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    Raspberry, huh? I was hoping it actually was called pepto pink, you know, cause it's a sick bike and all

    Its a 14". the owner is 5'1" and so is my wife, so the fit should work out, i hope. My biggest concern is the fork. Compression works perfect but the fork does not rebound all the way on its own. i think it is an air fork, maybe uses a basket ball needle to pump up, not sure. I haven't had time to investigate yet' but i hope i can get it working because it is a 1" head tube.
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    Rock Shox Mag 20 or 21. It uses the basket ball pump, but Rockshox made a pump for them with a pressure gage. Getting really hard to find rebuild kits if you need one. They come up once in a great while on ebay. If you can't get a rebuild kit, you can always convert it to a rigid fork or try to find a SID fork.

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    Raspberry, huh? I was hoping it actually was called pepto pink, you know, cause it's a sick bike and all

    Its a 14". the owner is 5'1" and so is my wife, so the fit should work out, i hope. My biggest concern is the fork. Compression works perfect but the fork does not rebound all the way on its own. i think it is an air fork, maybe uses a basket ball needle to pump up, not sure. I haven't had time to investigate yet' but i hope i can get it working because it is a 1" head tube.
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    I agree, that cycle is sick.
    I don't know why,... it's just MUSS easier to pedal than the other ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phattruth View Post
    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.
    I wouldn't say it is highly desired by collectors. Monster Fat was the budget model.

    I do very much agree with regards to repaint and re-decal. There's a chance the bike will lose value if it's repainted, not to mention he'll it could go from a money maker to a money loser when/if the time comes to sell it. A good cleaning/polish and a proper rebuild and that bike will be better than 90% of the other wife bikes out there.
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    Much respect Rumpfy. You're correct. Let me clarify...While the Monster Fat certainly is a low end model, having a Fat Chance Stem makes it pretty desirable.

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    I wouldn't say it is highly desired by collectors. Monster Fat was the budget model.

    I do very much agree with regards to repaint and re-decal. There's a chance the bike will lose value if it's repainted, not to mention he'll it could go from a money maker to a money loser when/if the time comes to sell it. A good cleaning/polish and a proper rebuild and that bike will be better than 90% of the other wife bikes out there.
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    I'm going to possibly make an offer on a local find but I'm really not sure what it's worth, or the year even. It's an old steel framed rigid stumpjumper and the current owner thinks it's a '91 but isn't sure. Is $200 too much to offer?

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    $200 - $250 would definitely be reasonable, probably all day long in that condition. I'll bet it could easily sell for more than that based on the color and the described condition. It might be worth quite a bit more if all the components are stock and if this is a factory painted color because I don't think it's a common one.

    I'm not an expert on these but 91 looks about right. Also, as far as I know they never used heat treated tubing, not that it matters a ton, just pointing it out. Tange Prestige was definitely used on stumpys but not Tange Prestige HT as far as I know. Still a very good steel though. Someone who knows these better can probably confirm or refute all of this for you. In any case I think $200 would be a steal especially if you're going to ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    $200 - $250 would definitely be reasonable, probably all day long in that condition. I'll bet it could easily sell for more than that based on the color and the described condition. It might be worth quite a bit more if all the components are stock and if this is a factory painted color because I don't think it's a common one.

    I'm not an expert on these but 91 looks about right. Also, as far as I know they never used heat treated tubing, not that it matters a ton, just pointing it out. Tange Prestige was definitely used on stumpys but not Tange Prestige HT as far as I know. Still a very good steel though. Someone who knows these better can probably confirm or refute all of this for you. In any case I think $200 would be a steal especially if you're going to ride it.
    It sounds like it's mine for $250 tomorrow once we work out time and meet up location. He's about 60 miles away but I want it and will probably get too antsy tomorrow and just drive all the way to his place!

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    Are these old Shimano Biopace crank/rings worth anything? They'll be coming off my 89 Stumpjumper eventually and I may sell them. Pretty cool vintage oval rings either way!

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    I'll bet there are an uncountable number of those sitting in parts bins world wide. Biopace was not well received.
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    Are these old Shimano Biopace crank/rings worth anything? They'll be coming off my 89 Stumpjumper eventually and I may sell them. Pretty cool vintage oval rings either way!

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    Rings and crank, maybe $30-40 on eBay? Me personally, I like them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    I'll bet there are an uncountable number of those sitting in parts bins world wide. Biopace was not well received.
    I had no idea they were oval when I picked the bike up last week until I looked down while riding it the other day. I read up on them a little and can't imagine why they weren't well liked other than maybe being harder/more expensive to replace rings when needed. I thought maybe I was sitting on one of those gems where the part is worth more than the whole bike!

    Either way the bike will have new wheels tomorrow and eventually a new modern xt 10 speed drive and brakes so I'm not sure what I'll do with the original components quite yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wissahickon View Post
    Rings and crank, maybe $30-40 on eBay? Me personally, I like them!
    Likewise. I don't see any downside to them, but there is theoretically an upside to oval rings considering they're still made and bought today (wolftooth for example), and normally more expensive than normal rings. Too advanced for the era maybe? Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    Likewise. I don't see any downside to them, but there is theoretically an upside to oval rings considering they're still made and bought today (wolftooth for example), and normally more expensive than normal rings. Too advanced for the era maybe? Who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
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    Kids Brodie Bike

    Can anyone tell me what this Brodie boys bike is worth? It's a 20" tire, picture below. It's advertised for $95 CAD. Is this a good deal? Thanks!!

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    Anyone know much about old Hed Jet CX/road/racing wheels? I'm picking up a pair tomorrow, for what I think is very cheap (not hot or trashed, I know the seller well) but I'd like a second or third opinion. They're pretty old wheels but I'm not sure an exact year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian W View Post
    Can anyone tell me what this Brodie boys bike is worth? It's a 20" tire, picture below. It's advertised for $95 CAD. Is this a good deal? Thanks!!

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    It's at the very high end of what I'd ever consider paying for a used bike like this. This bike is probably 12 years old, typical 6 or 7 speed drivetrain, unusable fork, and heavy as all get out. $50USD is probably more reasonable, but even at that, I don't think anyone is going to be lining up to get it...
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    How about a used specialized shark fin disc brake adapter? What's the going rate?

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    Is this worth the $30? I know it's a lower end model and wasn't made long but heck, $30 for a vintage Scott can't be bad can it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    Is this worth the $30? I know it's a lower end model and wasn't made long but heck, $30 for a vintage Scott can't be bad can it?

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    thanks for posting. ill be sure to go and buy it. but ya seems like a decent deal.

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    its only got one grip I'd grind ha ha at that price the hot flag goes up hope not

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    What's a good price for a super clean 1989 Shimano DX MT60/61/62 groupset? Crank with Biopace rings, HG cassette, 3x7 SIS shifters, Deore canti brakes with 4 finger levers, front & rear derailuers and matching pedals.

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    If you were to buy all those individually you'd be up around the $200-250 mark depending on whether listings went nuts on the day.

    In a job lot depending on condition and whether the listing went nuts on the day, probably $150.

    That stuff is clean and serviceable but I dunno if I'd go so far as to say "super clean". Maybe I just need more comprehensive and detailed photos.

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    I'd think on the lower end of Grumpy's estimate. Most of it, isn't really highly desired. The cassette is an HG90 which was the high end of their lineup at the time. It looks pretty clean and is probably the most valuable part there as it would go with an XT groupset.

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    Sell it piecemeal on Ebay and you will get the $250 Grumps quoted

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    The cassette looks clean but the rest aren't "super clean" in my opinion. I would think you'd get $150-200 for all of that. Those rings don't go for much and the arms have a fair bit of wear to it. You could do a $250 obo on ebay and see if you get any nibbles. Some people will pay more for the convenience of not having to big on 5-6 separate transactions and pay shipping for each of them.

    I don't think you'd get $250 for them separately unless it's a good day on ebay for you....

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    Thanks for the quick replies guys. I listed the lot at $175 delivered but switched it to $115 delivered this morning. I really don't have much use for it so if I can get the crankset I want with the money I'd be plenty happy.

    Looks like I'd probably be best off selling the components separately though. I have a full '93 LX group I'll probably part out later too.

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    And as far as being super nice, that's what if call it considering its almost 30 years old but I don't deal with selling vintage parts really so maybe my description was off

    It's definitely a very clean and complete group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    I'd think on the lower end of Grumpy's estimate. Most of it, isn't really highly desired. The cassette is an HG90 which was the high end of their lineup at the time. It looks pretty clean and is probably the most valuable part there as it would go with an XT groupset.
    How can you tell what model the cassette is? I couldn't find a model # on it anywhere other than "Hyperglide" and I know there are various levels of HG

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    And as far as being super nice, that's what if call it considering its almost 30 years old but I don't deal with selling vintage parts really so maybe my description was off

    It's definitely a very clean and complete group.

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    And you have a bunch of people that do sell thousands of dollars of vintage bike parts a year tell you it's not very clean.

    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    Thanks for the quick replies guys. I listed the lot at $175 delivered but switched it to $115 delivered this morning. I really don't have much use for it so if I can get the crankset I want with the money I'd be plenty happy.

    Looks like I'd probably be best off selling the components separately though. I have a full '93 LX group I'll probably part out later too.

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    cool. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    And you have a bunch of people that do sell thousands of dollars of vintage bike parts a year tell you it's not very clean.



    cool. good luck.
    I wasn't arguing with anyone about its condition but thanks for your attitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    And you have a bunch of people that do sell thousands of dollars of vintage bike parts a year tell you it's not very clean.



    cool. good luck.
    What's your problem anyway, did I say something that was wrong? I asked for opinions and received them, never disputed anything, but you act like a dick. What's the deal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    I wasn't arguing with anyone about its condition but thanks for your attitude.

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    sure, no problem!

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    You've come into an established forum that is inhabited by some of the most knowledgeable minds in the VRC MTB game. Take what information these people CHOOSE to share with you as a gift.
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    What's your problem anyway, did I say something that was wrong? I asked for opinions and received them, never disputed anything, but you act like a dick. What's the deal?

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    Dubya, you're really out of line calling GOB a dick. She is one of the more respected members here and definitely not a "dick".

    Look, the parts might be 30 years old or 130 years old, it doesn't matter. They are not super nice or clean or rare. With the exception of the cassette, the parts look like they have plenty of use. They're not bad parts but the consensus here is that they're used parts in decent and usable condition and GOB was pointing that out.

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    GoBlett is acting like a dick???
    What is the world coming too?
    BTW that's name calling which is a punishable offense around here.

    Hmmmm... A lot of the people themselves are VRC around here too.
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    GoBlett is acting like a dick???
    What is the world coming too?
    BTW that's name calling which is a punishable offense around here.

    Hmmmm... A lot of the people themselves are VRC around here too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinguwin View Post
    Dubya, you're really out of line calling GOB a dick. She is one of the more respected members here and definitely not a "dick".

    Look, the parts might be 30 years old or 130 years old, it doesn't matter. They are not super nice or clean or rare. With the exception of the cassette, the parts look like they have plenty of use. They're not bad parts but the consensus here is that they're used parts in decent and usable condition and GOB was pointing that out.
    You all are missing a point here. I never called my group rare or valuable or anything remotely close to that! I simply said I have a SUPER CLEAN (which it is, do you see much grime and crap on the cassette, crankset ect?) and for being on a near 30 year old stumpjumper, it is in very good condition. I don't think I ever called it NOS, Mint, Like New or anything close to that, nor did I argue any opinions on the group until you know who decided to give an unwarranted attitude.

    Must be the "high post count" syndrome that some people tend to get on a forum and let's them feel enabled to speak down to "noobs".

    I asked for a value and received it. I didn't ask for some "highly respected member" to argue about the condition after she saw photos taken from a cell phone in crappy lighting, resized and then uploaded. This isn't even a sale ad. GROW UP!

    A simple value could have done just fine but it never fails that there's a forum bully lurking just waiting to prove the value of their high post counts

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    non bike geek meaning of SUPER CLEAN = just that no dirt
    bike geek meaning of SUPER CLEAN = superior condition

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    Sell it piecemeal on Ebay and you will get the $250 Grumps quoted
    Hmmm, not a bad guess then. Given I'm Australian and I started with the price you'd pay here, factor in an exchange rate, plus the greater supply of such parts in the US compared to here, a dash of eBay madness, plus a fudge factor to allow for a full moon and voila, that's my pricing estimate right there!

    It's a convoluted system but goddamn it works.

    Dubya, sorry mate, wasn't trying to start something about the definition of clean/super clean etc! Hell, I just pulled the heads off a motor, if the piston crowns were as clean as those parts I'd be happy. But they weren't. So I'm not. But I digress.

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    Grumpy, you didn't start anything, and I didn't meant to. Your response was well taken and was a respectful way of letting me know that maybe "super clean" wasn't the best description.

    I didn't mean to offend anyone and I certainly don't want to. I'm not really a vintage collector but I do enjoy vintage bikes. 30 year old parts that aren't trashed are "clean" to me, "clean" to the vintage crowd obviously means something different. We're on a forum and it's difficult to interpret someone's demeanor in text only.

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    How about this group, I picked up an old Fisher today and it had a 90/91 Suntour xc pro build. The front derailuer is a Shimano m651 (I think) direct mount, that I've never seen.

    What's the Suntour group worth? It'd complete other than the front mech and has the correct hubs laced to Ritchey rims.

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    Forgot the Fisher FastTrax tires too

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    Now this is super clean.
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    I built this up for my wife, she got pregnant, just started riding again last year, and I bought here a new bike. I believe this is a 2003 and XS. Probably has 50 miles of pavement and 15 off road since brand new (fork was not new when built though).
    My daughter rode it a little last summer but it will be too small for her next summer.
    What should I do with this? Is it worth anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWRyder View Post
    I built this up for my wife, she got pregnant, just started riding again last year, and I bought here a new bike. I believe this is a 2003 and XS. Probably has 50 miles of pavement and 15 off road since brand new (fork was not new when built though).
    My daughter rode it a little last summer but it will be too small for her next summer.
    What should I do with this? Is it worth anything?
    A tad too new for this audience, believe it or not, but yes it is worth something. That King headset for one would be coveted by many. For maximum $$$ part it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NWRyder View Post
    I built this up for my wife, she got pregnant, just started riding again last year, and I bought here a new bike. I believe this is a 2003 and XS. Probably has 50 miles of pavement and 15 off road since brand new (fork was not new when built though).
    My daughter rode it a little last summer but it will be too small for her next summer.
    What should I do with this? Is it worth anything?

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    I would sell it complete unless there's parts off of it you would like to keep.

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    Help pricing a Fat Chance Wicked frame

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    I have this Fat Chance Wicked frame from 89? I wanted to build it up and now realize I'm in over my head. I'm thinking about selling it and need to know an accurate/fair price. Any help would be great!
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    I'd say $500 if you sell the frame, fork bars and saddle individually, $400 as it sits and $300 if you want to give someone a good deal. Definitely more than you paid for it.

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    Hello all,
    I'm new here so hopefully I'm posting in correct area.

    I have this Fat Chance Wicked frame from 89? I wanted to build it up and now realize I'm in over my head. I'm thinking about selling it and need to know an accurate/fair price. Any help would be great!
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    There you go bp101, you might soon find out. Those switchblades are nice, 1-inch threaded, right? If those don't sell I'll make an offer. Cheers and hope the sale works out for ya.

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    I need a little help pricing this 1995 base stumpjumper (steel frame).

    It's almost completely original, used but in decent condition.

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    I typically see the mid 90's ones go for $150 - $300 depending on the bike. I have seen some sell for closer to $700 so I'm assuming there's some rarity to certain models or components on some of these but I don't keep up enough with specialized to know the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    I typically see the mid 90's ones go for $150 - $300 depending on the bike. I have seen some sell for closer to $700 so I'm assuming there's some rarity to certain models or components on some of these but I don't keep up enough with specialized to know the difference.
    I was thinking of buying it locally but it's a base model and the seller thinks it's worth its weight in gold. I've bought 3 Stumpjumpers of that vintage, two as nice or nicer, for under $200 each. He didn't seem to believe me which partially why I asked the pros here.

    I ended up buying this 92 Stumpjumper SWorks instead

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    Much nicer in my opinion

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    Nice seatpost on that S-Works!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chefmiguel View Post
    Much nicer in my opinion
    Agreed. I had offers declined on a mint 01 Stumpjumper Pro and on that 92 base stumpjumper but I'm glad now. I modernize most of my vintage Stumpys with v brakes a 1x drivetrains but have been waiting for just the right one to build as original, or at least high end period correct and this sworks fits the bill

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    That Moose bar has to go though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    That Moose bar has to go though.
    I only bought frame, fork, headset and bb.

    I kind of regret that I just sold that full xc pro group inc ritchey laced hubs last week now as that would have been perfect on this frame, same year too.

    Is XTR M900 a tough group to collect? That's what I'll probably use for the build now but will go with period correct xt bits if it proves too expensive or difficult to find m900

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp101 View Post
    Hello all,
    I'm new here so hopefully I'm posting in correct area.

    I have this Fat Chance Wicked frame from 89? I wanted to build it up and now realize I'm in over my head. I'm thinking about selling it and need to know an accurate/fair price. Any help would be great!
    I saw this when it was on CL, just a tad too far to drive on a work day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dubya3 View Post
    I only bought frame, fork, headset and bb.

    I kind of regret that I just sold that full xc pro group inc ritchey laced hubs last week now as that would have been perfect on this frame, same year too.

    Is XTR M900 a tough group to collect? That's what I'll probably use for the build now but will go with period correct xt bits if it proves too expensive or difficult to find m900

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    It's not incredibly hard to find but most of the components are incredibly expensive for NOS or ones very good condition. The 8sp ti cassettes, for one, can fetch a crazy price, like $300+. Most of the components if NOS are going to be much more than current XTR, but you can typically find lightly used at a reasonable price. There's a ton on ebay, if you filter the sold listings, you should be able to get a good idea of the market value for most components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    It's not incredibly hard to find but most of the components are incredibly expensive for NOS or ones very good condition. The 8sp ti cassettes, for one, can fetch a crazy price, like $300+. Most of the components if NOS are going to be much more than current XTR, but you can typically find lightly used at a reasonable price. There's a ton on ebay, if you filter the sold listings, you should be able to get a good idea of the market value for most components.
    Good info. I'm not necessarily after NOS but the cleaner the better. The frame looks to be in great condition but it's really hard to tell in pics, I'll try to match the use of the frame to the group.

    I typically build my VRC bikes with modern 1x components but this is just the type of frame I've been waiting for to do a period correct build. I was hunting for a Yo Eddy or Wicked but the prices are insane...At the cost of a vintage Yo I'm almost better off buying a brand new 2.0 Yo Eddy frame

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    Any value in an early 90's Heckler (Rock Shox dual crown, elastomer fork model) in excellent condition? Realize it could be worthless although still rides well, but don't keep up with what's hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fos'l View Post
    Any value in an early 90's Heckler (Rock Shox dual crown, elastomer fork model) in excellent condition? Realize it could be worthless although still rides well, but don't keep up with what's hot.
    You'd have a chance with the 'vintage dh' crowd if it was a really early Tazmon I think, but I don't see there being any kind of market for a Heckler.
    Limbo bike. Too new to be vintage or collectable, too old to be relevant.

    Not worthless, but you might not see more than a couple hundred bucks for it.
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    R, thanks that's what I figured, but never hurts to ask.

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    Anyone got a sense for how much an 1991 well used MB5 should fetch? I am guessing $100 +/-.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akadoublej View Post
    Anyone got a sense for how much an 1991 well used MB5 should fetch? I am guessing $100 +/-.
    I think your guess is pretty solid. Depends on how well you can clean it up and get it running. Good photos will help too.
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    Glad I found this forum and this thread... I have what I think is a 1990 Bianchi Team Grizzly with Marzocchi shocks. Debating whether I restore it or part with it. Looking for an idea of what it may be worth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowGuyOnABike View Post
    Glad I found this forum and this thread... I have what I think is a 1990 Bianchi Team Grizzly with Marzocchi shocks. Debating whether I restore it or part with it. Looking for an idea of what it may be worth...

    I may not be the best person to respond as I never really cared for that particular Bianchi. That said it looks to be mostly original, what is left that is, but in kind of rough shape so I would guess $100 in its current state.

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    1993 #50 nov Foes Racing LTS18

    I have acquired this bike but being a bmx guy I don't know much about it or it's worth. Rock shox julie DH 11/4, cooks brothers cranks dog bone, shimano XTR derailers brakes hubs not sure of rims metro duro tires fox 5 is on the bike but I also have the fox 4. I'm new here and have not figured out how to post pics.
    Everything is excellent. Bike was wrapped and stored, Till I found it .

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    Picture foes LTS

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    I'll give you a dollar!

    Not sure on Foes stuff, too new for this board really, (odd as that seems).

    There'll be someone wandering through with a better idea, but if it's basically new, figure somewhere north of $500 to $1000 likely based more on parting out than whole bike.

    Used, good condition, likely less.
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    Thanks for your input, I'm not sure what is meant by to New for this board, it's 24 years old, low number built that year, I believe first year built and awesome!DH along with most of its time correct parts including tires. I only had to replace the bars and stem also the rear cassette and seat and post and a couple odds and ends because well they had to be lol .
    Thanks for letting me post and your input, my apologies. 😊😉

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    Yep, seems old enough.

    But this board really focuses more on 80's to early 90's, and generally not suspension bikes. Think Ritchey, Salsa, Fat Chance, etc.

    Not saying take your ball and go, just saying, most folks here, that isn't their bag is all....
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    OK, I bought this IRD Ti fork (expedition I think) recently thinking it might work for a build I'm doing, I was, as is often the case wrong. I would keep it, but I honestly don't have any plans to build another VRC anytime soon. It's in good shape, doesn't have the IRD decals on the blades, the I" threaded steerer is a bit short (5.5"), but that can be extended. What are these generally going for? I'd like to recoup my money and put towards a custom built fork. Any insights would be helpful. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    OK, I bought this IRD Ti fork (expedition I think) recently thinking it might work for a build I'm doing, I was, as is often the case wrong. I would keep it, but I honestly don't have any plans to build another VRC anytime soon. It's in good shape, doesn't have the IRD decals on the blades, the I" threaded steerer is a bit short (5.5"), but that can be extended. What are these generally going for? I'd like to recoup my money and put towards a custom built fork. Any insights would be helpful. Cheers
    You want to know how much more it is worth than what you paid? You're pretty sure you paid below market value?

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    Jumps are especially helpful.
    I don't have anything like that, but I did use it in my last triathlon. I'll see if I can find that footage.

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    What brand seat QR

    OK, there's no "what brand is this XX" thread, so this is as close as I could find. I know I've seen these before, I did a futile google search, so here I am. Swapped this off my sister's Lobster onto my lobster, she liked my purple Ringle anyway, but I find them poor performing. In either case anyone name that brand? Dig it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    OK, there's no "what brand is this XX" thread, so this is as close as I could find. I know I've seen these before, I did a futile google search, so here I am. Swapped this off my sister's Lobster onto my lobster, she liked my purple Ringle anyway, but I find them poor performing. In either case anyone name that brand? Dig it

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    american classic, I had a set on my mantis back in the day. They should have snap ring for retention.
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    Thanks RC, hmm so it's missing a piece? Seems to work fine without it and I'm not likely to find the snap ring, or are they not too rare? Thanks again and cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    Thanks RC, hmm so it's missing a piece?
    there should be a little e-clip on the underside of the lever end. pretty sure it can be seen in the first pic
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    What Hollister said, pretty sure I see it too...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Claus View Post
    Thanks RC, hmm so it's missing a piece? Seems to work fine without it and I'm not likely to find the snap ring, or are they not too rare? Thanks again and cheers
    yeah what they said above. My comment was just that american classic skewers had a c-clip for retention. I lost some of mine once and found them in a hardware store for replacement. Without the c-clip they fall apart immediately.
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    I'm nearly sure that this is a Kingsberry seat QR.
    Nearly identical to the American Classic, but
    - AmericanClassic: powder-coated
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    At least when comparing the black version.

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    I have the option to purchase a Barracuda A2B in very nice original condition. It has the Tree Amigos sticker on it, so should it be from the '93 - '95 Colorado built timeframe (prior to acquisition). What is it worth?

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    Does anyone have any info on this bike? and or price estimate (I can't find it anywhere on planet internet) its a Giant MCM Pro Series (1997 I think)Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_3291.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_3290.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_3288.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_3286.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_3285.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_3284.jpgName:  1mg.me.jpeg
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    1991 Specialized M2

    1991 Specialized M2. Size is 21.5".

    My dad, who has since passed, built this up from a frame set that he purchased from Wheel Away Cycle Center in Campbell, CA.

    XTR M900 for the most part (shifters, brakes, crank, f/r derailleurs, hubs). XT headset and probably an XT cassette. Mavic M231 rims.

    The bike was not ridden much, but it does have storage/moving scuffs here and there.

    Any idea WIW?

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    May be as much as $400 - $500, but that might be high. Top end era specific components but older 26in bikes aren't getting much love these days. Would be a really nice bike for cruising around and mellow offroad.
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    I have a 1996 WTB Phoenix (18") that I bought new, rode a lot for a few years, and have had it hanging in my garage for the last 15 years or so, riding it only occasionally. I'm now starting to ride again and, as much as I love the bike, I think I need to pick up something newer. So I'm considering selling the bike. Here are the specs:

    - Frame: 1996 WTB Phoenix, steel, Pearl White paint (overall good shape, but there are definitely some scratches and small spots where paint is rubbed off)
    - Fork: Rock Shox Judy, branded as a Specialized Future Shock, with carbon legs and Speed Springs installed, WTB brake brace
    - Headset: Chris King threadless
    - Wheels: WTB Greaseguard hubs, Mavic SUP 217 rims, XT 8-sp cassette
    - Derailleurs: XTR 8-sp rear, XT front
    - Cranks: Raceface Forged
    - Bottom bracket: XT
    - Brakes: XTR Cantilevers
    - Shifters/Brake levers: XTR rapidfire
    - Handlebar: WTB titanium, flat
    - Stem: Kore
    - Pedals: Speedplay Frogs
    - Seatpost: WTB
    - Seat: WTB Flow
    - Tires: Maxxis High Roller II (front), DHR (rear)

    Overall, everything is fully functioning and in good condition. Shifts like a dream, brakes well, handles incredibly.

    Any thoughts on what it would go for?

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    Hi,

    Nice sounding bike you have, a few pictures always help people in here to guesstimate a value. Good luck, it's the biggest one they made I believe, but not sure about rider height range. Cheers and good luck

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    It has quite a bit of value. But it on eBay and you'll get a good bit of the money you'll need for a new bike.

    Quote Originally Posted by beacon-heel View Post
    I have a 1996 WTB Phoenix (18") that I bought new, rode a lot for a few years, and have had it hanging in my garage for the last 15 years or so, riding it only occasionally. I'm now starting to ride again and, as much as I love the bike, I think I need to pick up something newer. So I'm considering selling the bike. Here are the specs:

    - Frame: 1996 WTB Phoenix, steel, Pearl White paint (overall good shape, but there are definitely some scratches and small spots where paint is rubbed off)
    - Fork: Rock Shox Judy, branded as a Specialized Future Shock, with carbon legs and Speed Springs installed, WTB brake brace
    - Headset: Chris King threadless
    - Wheels: WTB Greaseguard hubs, Mavic SUP 217 rims, XT 8-sp cassette
    - Derailleurs: XTR 8-sp rear, XT front
    - Cranks: Raceface Forged
    - Bottom bracket: XT
    - Brakes: XTR Cantilevers
    - Shifters/Brake levers: XTR rapidfire
    - Handlebar: WTB titanium, flat
    - Stem: Kore
    - Pedals: Speedplay Frogs
    - Seatpost: WTB
    - Seat: WTB Flow
    - Tires: Maxxis High Roller II (front), DHR (rear)

    Overall, everything is fully functioning and in good condition. Shifts like a dream, brakes well, handles incredibly.

    Any thoughts on what it would go for?

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    1996 WTB Phoenix (w/ pics)

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    Quote Originally Posted by beacon-heel View Post
    I have a 1996 WTB Phoenix (18") that I bought new, rode a lot for a few years, and have had it hanging in my garage for the last 15 years or so, riding it only occasionally. I'm now starting to ride again and, as much as I love the bike, I think I need to pick up something newer. So I'm considering selling the bike. Here are the specs:

    - Frame: 1996 WTB Phoenix, steel, Pearl White paint (overall good shape, but there are definitely some scratches and small spots where paint is rubbed off)
    - Fork: Rock Shox Judy, branded as a Specialized Future Shock, with carbon legs and Speed Springs installed, WTB brake brace
    - Headset: Chris King threadless
    - Wheels: WTB Greaseguard hubs, Mavic SUP 217 rims, XT 8-sp cassette
    - Derailleurs: XTR 8-sp rear, XT front
    - Cranks: Raceface Forged
    - Bottom bracket: XT
    - Brakes: XTR Cantilevers
    - Shifters/Brake levers: XTR rapidfire
    - Handlebar: WTB titanium, flat
    - Stem: Kore
    - Pedals: Speedplay Frogs
    - Seatpost: WTB
    - Seat: WTB Flow
    - Tires: Maxxis High Roller II (front), DHR (rear)

    Overall, everything is fully functioning and in good condition. Shifts like a dream, brakes well, handles incredibly.

    Any thoughts on what it would go for?

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    Old (late 80's or early 90's) Novara Ponderosa

    Please forgive me as I cannot submit pictures for whatever reason, but I have an old looking teal and pink men's Novara Ponderosa bike with shimano gears. It's in good condition minus the tires that are completely shot and a few small chips in the paint. What is a bike like this worth? Thanks!

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Older Novara Ponderosa-what's it worth?

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    Please, I'm curious as to how much this bike is worth? The tires are completely shot but it looks as if it would still shift. Missing one grip and the seat looks not original. There are a few small pinpoint size chips on the frame.Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-20170627_171941.jpgOfficial What is it Worth thread (WIW)-20170627_171950.jpg

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    Realistically, not much. Not a noteworthy bike with mid-line parts. If it were mine, I'd keep it as a good, solid around-town bike but collectors aren't going to be interested and the average buyer on CL would give you about $50.

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    Missed this a while back, but with that fork and groupset, I'd say $1000 wouldn't be a long shot at all.
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    1998 Klein Mantra Race

    I picked this 1998 Klein Mantra Race a year and half ago from my neighbor's garbage (her brother gave it to her so she could ride with the kids, she never rode it and after a few years sitting in her garage she tossed it). It had been downgraded in some parts for her so I upgraded from my parts bin.

    It's a super cool looking bike, but after a shakedown ride on the XC trails at Bootleg Canyon I found it's too small for me.
    Some of the changes I made:
    Nukeproof Atombomb Wheelset w/ Panaracer Smoke/Fire Kevlar Tires (replaced the Nukeproof Ti front, XT rear wheels with miss matched tires)
    Easton CT2 carbon bar (replaced the heavy Syncros highrise bars)
    Easton MG60 Magnesium Stem (replaced the Control Tech high rise stem)
    Selle Italia Flite Ti Saddle (replaced the Walmart saddle)
    Azonic Alloy Barends

    Shocks don't leak (the but the England Total Air system losses pressure after a few days -- I do have the rebuild kit for it).

    I'm thinking around $550 area?
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    They tend to go from roughly $450 - $800, so I'd say your guess is right in there. Love those wheels as well.
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    Vintage Benotto MTB worth it?

    I know little about vintage MTBs and would like to ask your opinion about this bike that came up locally for 50 euros... Is it worth it or should I look for something else? I`m 6`2 btw and really cant judge the size of the bike, si a basic fit advice would be also greatly appreciated.

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    The bike looks too small for your height.

    I know little about Benotto mountain bikes (a bit more about their road bike); however, the crankset and deraileur protector both point to a low end bike. For riding on the street its likely fine, but I'd look elsewhere for an off road bike.

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    I want to sell my 92 Stumpjumper S Works and had it listed locally and in the classifieds here for $500+shipping but got little interest. Maybe id be better off parting it out? Can I get some honest opinions on what an attractive but fair price would be for the complete bike please?! I'm not fishing for a sale, just looking for honest opinions

    It's has XTR M952 Brake/shift levers, crankset and BB, front and rear mech. XT v brakes, seatpost and seatpost skewer, pedals and cassette. 1986 Turbo saddle, Tioga stem and headset, Taperlite bars. S Works branded Hugi/DT Swiss 240 hubs on Mavic 517 hoops

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    I think $500 will be a tough sell, maybe it is worth that, maybe not.
    Bike technology has advanced so much since 1992.
    A couple of draw backs you have, no front suspension, no disk brakes, pedals are old school, the stem is massively long.
    If you think about it, for $500 you can buy a new hardtail with up to date components, front suspension and disk brakes.

    That would actually be a nice bike to convert to single speed.

    Good luck on the sale

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    You're way better off parting it out. Those parts are definitely still desirable, but the value isn't together, it's separately since the people who actually want them, don't want all of them.

    Wheels are the most valuable of the whole setup, but if you search for the same individual parts on ebay, and check the "sold items" option, you can get a rough idea of each item's value.
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    I am think about pulling the trigger on a 1993 white Bridgestone MB1 with MB2 parts. Seller had an original MB2 and frame cracked under warranty and they sent him a MB1 with MB2 parts back in the day. Seller wants $300 and it appears to be in pretty clean condition. What do you think? Worth it?

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    Original Gary Fisher Everest 22"

    My uncle is looking to sell off his Gary Fisher Everest 84 that he purchased directly from Gary Fisher's Shop. He dealt directly with him as he was figuring out what bike he fit him well. He still has all the paper work including the original receipts that has notes from his conversations with Gary Fisher. I tried looking this model up on BikeBlueBook but it's not there so I'm not sure of the value. My uncle unfortunately never rode this bike so it's still in pristine shape, the components are original. The only number I can find on the frame is #2002, which is also on the invoice, Everest 22" pewter grey, #2002. The original price with taxes was $1702.17. I'm guessing maybe a collector might be interested? Any advice would be appreciated.
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    !988 Stumpjumper Comp?

    Iím contemplating a 1988 Stumpjumper Comp in pretty clean condition. Hardly a scratch on it for $165.
    Too much?
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    With that stem and that rack - hell yeah! Did the headset just come out of a hot rod show, man that's shiny.

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

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

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

    Grumps
    2nd'ing this assessment.

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

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

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    '90 Stumper

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

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

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    Update

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

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

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    1989 Jamis Diablo

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





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


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

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

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

    Hi,

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

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

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    yes vintage bikes sell

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

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    Hi,

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

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

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

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

    1997 Homegrown Factory Suspension XTR | Bonus Tomato

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

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

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

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



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

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

    GT Bicycles XIZANG Titanium FRAME 18" from 1998

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

    I would do a quick complete bike sell for le

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    The Parkpre pages dont give out much info.

    Thanks in advance!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saranpaa View Post
    Hello everyone.

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

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

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

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

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

    The Parkpre pages dont give out much info.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    Panasonic MC4500

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

    It has got the following components:

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

    It seems most if not all is original

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    It has got the following components:

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

    It seems most if not all is original

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    It has got the following components:

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

    It seems most if not all is original

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

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

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

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

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    Mavic M-261 question

    Hello all,

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by bp101 View Post
    Hello all,

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


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

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

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

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

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


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    Quote Originally Posted by jestep View Post
    They're a bit of a heavy fork, but with the 1in steerer I could still see it going $200 - $300 to the right buyer. I don't see them for sale often so not a lot of history to go on, but good lower travel 1in forks are getting close to impossible to find at this point.
    I would think that the 1 inch unthreaded steerer is going to be the main selling point for this fork, but having the patience to wait for the right buyer would be key in my opinion to getting a higher price. In 2016, I won an eBay auction with a bid of $81 for a 1998 Marzocchi Atom Bomb in good working condition and in good cosmetic condition as well though it did have the more common 1 1/8" steerer tube.
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    I have multiple older rim brake wheels are these things worth much? I also have a lot of misc bike parts mostly older stuff is there a good place to try to sell some of it? Iím talking 8 spd and some rim brake parts 1 1/8 headsets brake pads gears and gear sets. I havenít gone through it all there is so much.



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

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

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    Definitely has some value but I've never seen one for sale so really wouldn't want to guess. That's a pretty classic vintage bike especially if the shocks are all fully functioning.
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    Sling shot

    Anyone know what these frames fetch? I saw a newer one on ebay that sold for almost $600.. This is older and more rare I would say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 88cruzer View Post
    Anyone know what these frames fetch? I saw a newer one on ebay that sold for almost $600.. This is older and more rare I would say.
    Only recent one on eBay I see is/was a road frame for low $500's and I think that's unusually high. I'm a huge Slingshot fan (I've had close to 10 of them) and I think they should be worth a lot more than what they fetch.

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

    I'd say $350 give or take $50. Very unlikely you'll get $600 or even $500.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    (...) what will make or break this frame is if the flex board is still viable. No real way to know unless you've had it built and ridden it around..
    OK, now I'm curious. What's the availability of replacement flex boards? Or is that why it's a make or break criteria? i.e. - No spares available?
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Found this on Craigslist, not much to say about it other than the weird placement of the rear brake (under the bottom bracket). Anyone have any idea what year it might be and what it might be worth?

    Edit: Its a Trek 850. Looks Pre-Antelope, if that helps.

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    Should be an 88. I don't think they're worth much, I've seen them basically not sell for anything a number of times, but they weren't in good condition like this one. Would be a cool bike to cruise around town on though.

    Can look up year by color here: Trek Bike Models by Year and Color
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    Headbadge looks like an 84-87, but the color there does point to an 88. (Maybe just a leftover badge?) Anyway, it is an Antelope after all so I picked it up for $45. The Biopace rings are what sold me, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thustlewhumber View Post
    Found this on Craigslist,
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    If you go to look at it I'd recommend trying to move the seatpost before making a decision. That's a lot of post to be all the way in the frame, potentially for the last 25+ years.
    Don't call it a gooseneck.

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    Hi Guys,
    Hopefully I'm doing this right. I haven't posted on MTBR yet but have been a regular on Velocipede Salon and on Paceline a bit too. Anyway, I have a 95 Yeti ARC AS LT that I'd like to sell, but don't really know the value. Searching for comparable frames hasn't yielded much info.

    I am the original owner. It's used, has a couple cracks in the headtube, and has the usual dings from use. Other than the HT cracks I'd say it's in pretty good shape. More details and pics below. Plenty of detailed pics can be found here too:

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    -Purchased new in August, 1995
    -17.5" frame
    -partial pivot bushing kit
    -a few cable housing endcaps
    -shock removal tool
    -shock rebuilt and upgraded by Risse Racing in early 2000's
    -Risse Racing shock pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jak0zilla View Post
    If you go to look at it I'd recommend trying to move the seatpost before making a decision. That's a lot of post to be all the way in the frame, potentially for the last 25+ years.
    Good call. I actually checked it and it moves up and down just fine.

    Did some more research and it turns out it was built in late 1986 by Merida as a 1987 model (but with 1988 colors?) It was actually very well taken care of and shifts/brakes extremely well. It will make a great little cruiser bike.
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    Bontrager Race 92' (large frameset)

    I have a Bontrager "Race" built in early 92' at the Santa Cruz factory. It's the large frameset. Keith was a co sponsor of our race team (Pinnacle) in Los Gatos at the time. I've owned this bike since new. It's in great condition.
    I haven't ridden it much at all in the last 20 years. It's been sitting idle in my garage for too long so it needs a new home.
    What do you guys think I could ask for it? Located in the S.F. Bay area. All of the components/parts on this bike are from the 92/93 era.
    XT Group.
    Chris King headset.
    Phil Wood front hub.
    Wheels were built by Wheelsmith in Palo Alto.
    White Bros. Titanium bottom brkt.
    Rock Shox Mag 20 (Modified by a suspension company in LA, can't recall the name of the company but they have slightly longer travel)
    I have quite a few spare parts on hand too.
    Synchros seat post.
    Bontrager saddle.
    Hyperlight bars, Control stem, a lot of brand new ATI grips, they were one of our sponsors too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bont92 View Post
    I have a Bontrager "Race" built in early 92' at the Santa Cruz factory. It's the large frameset. Keith was a co sponsor of our race team (Pinnacle) in Los Gatos at the time. I've owned this bike since new. It's in great condition.
    I haven't ridden it much at all in the last 20 years. It's been sitting idle in my garage for too long so it needs a new home.
    What do you guys think I could ask for it? Located in the S.F. Bay area. All of the components/parts on this bike are from the 92/93 era.
    XT Group.
    Chris King headset.
    Phil Wood front hub.
    Wheels were built by Wheelsmith in Palo Alto.
    White Bros. Titanium bottom brkt.
    Rock Shox Mag 20 (Modified by a suspension company in LA, can't recall the name of the company but they have slightly longer travel)
    I have quite a few spare parts on hand too.
    Synchros seat post.
    Bontrager saddle.
    Hyperlight bars, Control stem, a lot of brand new ATI grips, they were one of our sponsors too.
    They're at the lowest price I've ever seen at this point. In the past I would have said $800 + for a clean setup like yours but I'm not sure these days, I've seen decent race frames only get $120 - $150.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bont92 View Post
    I have a Bontrager "Race" built in early 92' at the Santa Cruz factory. It's the large frameset. Keith was a co sponsor of our race team (Pinnacle) in Los Gatos at the time. I've owned this bike since new. It's in great condition.
    I haven't ridden it much at all in the last 20 years. It's been sitting idle in my garage for too long so it needs a new home.
    What do you guys think I could ask for it? Located in the S.F. Bay area. All of the components/parts on this bike are from the 92/93 era.
    XT Group.
    Chris King headset.
    Phil Wood front hub.
    Wheels were built by Wheelsmith in Palo Alto.
    White Bros. Titanium bottom brkt.
    Rock Shox Mag 20 (Modified by a suspension company in LA, can't recall the name of the company but they have slightly longer travel)
    I have quite a few spare parts on hand too.
    Synchros seat post.
    Bontrager saddle.
    Hyperlight bars, Control stem, a lot of brand new ATI grips, they were one of our sponsors too.
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    Ironically this was posted at Pinkbike today.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/now-th...race-lite.html

    Nice bike!

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    Well, it's gone to a new home. Sold it on craigslist, took a whole 2 hours to sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bont92 View Post
    Well, it's gone to a new home. Sold it on craigslist, took a whole 2 hours to sell it.
    Shoot, just sent you a PM about it. Cool bike with some Los Gatos ties!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Shoot, just sent you a PM about it. Cool bike with some Los Gatos ties!
    Sorry, I've had several inquiries about it tonight, didn't know if anyone would be interested. First person contacted within 2 hours and bought it. I'll miss it, for sure.

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    91 GT Karakoram. Not for sale, picked this up on craigslist for $75. Spent another $65 on tune up, seatpost unseizing, and rear hub rebuild. All original except for saddle and tires. Complete LX build including hubs.

    My first mtb was the 91 GT Karakoram Elite, which has better tubing and DX instead of LX components. I've had an eye out for this for a long time. Can't wait to take it out for a spin.

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    Old '94 Zaskar Anodized Blue

    Any idea what these guys are going for these days? It's damn near perfect with the exception of a small pinky nail sized ding on the downtube...

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    Quote Originally Posted by roaringfork View Post
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    91 GT Karakoram. Not for sale, picked this up on craigslist for $75. Spent another $65 on tune up, seatpost unseizing, and rear hub rebuild. All original except for saddle and tires. Complete LX build including hubs.

    My first mtb was the 91 GT Karakoram Elite, which has better tubing and DX instead of LX components. I've had an eye out for this for a long time. Can't wait to take it out for a spin.
    I don't think they're worth a ton, but such cool paintjobs on these. Awesome find.
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    Hi all.
    Backstory. I put together this Psycle Werks Wild Hare for a good friend of mine when we graduated from college back in 1999. He rarely rode it for the next 3 years (1-2 times a year) before he took a job over in Japan. This bike sat in a storage since up to two years ago when he decided to give it back to me. I rebuilt the Hayes mag brakes, hubs and bottom bracket as well as the Nixon fork ( a 2005 upgrade after he blew his original Judy T). After reconditioning it, I rode it maybe twice last year and shelved it because I have so many other bikes.

    I'd like to sell it and can't find any comparable out there. So first, what would be a reasonable price to ask and is there a website that maybe caters to older/retro bike marketplace?







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    S-Works wheelset with Hugi compact hubs

    So what would a set of wheels from the mid-late 90's with S-Works rims and Hugi Compact hubs be worth, ballpark? Great condition except a bit of rub on the rims.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozzer View Post
    Hi all.
    Backstory. I put together this Psycle Werks Wild Hare for a good friend of mine when we graduated from college back in 1999. He rarely rode it for the next 3 years (1-2 times a year) before he took a job over in Japan. This bike sat in a storage since up to two years ago when he decided to give it back to me. I rebuilt the Hayes mag brakes, hubs and bottom bracket as well as the Nixon fork ( a 2005 upgrade after he blew his original Judy T). After reconditioning it, I rode it maybe twice last year and shelved it because I have so many other bikes.

    I'd like to sell it and can't find any comparable out there. So first, what would be a reasonable price to ask and is there a website that maybe caters to older/retro bike marketplace?






    You could probably get $200 or so for the frame, so I would more or less use that as a base and figure the total based on the components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmUT View Post
    So what would a set of wheels from the mid-late 90's with S-Works rims and Hugi Compact hubs be worth, ballpark? Great condition except a bit of rub on the rims.
    $100 for the set, maybe $125 shipped. The specialized QRs are a cool addition, maybe an extra $25-40 for those.
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    Pics to follow, but I am going to throw this out there to see what people think...

    1996 WTB Phoenix
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    King Headset
    Deore XT triple drivetrain and brake levers
    WTB Roller cam rear brake
    WTB rear grease guard hub
    I believe Deore XT front hub (To be verified)
    I believe Deore XT front cantilevers (To be verified)
    TBD bottom bracket
    Easton Seat post
    WTB 98 SST saddle
    Ibis Stem (and maybe bars?)
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    Well that didnít last long/wasnít painful., sold for $900 to a good home

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