…..Pearl Pass?



    Quote Originally Posted by CCMDoc View Post
    All of them should be ridden.
    Too bad that one is too big even for my "never too big to ride" perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Wicked pic iconic rare item returning to the scene of the orig party…..Pearl Pass?
    Yes, Pearl Pass in 2014. This coming September will be the 40th edition of the event.

    Link to bigger version of that photo,

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleCentury View Post
    Yes, Pearl Pass in 2014. This coming September will be the 40th edition of the event.

    Link to bigger version of that photo,

    https://www.vintagemtbworkshop.com/u...99431_orig.jpg
    Stunning and yes ... awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeDumler View Post
    Yeah, I find that a number of folks interested in the type of bikes we ride also have eyes for vintage sports cars. I guess that makes the Series I our Ferrari 250 GTO. Ironically, I've gotten to spend quite a bit of time working on and a bit of time driving said GTO, but have never gotten to throw a leg over a Series I Breezer.

    Back on topic though, I'll be watching this Series III auction to see what happens in the last few minutes. Part of me feels like they picked the wrong time of year to offer up the bike and that it'll be lucky to snag an opening bid.
    Time with a 250 GTO!? Awesome! Thats no joke there. I've thrown a let over and tooled around on a Series I as well as Joe's Series III. Very cool for what they are.



    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Thanks for your feedback, ya I realize its a 3 not a 2 my typo perhaps this auction will set a new bar for rare vintage mbt's. Since we are really only at the 35-40 yr mark It might be a good investment.
    I hope so. But I'm not entirely sure the vintage mtb market will be like the vintage car market (or vintage bmx or road bike market for that matter). The younger generation needs to want these bikes. They need to want to spend money on bikes that were built before they were even born. They're going to miss the connection that most of us have to them, so I'm not sure what the motivating factor will be for a lot of these classics. Bikes like the Breezers are a safe bet, but out side of a few others, the market could drop out at some point.

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    All three, hmm ok four disciplines road/ballon,cruiser/bmx then mtb are completely different groups of riders/collectors. Mtb is the real growing baby of the groups that re invents itself into a new style every 10 yrs or so. There is no one mtb yet capable of doing it all at a racing level today so maybe in another 40 yrs or so when mtb matures into the most popular bike style more riders will look back and realize that pivotal point in history. WTF why doesn't everybody else get it??? ha ha

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    DC - Those are some beautiful shots of your Breezer! It always makes me smile when I see bikes like that doing what they were built to do.

    Mendon - Reminds me of what another machinist/craftsman once told me, which has stuck in my head whenever I ride a "collectible" bike. "If a person built it, a person can repair it".

    Rumpfy - You're a son of a *hmph*. One that I'd like to grab a beer with after a vintage ride one of these days, but a son of a *hmph* nonetheless.

    Rismtb - I think that 10 year style expiration date is the key. With road bikes, there's a vast history, rooted in tradition. The Tour is watched every year the world over, and creates headlines. Brands with decades of history are still represented. You still see riders on Colnago, Bianchi and Pinarello bikes. Conversely, the only buzz about professional mountain biking comes from bicycle publications and our little corner of the internet. No one is collecting trophies on their Fat Chance, Mountain Goat or Potts either. Cruisers have the built in value of being nostalgia incarnate, and vintage BMX basically offers the every-man who's now grown up and has a decent job to buy back a piece of their youth that they can have full mechanical mastery over with their sweet, 250 piece Craftsman tool set. The only thing that keeps vintage mountain bikes relevant, for the most part, are the guys and gals who still ride their vintage mountain bikes. That is, until some hipster decides to trade in their 3Rensho track bike for a brightly colored Yeti FRO. Then we'll all be sitting on piles of gold... for six years or so.

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    When I'm retired I will *hope* to be able to ride a mountain bike, but I will *expect* to be able to still ride a road bike.

    It might also be worth looking at the expendable income of the average road bike collector versus mountain bike collector.

    The most influential mountain bike history happened in a flash. Late 70s to 1996 isn't much time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeDumler View Post
    Rumpfy - You're a son of a *hmph*. One that I'd like to grab a beer with after a vintage ride one of these days, but a son of a *hmph* nonetheless.
    Ha! I've been called worse.

    We used to be pretty consistent with the vintage rides. They've fallen off in the last couple years, but for sure there will be another one or two in 2016.
    There's always Keyesville too, which is an awful lot of fun.
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    any ideas what is this??

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    All Original Giant ATX 990 John Tomac signature edition

    Giant ATX 990 John Tomac limited signature edition. CU92 Frame, Magura hydraulic rim brakes, Judy XC fork, XT derailleurs, LX crankset, Mavic 220 wheels. All original including tires. Minor scratches but overall excellent condition.

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    Greetings. I have a 2003 Trek Fuel 80. It's pretty stock except for the fork and that's only because the original one broke. I don't ride it anymore and it's actually in my attic. I know it's not a classic, or groundbreaking or whatnot. What I was wondering is...is it worth holding on to if only because the frame was still "Made in America" or U.S.A. whatever it says on the sticker, I can't remember exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggsb View Post
    Giant ATX 990 John Tomac limited signature edition. CU92 Frame, Magura hydraulic rim brakes, Judy XC fork, XT derailleurs, LX crankset, Mavic 220 wheels. All original including tires. Minor scratches but overall excellent condition.
    Looks decently clean, but with some low end parts. Cool as it is, they generally don't pull much more than a couple hundred.

    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Greetings. I have a 2003 Trek Fuel 80. It's pretty stock except for the fork and that's only because the original one broke. I don't ride it anymore and it's actually in my attic. I know it's not a classic, or groundbreaking or whatnot. What I was wondering is...is it worth holding on to if only because the frame was still "Made in America" or U.S.A. whatever it says on the sticker, I can't remember exactly.
    $0. Limbo bike. Not old enough to be vintage/classic (and therefore collectible) and not modern enough to take advantage of today's suspension design/technology. And it's a Trek. It might have been designed in the USA, but it wasn't made here.
    Keep it if you have any reason to pedal about town, bar/campus bike, give it to an offspring/relative. Without pictures to determine build or actual condition...$100 bike...maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Greetings. I have a 2003 Trek Fuel 80. It's pretty stock except for the fork and that's only because the original one broke. I don't ride it anymore and it's actually in my attic. I know it's not a classic, or groundbreaking or whatnot. What I was wondering is...is it worth holding on to if only because the frame was still "Made in America" or U.S.A. whatever it says on the sticker, I can't remember exactly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    $0. Limbo bike. Not old enough to be vintage/classic (and therefore collectible) and not modern enough to take advantage of today's suspension design/technology. And it's a Trek. It might have been designed in the USA, but it wasn't made here.
    Keep it if you have any reason to pedal about town, bar/campus bike, give it to an offspring/relative. Without pictures to determine build or actual condition...$100 bike...maybe.
    Just heard back from Trek that the frame was indeed made in the U.S.A. Never asked for an opinion on what it was worth, just if I should hold on to it since it's American made. I appreciate you spurring me on to ask Trek for the official word.
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    Do remember that you posted it in the "official what is it worth thread" so folks just assumed that is what you were looking for a valuation....

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    Whoever told you that at Trek is full of shit. That is a Taiwan frame. And is nothing Vintage, Retro, or Classic. & since it was posted in What's it worth. 1-200 on craigslist.

    Quote Originally Posted by thegweed View Post
    Just heard back from Trek that the frame was indeed made in the U.S.A. Never asked for an opinion on what it was worth, just if I should hold on to it since it's American made. I appreciate you spurring me on to ask Trek for the official word.

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    alrighty. I've confirmed that the op is getting his wiw answers through pms so these posts will get deleted without a classifieds ad (which are now free!!!) so let's see some ads and we can carry on the discussion outside of this wiw sticky in proper threads. good luck, folks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    alrighty. I've confirmed that the op is getting his wiw answers through pms so these posts will get deleted without a classifieds ad (which are now free!!!) so let's see some ads and we can carry on the discussion outside of this wiw sticky in proper threads. good luck, folks!
    Bummer you had to delete the pics...didn't save them, guess I'll just have to take my own when the Swift arrives.


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    Whats the story on that Swift ECS? Not familiar?
    Seek: Koski Trailmaster. Breezer Series 2 or 3. Cunningham Racer.

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    At least you got a reply..
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    Quote Originally Posted by tductape View Post
    Whats the story on that Swift ECS? Not familiar?


    Not sure if you saw the post/pics T.....first bike was a decked American. Lots of WTB and a Type II fork. I think it was a 20" frame.

    Second one was the Swift. I had only seen pics of one before. Ordinary? Not sure who built them. A very cool looking SS/Fixed aluminum MTB frame with big rear facing drop outs.
    It was more my size and I sent a hurried PM. I think there is one in the Banks Collection.

    I'm really hoping someone smarter than me saved the pics before G deleted them.



    H, yup I got a reply and have my fingers crossed on a one in a million shot at it....I bought a lottery ticket too just in case.



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    Classified ads for the American and the Swift are up, let the wild rumpus begin....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rglsr View Post
    Classified ads for the American and the Swift are up, let the wild rumpus begin....
    Awesome! Thanks so much. You can start a thread with links to them in the forum? Looking forward to the discussion.

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    Love her but need new ride. Any ideas on what an early 90's Ibis mojo made in Sebastopol with hand job, xtr, and ibis ti stem would go for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trespinero View Post
    Love her but need new ride. Any ideas on what an early 90's Ibis mojo made in Sebastopol with hand job, xtr, and ibis ti stem would go for?
    Without a decent photo, it's hard to say. Could be $400, could be $800.
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    Make? model?

    Any idea who made these canti's? they have ti bolts thanks
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    thanks mr grumpy?

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    What does everyone think about a 1997 Ventana el Chiquillo? It's a year with the looptail and rear facing dropouts. I apologize for the sad state it's in right now. A project I haven't gotten to yet. It's mostly XT with Sram 9.0 carbon RD and XTR front. The RST Mozo fork is blown. Has ATI grip shifting. No dents or major cosmetic issues except the decals are scuffed up and peeling in spots. Any history would be great too!





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    Generally a bit new for most on this forum, but Ventana is an awesome company with a fantastic product.
    Unfortunately it doesn't have the strongest marks on the collectability scale, even for the early 92-94 bikes.
    The first gen Marble Peak frames only pull $200-300 max. 1997 is is the start of hard times for mountain bikes. Too new to be a collectable vintage bike and too old to be relevant (v-brakes, 26", dated suspension).

    As bias as I am towards Ventana, I love them, I'm afraid you'd be pressed to see $300 for it, even if you had it fixed up and running.
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    An older gentleman I help with yardwork around town offered me an older Schwinn bike. He said he knows I like to ride bikes and said he would rather see it go to a good home that will fix it up and use it. Ive been looking for a commuter bike but wasnt sure if it was worth my time or money.

    Its a neat bike, but it needs some TLC. I didnt look at it too closely but here is what I noticed:
    -Needs a chain, there is no chain on the bike at the moment.
    -Needs Tires, Tubes. Wheels look trued, didnt spin them to test.
    -Needs new brake cables, so I will also assume it needs new shift cables.
    -Bar grip tape is worn and needs replaced.
    -Paint is not chipped or damaged but it is very sun faded. Also a lot of the chrome is rusty looking but I couldnt tell if that was just discoloring.

    Would a bike like this be one that if I at least replaced the chain, tires, tubes, and cables and ended up not riding it or liking it I could sell for the cost of all those parts? Is it even worth fixing? I could maybe find out more I just didnt want to take it then realize its not worth it and have him asking if I was riding it yet.

    This is NOT an actual picture. This is a google image search of a Schwinn bike that looks very close to the same.
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    90s Wicked Fat Chance

    Whats it worth? Cook Bros Cranks and hub QRs, Syncros bar, mostly period correct XT, Flite saddle, etc. Sorry for the crappy picture...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wissahickon View Post
    Whats it worth? Cook Bros Cranks and hub QRs, Syncros bar, mostly period correct XT, Flite saddle, etc. Sorry for the crappy picture...
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    Nice Bike! It would be a nice piece to add to my collection. What size is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wissahickon View Post
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    John, not sure what it's going for, but you need that bad boy.


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    Nice Bike! It would be a nice piece to add to my collection. What size is it?




    19" and not for sale at the moment -- just curious to know what it might go for if I ever decide to let her go. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    John, not sure what it's going for, but you need that bad boy.


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    Hey Steve, fortunately the bad boy is mine! I just finished putting her together. I was curious to know how much it would be worth after spending a couple bucks to get the bike the way I thought it should be. Have a Bike or two that are missing parts now :/ but it's for the best because I think this Fat came out pretty great. This wicked is sitting pretty next to your old Fat!
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    Really cool bike and I dig the build.
    A couple things here. Wickeds are a dime a dozen and generally not super desirable (especially compared to a YO). Their street value isn't super high for a frame and fork, however, in your favor is that it has unique paint and a great build. The size is ideal for a lot of people.

    If I had to guess, you'd see $750 for it complete. If the stem/post/headset were "better", that $750 would be a safer bet, possibly more.

    Looks like a dead reliable all day ripper as it sits!
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    Really cool bike and I dig the build.
    A couple things here. Wickeds are a dime a dozen and generally not super desirable (especially compared to a YO). Their street value isn't super high for a frame and fork, however, in your favor is that it has unique paint and a great build. The size is ideal for a lot of people.

    If I had to guess, you'd see $750 for it complete. If the stem/post/headset were "better", that $750 would be a safer bet, possibly more.

    Looks like a dead reliable all day ripper as it sits!
    Thanks for the feedback Eric, I really appreciate it! I bought the frame from the original owner who said he had the frame painted custom when he ordered it from a bicycle shop in Delaware. When I picked up the bike it had a bunch of less desirable/ not period correct components so I quickly began switching them out. I have a few things I'd like to eventually upgrade like the headset/stem as you mentioned.

    Anyway, now I don't feel too bad about what I spent on the frame and build. Not that I want to sell this Fat or anything, but it's always nice to know I could potentially trade up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wissahickon View Post
    Thanks for the feedback Eric, I really appreciate it! I bought the frame from the original owner who said he had the frame painted custom when he ordered it from a bicycle shop in Delaware. When I picked up the bike it had a bunch of less desirable/ not period correct components so I quickly began switching them out. I have a few things I'd like to eventually upgrade like the headset/stem as you mentioned.

    Anyway, now I don't feel too bad about what I spent on the frame and build. Not that I want to sell this Fat or anything, but it's always nice to know I could potentially trade up!
    Sounds like you did it the right way then!

    Definitely some great options for those last few items if you like the bike and want to swap them out.
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    I have a 90s kestrel mxz in great condition. Xtr components lots of titanium,nuke proof and many other great stuff. I want to get rid of it and let someone else enjoy it. What's the value?

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    ^Pics go a long way to help others assess value...
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    I have been contemplating getting an old Klein. My only problem is I really don't know what they are worth, especially since everything on ebay that says Kelin on it is priced really high. The below bike is on my local craigslist for $1000. According to the seller it has full 950 series XTR, so I am assuming it is a mid/late 90s? He has no good pics in the listing. Is this a good price?

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    1996 most likely.
    If it's been on CL for more than 2 days it's not a good price. If it's something you're interested in I'd start at $500 and go from there.
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    1000 seems steep to me - especially with that fork. I would hold out for a Pinnacle with a rigid fork. I had one briefly and it was pretty fun to ride and probably around 400-600.

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    Thanks for the replies. Doing a little more research, it looks like its a 1997, so its a Trek, not a real Klein.
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    A friend knows I am a bit of a vintage bike guy and used to work in the industry, so he contacted me yesterday to get an idea what to charge an acquaintance for his old bike. Not being a Bontrager guy, I don't have a good idea. Therefore, I thought I'd get some input from you all.

    He says the bike is an XL Race Lite with XC Pro cranks, LX hubs, Specialized rims, X-9 rear derailleur and grip shift, Control Tech bar ends, 2002 Marzocchi Bomber fork, Easton EA50 seatpost, Shimano v-brakes with Avid levers. No dents in frame, but a few scratches. Color is white with yellow panels and red stripes.

    Any help you can give for me to pass along would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Saw this pop up on my local CL. Looks to be a tandem mtb. The curve where the chain-stays meets the seat stays looks yeti-ish or mongoose-ish to me, but the way the seat stay conects to the seat post looks like an exaggeration of an old GT.

    Any ideas of what kind of bike this is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    A friend knows I am a bit of a vintage bike guy and used to work in the industry, so he contacted me yesterday to get an idea what to charge an acquaintance for his old bike. Not being a Bontrager guy, I don't have a good idea. Therefore, I thought I'd get some input from you all.

    He says the bike is an XL Race Lite with XC Pro cranks, LX hubs, Specialized rims, X-9 rear derailleur and grip shift, Control Tech bar ends, 2002 Marzocchi Bomber fork, Easton EA50 seatpost, Shimano v-brakes with Avid levers. No dents in frame, but a few scratches. Color is white with yellow panels and red stripes.

    Any help you can give for me to pass along would be appreciated. Thanks.
    got pictures? sounds like a late one? can't imagine much more than 600? maybe 500? depending on condition, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    got pictures? sounds like a late one? can't imagine much more than 600? maybe 500? depending on condition, etc?
    Only this small picture he sent. He said he bought it in the early '90's and it is a pre-buyout model. Says he thought it was handmade. I shot him a $500-600 price range and hoped I wasn't missing something. Thanks G

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    Saw this pop up on my local CL. Looks to be a tandem mtb. The curve where the chain-stays meets the seat stays looks yeti-ish or mongoose-ish to me, but the way the seat stay conects to the seat post looks like an exaggeration of an old GT.

    Any ideas of what kind of bike this is?
    What you say is what I see, but I have no idea the make. Cool and interesting though. Thanks for the pic.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Looks like an old burley tandem
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    ^good eye. I looked up burley tandem mtb 1990's and found a few images that look just like this bike. If I lived closer I might just pick it up for fun since they are only asking $100. A good quality tandem for $100 sounds like a good deal to me, even with whatever work needs done on it.
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    can't find anything about this - Ritchey logic mtb frame exclusive gold edition

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    Need to raise some funds for a new project, so a few things have to go.....


    really not sure what to price this one at:


    Custom Colin Laing MTB

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    I have an opportunity to buy a '91 Univega Alpina Comp. It has a Suntour drivetrain with Ritchey rims, seat, post, neck etc. for $400. It is in mint condition as it has never been assembled or taken out of its shipping box. is it worth getting?

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    Damn, Thats nice. Not sure what its worth but when you figure it out PM me.


    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Need to raise some funds for a new project, so a few things have to go.....


    really not sure what to price this one at:




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    Thoughts?



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    Quote Originally Posted by MattBallman View Post
    Damn, Thats nice. Not sure what its worth but when you figure it out PM me.


    Thanks MB. It really is a gorgeous frame.

    I had planned to build it up like a Phoenix, but other builds kept jumping ahead of it.

    Feel like it deserves better than hanging in my rafters.



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    Not looking like a Ritchey based on frame details. Not sure what is up with the tall headtube either.

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    Miyata Titanium...what's it worth?

    Hya...I'm in Japan and I have a very nice Miyata TI mountain bike. It's in good condition with some light markings on the frame. It has no stickers..just a simple Miyata badge on the front in lime yellow/green.

    Components are basically Shimano DX 21 speed
    No shocks..solid front forks.
    Wheels are Alex rims dx18 (though I have some specially made sun rhino rims that would fit well)
    Few bolts a little rusted.
    Surprisingly has touring bosses..and with Tubus Logo rack is an amazing touring bike...

    Any idea what this could be worth?

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    Listed the Laing in the classifieds for $450....thoughts?




    How about a bit of help with a fair price for this Yo Fork (it was originally chrome, but finish was beyond saving so it got blasted and sprayed to keep it from rusting)
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    Hello everyone..first post for me in here.
    Just asking if you guys have any clue about the prizerange this bike falls into? $20-$200-$2000
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    Its a 1995 Kuwahara Explorer. 90th anniversary Brandt frame (Aluminium 7005). Equipped with Shimano Deore XT back deraileur and Deore LX in front. Has obvious 90s Ferrari setup aka. Gripshifts and riserbars (I think they are called riserbars on the end of the handlebars). Tires are not original but the rims are aluminium rims from the orginal setup. Seat is also not original. Frame number is 0814 (Heard a rumor only 2k was made thus why I got interested in the prizing on this as it would be rather hard to find then=higher prizetag?) IIRC the V-brakes are Shimano XTR Cantilevers (which seem to be like $50-$70/pair alone) The fork in the front has backslash and needs repairing obviously and gears need to be adjusted all over and possibly change the drivetrain which is also nothing but original

    Any help with this matter highly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Listed the Laing in the classifieds for $450....thoughts?




    How about a bit of help with a fair price for this Yo Fork (it was originally chrome, but finish was beyond saving so it got blasted and sprayed to keep it from rusting)
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    Is that a RS Jett turned SID fork?

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    Hey there Steve, ok I'll preface this with saying I'm not a Chance expert, but I do know that these forks can on a good day fetch a pretty penny (~$150-225), I've also seen them for $300+, but they need a really desperate or wealthy buyer at that. You also have to consider someone will likely have to remove the spray paint and get it professionally powder coated. Take care and agreed that Laing is gorgeous, nice looking brazing from what I tell. Cheers

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    ECS, the market for true Yo Eddy forks is stronger than the one for Big One Inch forks. BTW, a rare example of something getting smaller with a later generation. Yo forks have 1-1/8" legs.

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    CQP Cranks

    So I happened upon these cranks in a recent bike deal and never having owned a set of Cooks cranks, I feel kind of blessed. That being said, I don't know if I should mount these on my vintage American comp lite (matches perfectly) or pass them on. These are in pretty good shape. I'm not sure what these are worth either.

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    I had a pair of Toplines, and still do have a pair of Cooks. Get ready for an odd sensation of the pedal falling away from your foot under heavy pedal efforts, nothing horrid, but notable, and a little disconcerting is all.

    Want to say I never paid more than $150 or so, no rings, others may weigh in I'm sure, if I'm missing something in this particular pairs pedigree!
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    83 Stumpjumper Sport In Excellent Condition - What would be a fair price?

    Hi All,

    I originally posted this in the general forum but it was suggested that I post here. I was hoping to get some assistance in assessing the value of my 84 or late model 83, Stumpjumper Sport that is in great condition. Everything is original except the seat and the handle bar grips.

    I had not planned on selling the bike, as it holds sentimental value, however last weekend a collector happened to be at a garage sale that my wife was hosting. My bike was not one of the items for sale, but the man noticed my stumpjumper hanging in the garage. He apparently was very interested in buying it, as he's not seen many bikes of that vintage with mostly original parts and in such good condition. My wife informed the man that I was not likely going to sell, due to the sentimental value of the bike but that she would give me his contact information. He came back several times throughout the day to see if she had gotten word from me yet. Apparently he REALLY wants my bike. I spoke to him, and he asked me what I would take for it. I have NO idea what it's worth

    I've done some sleuthing on the internet and I've seen some on sale for roughly $500. The bikes I saw however, did not have original parts. One more potential factor, I believe the frame was the largest available at the time. Perhaps that effects the value since it's less common?

    Input would be appreciated.

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    Found this on a local page, looks to be in pretty darn good condition. Is it worth the asking price?

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    There is about $100 of Klein in there being generous. What the other parts are worth to you is another question. The fork is going to need servicing but the saddle is nice. I certainly wouldn't pay that for it. Without the original stem/bar and fork, it really isn't particularly desirable.

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    1995 Trek 970 Singletrack ZX Series

    I inherited this Trek from a good friend of mine. He wanted me to tune it up and upgrade the Amp Research fork to something modern. Once I threw a few modern suspension forks prices at him as well as informed him that the frame geometry is not designed for long travel, he told me to keep the bike and he would get something newer, more modern. I love this bike for all its classic design features from the all-american True Temper steel frame to the anti-chain suck plate (yeah, remember when that was a problem?). I've since removed the Amp Research forks and attempting to rebuild them. Thanks to Amp Research for all the spare parts except one that I'm going to have a machine shop make. The only thing I've upgraded was the forks (tried to find original forks, but no luck), the saddle and all the cables/housing and I think the brake pads. Otherwise it is all original. As I said I love this bike but alas, I must find a new home for it as it way too large for me. I'm 5'-7" and this is 21" frame, why couldn't it be an 18". Anyway, if you guys could give me some input regarding pricing it, that would be greatly appreciated.
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    It's worth more as a commuter bike than a vintage mountain bike. They made a million of them and the parts spec is not lusty. You might get $200 for it on CL if you tuned it up and put some street tires on it.

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    I am looking to get rid of a '93 Kona Hei Hei with the P2 Ti fork. I have heard that this bike might be valuable, so I am trying to figure out the market for it, before deciding if I want to post it on ebay. Any ideas on what this might be worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by freehubwilly View Post
    I am looking to get rid of a '93 Kona Hei Hei with the P2 Ti fork. I have heard that this bike might be valuable, so I am trying to figure out the market for it, before deciding if I want to post it on ebay. Any ideas on what this might be worth?

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    Pictures and component list will help a lot.



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    Not really sure about the Kona. I knew of Kona but don't know much about them. Sorry but as far as my Trek I don't have any more time or money to be invested in it any more. Now that I have turn it up I will probably give it back to my friend and let him replace the tires to make it a commuter. I so would have kept if it was an 18" frame instead of 21"

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    hi all, just picked up a bone stock 1988 specialized rockhopper comp and was wondering what the value might be and rough price of when it was new in 88. its in great shape. sorry no pic just yet. anyone familiar with this oldie??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete72 View Post
    hi all, just picked up a bone stock 1988 specialized rockhopper comp and was wondering what the value might be and rough price of when it was new in 88. its in great shape. sorry no pic just yet. anyone familiar with this oldie??????
    Rockhopper...even at a level up with the 'Comp' designation, it's a $50 bike. Maybe $150 if it was in really clean original shape.
    It's an ok bike and fantastic for campus duty, grocery getting or bar hopping. Banging around the neighborhood with the kids.
    It's got zero collector value however and there's little point in using it for actual mountain bike rides.
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    well that's just terrible! thought I hit on something. good thing it was free. just put new tires and tube on it. I'm just gonna use it as a casual road bike till I can drop a little weight so the 10 speed doesn't have such a load to carry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete72 View Post
    well that's just terrible! thought I hit on something. good thing it was free. just put new tires and tube on it. I'm just gonna use it as a casual road bike till I can drop a little weight so the 10 speed doesn't have such a load to carry!
    Sounds to me like you did great then! It'll serve you well for that. ( I just can't say you got a bike worth $500 for free is all )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Rockhopper...even at a level up with the 'Comp' designation, it's a $50 bike. Maybe $150 if it was in really clean original shape.
    It's an ok bike and fantastic for campus duty, grocery getting or bar hopping. Banging around the neighborhood with the kids.
    It's got zero collector value however and there's little point in using it for actual mountain bike rides.
    or

    "there's little point in using it for actual mountain bike rides"
    Say what ? Not even for fun ? Wow,what a sad summation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hud56 View Post
    or

    "there's little point in using it for actual mountain bike rides"
    Say what ? Not even for fun ? Wow,what a sad summation.
    yeah!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hud56 View Post
    or

    "there's little point in using it for actual mountain bike rides"
    Say what ? Not even for fun ? Wow,what a sad summation.
    We probably have different definitions for a mountain bike ride then. If he gets out and hammers the bike on the local big boy trail, he could get hurt.
    Dirt path riding sure.

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    yeah!
    Hey, none of that from you lady!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    We probably have different definitions for a mountain bike ride then. If he gets out and hammers the bike on the local big boy trail, he could get hurt.
    Dirt path riding sure.
    Trails have changed, just like bikes. The Rockhopper would make a fine light duty not-on-road bike, or commuter. With some creative parts swaps they make pretty good budget touring bikes. But yeah, the sport has gotten a lot more "extreme" since that bike was a "mountain bike".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    Trails have changed, just like bikes....the sport has gotten a lot more "extreme" since that bike was a "mountain bike".
    Off topic but in some ways, we have the opposite problem. A lot of the older trails were hand cut were narrow and twisty and a lot of the new trails are machine cut and built to pussified IMBA standards. Yes, they are more sustainable and take less work but 1/4 the fun of the old stuff. We are facing that locally with the best trail in the area.

    Due to extreme politics on the part of a city, a super dedicated trail crew walked away from the trail. No one could blame them. The city is going to cut a new machine trail and only the lesser riders are ok with it. The new trail boss said, "It will be similar to so-and-so trail." That trail is ok but sort of boring and nothing like our current trail which will be going away no later than next spring.

    I know what you're saying Jak in terms of all mountain and downhill, but many land managers are being sold on the IMBA trails which don't have the personality of the older trails.

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    Good morning'ish all, just curious if any of the many vintage WTB buffs out there could chime in on the authenticity of these WTB speed master brakes? Real or remake, btw they're listed from china....dig it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    Good morning'ish all, just curious if any of the many vintage WTB buffs out there could chime in on the authenticity of these WTB speed master brakes? Real or remake, btw they're listed from china....dig it
    Those are later model Chinese made Speedmaster Cantilevers. They will crack. Not might crack...will crack. I wouldn't pay anything for a set.
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    Eric, thanks for that drop of knowledge, as they say the more you know....in any case, I'm actually still on the hunt for the gravity research rim crusher brake (1 set), but they're elusive, FFB didn't have any contact info for the maker, but must be patient as I'm sure you well know. Thanks again!

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    And we all, at least those of us in a certain age bracket, use to and still do ride some very gnarly stuff on bikes just like the one in question. Performance wise it's 90% of a mid range Ritchey of the same era.
    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Off topic but in some ways, we have the opposite problem. A lot of the older trails were hand cut were narrow and twisty and a lot of the new trails are machine cut and built to pussified IMBA standards. Yes, they are more sustainable and take less work but 1/4 the fun of the old stuff. We are facing that locally with the best trail in the area.

    Due to extreme politics on the part of a city, a super dedicated trail crew walked away from the trail. No one could blame them. The city is going to cut a new machine trail and only the lesser riders are ok with it. The new trail boss said, "It will be similar to so-and-so trail." That trail is ok but sort of boring and nothing like our current trail which will be going away no later than next spring.

    I know what you're saying Jak in terms of all mountain and downhill, but many land managers are being sold on the IMBA trails which don't have the personality of the older trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaiguy View Post
    Is this old Marin worth anything?
    Not really.
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    I've got a late 90's Kestrel CS-X carbon fiber mountain bike. I know it's on the rare side but I still ride it a lot. I was recently told by a old school bike shop owner that it should be in a museum somewhere because it's really rare and worth a lot. Is it really that rare and what's it worth roughly? Thanks! Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-fullsizerender.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-kestrel-cs-x-1.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-kestrel-cs-x-2.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-kestrel-cs-x-3.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-kestrel-cs-x-4.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwstunts View Post
    I've got a late 90's Kestrel CS-X carbon fiber mountain bike. I know it's on the rare side but I still ride it a lot. I was recently told by a old school bike shop owner that it should be in a museum somewhere because it's really rare and worth a lot. Is it really that rare and what's it worth roughly? Thanks!
    Cool bike and awesome to see you're still riding it. Keep riding it, especially if you love it. I hate to say it, but it's not really all that rare and it's not worth a lot. Definitely more unique and rare than say...a Trek or a Specialized, but they come down the line on a semi-regular basis.

    Here's one in CenCal for $325 bucks: Kestrel CSX Carbon Hard Tail

    Should be worth between $300 and $500 depending on build and condition.
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    I have a draw shock for a Yeti DH8 that came off a factory Yeti race bike from back in the dayz. Dont know who the manufacture really is, supposedly it was made by Fox with Rock Shox stickers added on. We all know where rumors can lead, sometimes positive sometimes negative. Will post some pics when I get a chance. Basically looking to sell but curious about what people feel the shocks selling price might be.
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    Ringle Slamma Jamma

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    I am looking for some input onOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-bar-stem.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-fork.jpg values for the following items I have. First is a 1994 Bontrager fork. What I can tell is that it is the only year Bontrager offered a suspension corrected blade fork with the Mag-21 crown. The legs are 405mm and not the shorter switchblade ones.

    Second is a Bontrager 1" quill stem/fixed Hyperlite bar combo and original Bontrager grips. Both came off the same Bontrager Racelite OR bike. Any suggestions on values would be greatly appreciated

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    Admin, I botched. I thought I posted this in the WIW thread. Can you move it to the right thread for me??? Sorry.

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    Hi i have a Gt Lightning for sale which ive owned from new, im unsure of value and was thinking of either selling as a complete bike or frame only, if anyone has any idea what its worth it would be much appreciated as I want to sell to buy a full suspension bike thanks.
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    Hard to say. The Xizangs tend get a lot more since they were US made and the lightenings were made in taiwan, and there's apparently some merit to identical bikes with the same tubing being made in different countries, even though the US ones don't look near as nice with their polished tubing.

    If you find the right buyer, you might be able to get $600 - $800 for the complete bike. And again, this is a guess, I could be way off, I just don't think there's a huge market for these specific Ti bikes. It looks like it's in fantastic condition and is probably a very ridable bike. But overall, I'd say the demand for older 26" hard tails is about as low as ever. It would almost certainly be worth more parted out. For most of us light riders, the wheels, brakes, and crank are way overkill, which doesn't help the value. You might just jump on ebay and look up past sold listing to see what the components on it are going for. I'd probably put the frame alone up for $350 or so. You could try throwing the frame up there for $500 or so and see if you get any bites. The wheels are definitely worth something to rim brake riders wanting something beefy with good hubs.
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    No idea on the value, but oh man! What gorgeous bike. Good luck with the sale.

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    Stunning bike. I may be a curmudgeon, but I think the naysayers of 26ers are wrong. There are still WAY more 26" bikes in the world than anything else, and while market demand for older high end bikes may not be there, people are still buying and riding 26" wheel bikes.

    This one is beautiful, and my rough educated guess would put this close to the $800-$1000 mark, but I'm partial and biased.

    The wheelset is almost identical to what I am trying to assemble for my own Xizang, too. Nicely done.
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    What would you say this Tamarac is worth? Handmade in US 26er hardtail w/ Suntour XC

    I am trying to sell this Tamarac hardtail with Suntour XC Pro and am not not quite sure what to ask for. All I know is that it was made in California by a small operation somewhere mid 80's. Anyone have anymore information on it or want to hazard a guess as to its value? Thanks!

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    More like early 90's and I think Ken Beach had a hand in that if the sticker on the seat tube is any indication. He and RC were both on the e-stay thing back then. Probably not worth much to the vintage vultures unless to some eu e-stay freak but would make some one a good daily driver. The hammered finish is the same as what was stock on Titan, made in OR., frames that were also e-stay.
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    maybe this has all the answers...
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    100 bucks or less. not more.

    doesn't mean you have to accept it

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    Is this a good deal?

    I ran into a 1994 carbon trek 5200 oclv for $200, in my size frame. It has the shimano 600 groupset. It was in very good condition. Is this a good price? Should I offer $150?


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    Quote Originally Posted by traditiionalist View Post
    I ran into a 1994 carbon trek 5200 oclv for $200, in my size frame. It has the shimano 600 groupset. It was in very good condition. Is this a good price? Should I offer $150?
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    Well, it's a road bike and a Trek...so meh.

    But $200 is pretty cheap for a bike with a 600 group set in very good condition and in your size. If you can talk the guy down to $150 even better.

    Sounds like a fair price to me pending no frame damage.
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    Hello all! New member here. I am helping my Dad sell his Ala Carte he bought new in, I want to say '92, from the Bicycle Trip in Santa Cruz (the Rick Hunter/Mike Ferrentino/Ben Capron dayz). Some folks have asked for serial number. Should be on the BB correct? I am not finding one there! I know the bike is legit (I was 15 and was there when he bought it, still have the Sales tag!), just strange not to find it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 831Nagrom View Post
    Hello all! New member here. I am helping my Dad sell his Ala Carte he bought new in, I want to say '92, from the Bicycle Trip in Santa Cruz (the Rick Hunter/Mike Ferrentino/Ben Capron dayz). Some folks have asked for serial number. Should be on the BB correct? I am not finding one there! I know the bike is legit (I was 15 and was there when he bought it, still have the Sales tag!), just strange not to find it there.
    A better place for this question is probably in the 'What's It Worth' thread. At any rate, the serial number will absolutely be under the BB shell and should start with "SM" for Salsa Mountain or Moto (depending on who you ask). Bicycle Trip was (is) a cool shop. Is the bike still local? Any pics?


    Edit: NM, I found it. Looks like the flat bar twin of mine. Details suggest (late)91 or 92. I'd guess the serial number is between SM7xx and SM9xx.
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    @rumpfy Thank you for the reply, and my apologies for posing my question in the wrong thread. Your confirmation is appreciated. Yes, the bike is local (I live in Hollister).

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    Thank god it's too small. An 18"-46mm I'll assume.
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    Hmm, wheels are turning, very nice and I like the Bicycle Trip connection one of my favorites when I was at UC Santa Cruz BITD, that bike was/is a dream for me. We'll see. Cheers

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    I'm trying to work out with the seller a fair price to buy a rear Phil Wood cassette hub. Ebay sold/completed listings are all over the place, as many are wheelsets with fancy rims, etc.

    What does the hive mind think a fair price is for a single rear Phil cassette hub? (bearings are 8/10, cosmetics are good, 36x, 135mm, random Mavic rim)
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    $150??

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    Another data point. I paid $200 plus shipping for a full wheel set with Mavic TK rims. 8-9 quality condition.
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    Sounds messy.




    Seriously though....nice Salsa and it is my size....hmmmm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    sounds messy.
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    haha! can you imagine hollisters mind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    get him out of my head!!!

    Long gone, my size too, I was second first looser. So be the Bay Area, may all these greats bikes find a great nice comfy garage and it wall

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    Sorry meaning may they be nice wall art or ride once a year rides.

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    So it's obviously not an mtb, but I am curious to ask you guys what this thing may be worth since it's a cool old schwinn. It's a girl's bike, needs some work and cleaning. All original, the good year tires are cracking though and the saddle is missing a small piece on the underside that held the nose to rails. Someone at work knows I like bikes so he wanted this out of his garage and said he would split the sale with me. My wife is having a garage sale this weekend. Honestly, I think I'll keep it for a bit and clean it up at the least before letting someone else have it. Any info given or site referral for more info would be great!
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbhammercycle View Post

    So it's obviously not an mtb, but I am curious to ask you guys what this thing may be worth since it's a cool old schwinn. It's a girl's bike, needs some work and cleaning. All original, the good year tires are cracking though and the saddle is missing a small piece on the underside that held the nose to rails. Someone at work knows I like bikes so he wanted this out of his garage and said he would split the sale with me. My wife is having a garage sale this weekend. Honestly, I think I'll keep it for a bit and clean it up at the least before letting someone else have it. Any info given or site referral for more info would be great!
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    The tires stay. The idea is to clean it up and bring it back to ride-ability, but it's a collector and wouldn't see daily use. Thanks for the link!
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Early 90's Lugged Bridgestone MB- 3 Value

    Any idea what an early 90's MB3 would be worth? No rust. I think it's all original, but it's missing the seat. Its the smallest size they made. Check out the photos:

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfront View Post
    Any idea what an early 90's MB3 would be worth? No rust. I think it's all original, but it's missing the seat. Its the smallest size they made. Check out the photos:

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    That does look pretty clean. Even sporting the original tires still. Seems silly, but even adding a saddle will help you sell it better. People like complete/"turn key". Get on and go. If you can find something from your local bike co-op or re-cyclery, that would be an inexpensive and easy thing to add.
    As for value, it's a bit further down the food chain (behind the 2, 1, and Zip), so it doesn't have a huge value.
    Given the clean condition and overall originality, I'd say the $200 range.

    It's a 1991 btw.
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    Thanks, Eric! Good to know!

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    Just picked up this monster fat from the original owner for my wife. Don't really know much about this bike, but paid $200 for it. Original owner said she had it built with XTR, but wore it out quickly and had full deore XT to replace the XTR. The bike was definitely a rider and has seen many miles, but given it's good quality steel and XT drive train I think it still has plenty of life left in it.

    Anyways, I was thinking about getting it repainted and new decals, but not sure if that is a smart move. Considering I paid $200 would it be worth it to repaint?

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    Thats a really good buy, especially at $200- there are many of us on here that dream of finding that kind of deal. Dont repaint it unless you get it painted exactly as it was. Thats a pretty desiresble ride.


    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    Just picked up this monster fat from the original owner for my wife. Don't really know much about this bike, but paid $200 for it. Original owner said she had it built with XTR, but wore it out quickly and had full deore XT to replace the XTR. The bike was definitely a rider and has seen many miles, but given it's good quality steel and XT drive train I think it still has plenty of life left in it.

    Anyways, I was thinking about getting it repainted and new decals, but not sure if that is a smart move. Considering I paid $200 would it be worth it to repaint?

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    I would not paint the Monster but I might be tempted to re-decal

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    Ya, I will put new decals on it either way. Hard to tell on these pics, but the paint is pretty bad in spots, especially the rear triangle. It is scratched down to the metal. Not too worried about rust living up here in Tahoe, but think my wife will be more inclined to ride it if I get get it looking real good. She is not much of a rider, but with a 2 year old and a 3 year old who is smashing the forrest trails on his scoot, it's only a matter of time before she will need a bike to keep up with them.

    She will like the bike more if it doesn't look all beat up, but if she's not into it and I need to resell, I would like to atleast get my money back. So do you think I could get back the $200, plus the $50 for decals and whatever it costs to paint if she doesn't dig it? I would probably repaint it the same pepto pink.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    Thats a really good buy, especially at $200- there are many of us on here that dream of finding that kind of deal. Dont repaint it unless you get it painted exactly as it was. Thats a pretty desiresble ride.
    Hey phattruth, thanks! I didn't see your post before I replied. Like I said, if I repaint it, I will keep the same pepto color. The paint is pretty scratched in places, but I also know some like the original paint, even if scratched.
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    That bike is pretty uncommon and its highly desired by collectors. There is a lot of value in its originality and having some of the original parts helps too. I would urge you not to paint or decal it without getting a vintage collector to take a closer look. A repaint could dramatically impact the value. If you do decide to sell it, im sure it could be easily done in the condition its currently in for a bit more than you paid.

    Quote Originally Posted by singletrackmack View Post
    Hey phattruth, thanks! I didn't see your post before I replied. Like I said, if I repaint it, I will keep the same pepto color. The paint is pretty scratched in places, but I also know some like the original paint, even if scratched.
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    Cool bike. I had the same. The color was called raspberry. What size is it?
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