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    My daughter's friend asked me to buy his old bike from him this evening. While I remember the brand, I don't know anything about them.

    A little research says this is a '95 A2V and some sources say it was built by Yeti in Durango. It is a Tange Ultimate Superlight frame.

    Based on the non-driveside photo that was texted to me, it appears the original Dia-Compe cantilever brakes were replaced with v-brakes, and the fork is now a Tora. Looks like it still has the original Gripshift and Mavic rims. Don't know about the rest of the drive train.

    It is a bit newer than the stuff I know. It looks a bit small for me so I turned it down, but was wondering if it is worth anything?

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    Sometimes they have nice parts on them, and they generally ride well, but not really worth much if it is fitted with their generic parts. If the size was right it could be a good beater and the fork is likely worth as much as the rest of the bike.
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    I remember some of the Barracudas being quite nice and itf this was handmade all the better. All the same not much of a following so maybe a couple hundred?

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    I'd join the totally driven forums if you really want to get more info. That's where I got info about my old/little 'Cuda

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    Would you look at that, after i said there is not much of a following up pops an entire forum dedicated to Barracuda...

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    Yeah well, take a quick look around there. Not too much action, and the few that are posting aren't talking much about Barracuda.


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    Cooks Cranks

    I have an old set of Cooks Brothers Racing 176Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-img_4209.jpg RSR's - probably from around 1992ish? They are well used with some of the paint scuffed off. I'd like to sell them, but have no idea what to ask. Any suggestions?

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    Lets see the rest of the Klein
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    I have not done a good job of keeping it up - it's on it's last legs so no pictures.

    It was sweet back in the day though, titanium skewers, answer a-tac stem, answer hyperlite bars, sealed bearing hubs, titanium seat rails, rockshock and more. I think it weighed in at about 22 pounds with the shock!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rothda View Post
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    I just picked up a set of the same cranks for $75, and the seller included a Klein frame, a Manitou fork, and a bunch of crappy parts for free...but it was my lucky day...normally I'd expect those Cooks to go for around $150.

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    Manitou Three Fork - with elastomers... what's it worth?

    I have no idea what this is worth.

    1 inch steerer 5.5 inches long. 2 inches of thread and extra elastomers.

    almost perfect condition.

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    I've sold similar forks on eBay that went to $120, and another set that went to $75. Could go higher or lower depending on whether someone happens to need them for a build at the same time...
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    cannondale r200 1998?

    been tinkering about getting a road bike..is this bike any good? $75

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    Nope. It's upside down! Too hard to ride.

    The R200 was a lower spec bike, Shimano RSX components. Nothing wrong with RSX, as an entry level group.

    Main issues are whether the thing fits you, and whether it works (ie bearings aren't flogged out, wheels are true and rims not worn, shifting works etc).

    $75 would be getting towards top dollar for me for an RSX equipped bike. 7sp as well, getting a bit harder to find replacement stuff. If you want it to get into road riding, it would be a starting point but if you want it for vintage appeal you could do better.

    Try Road Bike Review, there is a Cannondale board there on the forums.

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    At least around here (Portland OR), $75 for any rideable road bike is a great price. I don't think there's any collectible value in the R200, but I remember them being fairly light and quick. Might be a total jackhammer to ride, though... My 7-speed era Cannondale (albeit one of their "tri" frames) was brutal on the hands and wrists. Felt like a fighter jet compared to my Alpinestars mtb, though.

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    Here too. Being that they used the same frames throughout the product line it's great deal at $75. As far as ride quality goes...yep it's a jackhammer.
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    thanks, u guys say "jackhammer", (sorry if im dumb) but all road bikes has or tend to have same body position, all weight on hands elbows close to knee ? what are things to look at besides frame fitting? thanks

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    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

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    thanks, u guys say "jackhammer", (sorry if im dumb) but all road bikes has or tend to have same body position, all weight on hands elbows close to knee ? what are things to look at besides frame fitting? thanks
    Jackhammer as in C'dale frames of the period had harsh unforgiving rides.

    If all your weight is on your hands, your fit is horrendous, road or mt bike.
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    I have a black chrome Sierra MOS I bought new in 1989 or 90. It is pretty much all original other than the rear derailluer was replaced. It went underwater in hurricane sandy up to the seat. Anyone know if its worth fixing it just as a street cruiser? Someone posted the new components wont fit this frame anymore. It probably needs minimum new crankset bearings, front and rear deraillers, cables, chain, hubs cleaned and greased if not shot. Or just sell it as-is if someone has a desire to rebuild it.

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    I haven't looked at prices lately and was curious what these have been going for (either complete bike or frame only)?

    Wheel set are Mavic 317's with the old Chris King disc hubs (with adaptors). Parts are a mix of old and new(er) XTR/XT.

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    Thanks in advance!

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    Edit... My apologies-it is an Yeti ARCti. I ordered it from the first production run and have owned it since new. Originally purchased from Wheatridge Cyclery. Sorry about that!

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    Hi -

    What is a 89 team stumpjumper worth? The bike looks pretty clean and I like the paint job.

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    The '89 team Stumpjumper is worth riding for sure. Not too valuable for resale because they made a lot but a fine bike nonetheless.

    The Ti Yeti on the other hand would bring in a few shekels. Its a bit of an odd build for my taste and I wonder if that Fox fork has too much travel for the bike's geometry? But certainly $800 to $1000, could do a little better on Ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    The '89 team Stumpjumper is worth riding for sure. Not too valuable for resale because they made a lot but a fine bike nonetheless.

    The Ti Yeti on the other hand would bring in a few shekels. Its a bit of an odd build for my taste and I wonder if that Fox fork has too much travel for the bike's geometry? But certainly $800 to $1000, could do a little better on Ebay.
    Thanks! That gives me a ball park place to start. As for the Fork, it's 2007 Fox F80. An 80mm fork is exactly what it would've been spec'd for that frame in '01. It was a replacement for the aging Marzocchi atom 80 that was original to the bike.

    Thanks again!

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    On second glance I now regret the "odd build" comment, it actually looks kind of sharp. Guess I was thrown by the mix of old and new kit.

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    I have a 1985 Mongoose Mangusta fully chromed Columbus frame,,Weinmann 405 front & rear brakes,Campagnolo gears & levers,Campagnolo crank,Wolber Super Champion Gentleman GTA Rims,any thoughts of the value on my bike?sorry some of my pics are blurry thanks for your time
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    The '89 team Stumpjumper is worth riding for sure. Not too valuable for resale because they made a lot but a fine bike nonetheless.

    The Ti Yeti on the other hand would bring in a few shekels. Its a bit of an odd build for my taste and I wonder if that Fox fork has too much travel for the bike's geometry? But certainly $800 to $1000, could do a little better on Ebay.
    Thanks lewesfoto - the guy was asking $450 which I thought was a lot. I figured it was a $250 bike. The poster never got back to me so I guess it is gone or off to ebay.

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    Listen! 80's Schwinn Cimarron

    Here is parts list;
    Full XT Group- Brakes, Thumb Shifters, Derailleurs, Pedals
    175 MM Shimano Crankset, Suntour BB, Shimano Biopace Chainrings 48,38,28
    Araya RM-25 26" Wheels
    Shimano 600 Sealed Headset
    Suntour XC Seatpost and Avocet Touring 1 Leather Saddle
    Tektro Levers
    Salsa Stem, Avenir Comfort Riser Bar (These may be aftermarket)


    Serial # is SD641676

    Headbadge# is 2406

    You can see this in one of the pics but the number 7 is covered by a cable, There is also another number, 445, Its located on back of bottom bracket area.

    Still trying to decipher exact age of bike, It looks like a 1986 or 1987 maybe.
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    excellent condition, great parts, frame not so much, around here 4-5 hundred

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    Good job! More than I thought

    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    excellent condition, great parts, frame not so much, around here 4-5 hundred
    Thats a decent price

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    Listen! 1996 Univega Alpina 506

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    XT and LX
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    26X1.5 Forte Road Tires
    Redline Platform Pedals

    Light and Fast, whats aprox value ?
    just a cell phone pic, will add better ones later
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    Quote Originally Posted by Idangler View Post
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    Light and Fast, whats aprox value ?
    just a cell phone pic, will add better ones later
    $200 give or take $50 bucks.
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    We the people ... Pics

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    I'll play (custom Fat City Monster)

    Here's my Monster Fat from 1992 or close.

    It's custom via my light weight Yo style fork that's same as the 20th anniversary model. I have pre-historic micro drive via small freewall, short cage XT. I have the original American stem and some WTB Wilderness drops. Original XT thumbshifters, Scott brakes, Bullseye crank and hubs.

    My wife rides this bike for basic exercise on pathways but we hesitate to put it in rough use commuting. She waffles on selling it. I'm not feeling very bike sentimental these days so might sell it. She complains about the old school brakes.



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    The monster Fat is probably worth more parted out. Maybe, Bullseye cranks are very valuable depending on condition. I would expect them to sell for at least $150 and maybe as high as $300. Looks like an XT rear derailleur, worth at least $40 if in good condition. Frame set is a common size making it easier to sell, paint looks good, original fork. Not really sure of the value but I would expect it to go pretty high. As a whole bike I would ask $1000 and expect at least $800. I could be wrong, I don't know much about Fats,
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    Local listing, why in the name of all things Klein, do so many of them end up like this?

    Bonus though, at least the tires are kinda knobby.

    Price is so through the roof, I figure it's a safe out.

    And, way too small for me, so, what's it actually worth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Local listing, why in the name of all things Klein, do so many of them end up like this?

    Bonus though, at least the tires are kinda knobby.

    Price is so through the roof, I figure it's a safe out.

    And, way too small for me, so, what's it actually worth?

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    bleh. $300? Less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MendonCycleSmith View Post
    Local listing, why in the name of all things Klein, do so many of them end up like this?

    Bonus though, at least the tires are kinda knobby.

    Price is so through the roof, I figure it's a safe out.

    And, way too small for me, so, what's it actually worth?

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    Gotcha beat hands down Mendon....saw this one the other day on my hunt:



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Gotcha beat hands down Mendon....saw this one the other day on my hunt:



    Vintage Klein Cruiser!




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    umm and you bought it right? I mean he only wants $100

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    umm and you bought it right? I mean he only wants $100

    Haha, if it was in my neighborhood, I'd have been all over it. I love c-note bikes.




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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Gotcha beat hands down Mendon....saw this one the other day on my hunt:



    Vintage Klein Cruiser!




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    Thanks for the heads up. That is about 2 hours from me. Might be worth the trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Thanks for the heads up. That is about 2 hours from me. Might be worth the trip.
    Might be some good parts on it too...post looks like an American Classic.



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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Might be some good parts on it too...post looks like an American Classic.



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    I'm just interested for the handlebars and saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifu View Post
    It looks like it might go for a steal...
    ooooh. Not anymore!

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    It's either a litespeed or a piece of junk

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifu View Post
    It's either a litespeed or a piece of junk
    So...its a piece of junk
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    Quote Originally Posted by sifu View Post
    It's either a litespeed or a piece of junk
    A Litespeed is a piece of junk, so I suppose you're right either way!
    This is a Pugs not some carbon wannabee pretzel wagon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    ooooh. Not anymore!
    Nope. I'm goin' big on it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    Gotcha beat hands down Mendon....saw this one the other day on my hunt:



    Vintage Klein Cruiser!
    At least that ones a deal.

    Has a red seat too, that's gotta be worth something right there!

    It so utterly outrageous though, that it does beat mine on that measure.....

    Do we have an utterly outrageous Klein thread? Seems like a good idea if not.
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    1998 Rocky Mountain Blizzard, 18.5"

    Frame Only

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    Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork for said bike..

    No pictures, but what's it worth?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvestri View Post
    1998 Rocky Mountain Blizzard, 18.5"

    Frame Only

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    Marzocchi Bomber Z2 fork for said bike..

    No pictures, but what's it worth?

    Thanks.
    No Pictures=No Worth

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmorath View Post
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    Yup!
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    Maybe this thread should have "vintage mountain bike " in the title so that people directed here by search engines have some clue as to the purpose.

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    I have a 1989 Ritchey Timber Comp 19 inch bike. I bought it new at MBS in Seattle, which was part of R+E Cycles. I was working in their frame shop temporarily until I landed an engineering job at Boeing. It doesn't get ridden much - it was always a little small for me - and I'm thinking of selling it. It's in excellent shape. Anyone know what I should get for it?
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    Well I never did get a good paint job on my Phoenix, and am thinking about trading it off to someone who wants it more than me, so I need to figure out what it's worth. It's a 96 15" V-brake bike S/N 96529, and I'm not sure of the rear spacing. Needs repainted because I botched the paint job after glass beading the frame to bare metal and laying down a nice coat of epoxy primer.

    I've also got a new Titec seat post to go with it, along with other parts that may or may not be useful such as a Kona Project rigid fork, a Surly woodchipper, Salsa 45* stem, a set of 8speed Shimano Ultegra barcons, and a set of 8speed rapid fire shifters - all near new. Bike has had slipping seatpost syndrome, so one of the frame ears has a helicoil in it to accept a bolt.

    I can take photos, but TBH since it's going to need repainted I'm not sure they would even be helpful. The bike was blasted bare and there was no critical damage observed. The reason for stripping the paint to begin with was the steel spiderwebbed under the paint causing it to peel off. The bike has been used but is still in good shape other than the paint. It sat in a closet from 96 to 99 when I got it, then hung in my garage for about 8 years ignored and unridden in the middle of between then and now so it really hasn't been used a lot.

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    I have an early '80 (before 1986) MS racing bike that I would like to find out more about. Mostly white in color with MS logos. I have had it since 1986 and still ride it regularly. Thinking about selling it.
    Anybody have any idea of its value?

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    It's not worth a dime without good pics to show us.
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    MS Racing produced bikes for one year, 1989. The company morphed into Alpinestars which produced models from 1990 through 1996.

    I'm familiar with the bike. Let's see some pics.

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    Hey all,

    I was thinking about buying a new winterproject. I came across a Panasonic MC-8500 from 1990. Is this bike worth buying and what should it cost? It has almost all it's orignal parts (M730,M732 and M735) except seat, rims and shifters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3s View Post
    Hey all,

    I was thinking about buying a new winterproject. I came across a Panasonic MC-8500 from 1990. Is this bike worth buying and what should it cost? It has almost all it's orignal parts (M730,M732 and M735) except seat, rims and shifters.
    Neat! Never knew they jumped into the hybrid construction game too.

    Based on condition, and general lack of interest in the brand as a collector worthy choice, I'd think maybe 100 bucks, hopefully less, and more only if you really want it, and like a good project, lotsa elbow grease required for that puppy.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3s View Post
    Hey all,

    I was thinking about buying a new winterproject. I came across a Panasonic MC-8500 from 1990. Is this bike worth buying and what should it cost? It has almost all it's orignal parts (M730,M732 and M735) except seat, rims and shifters.
    I'd buy it for the fork, if it were cheap enough.

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    You gotta be passionate about that kind of bike. We're talking 20-30+ hours of work!
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    This is available through a friend. What's a fair price to pay?


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    Friend-price for an old unused bike or current fair market value?
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    Friend price. He has an A la Carte and a WTR, so it's not like he doesn't know what it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DFA View Post
    Friend price. He has an A la Carte and a WTR, so it's not like he doesn't know what it is.
    Got pics of those too?

    I think this forum has seen that Phoenix before...
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    I'll take the Ala Carte!
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    We've also seen that Salsa before, no? Very nice set of bikes to have.

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    Nice Timberwolf with the Wicked head badge six hundred united states dollars or possibly seven
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    Sweet Salsa!
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    Same paint scheme my Salsa.......had
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    Sorry, wrong thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    Nice Timberwolf with the Wicked head badge six hundred united states dollars or possibly seven
    How much would you sell it for then???
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    Well yes it is a fine specimen, Not sure why it has a Fat Chance head badge? If you are selling you would have to itemize the parts on it and present some nice close ups of features. The pedals {suntour comps?} are very sought after. The downside of the bike is that is a small frame {looks more like a 17 inch| that would only fit a small man or a girl. Put it on ebay the right way and who knows you get some good coin.

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    1992 Mongoose loop stay Mt Bike

    Got a chance of picking up a complete '92 Looptail IBOC. It's been painted, but I think the components are original. Condition is good.

    So, what's it worth?

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    Pics would help since 'good' is pretty subjective. Depends on components and condition, but even best case scenario probably not a whole heck of a lot.
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    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)-mongoose-looptail.png

    "Pics would help since 'good' is pretty subjective. Depends on components and condition, but even best case scenario probably not a whole heck of a lot. "

    So, here's the pic. "Not a whole heck of a lot." is pretty subjective also, and doesn't answer my question.

    There was a whole thread on these bikes. Seriously rare. Back in the day owners loved them.

    Sad that some great old Mongoose rides made by an American company have gotten a bad rap due to selling out to the Pacific **** mongers. But in their defense they still sponsor a competitive cycling team and make a world class bike under the Mongoose name

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    No reason to get sh%#ty with Nate. That's still a crap pick of a mid range bike from an era that doesn't garner a ton of interest from this crowd. Rare doesn't make something valuable or collectable.

    If it's a solid, Deore level bike in 7-8 condition, I'd say $200-$225 round these parts max. Lesser spec-condition=less money.
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    I had a pretty hard time selling an IBOC Pro frame recently. Someone did eventually give me $40 for it...

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    "Pics would help since 'good' is pretty subjective. Depends on components and condition, but even best case scenario probably not a whole heck of a lot. "

    So, here's the pic. "Not a whole heck of a lot." is pretty subjective also, and doesn't answer my question.

    There was a whole thread on these bikes. Seriously rare. Back in the day owners loved them.

    Sad that some great old Mongoose rides made by an American company have gotten a bad rap due to selling out to the Pacific **** mongers. But in their defense they still sponsor a competitive cycling team and make a world class bike under the Mongoose name
    Even before the sale to Pacific it still was just another Taiwanese mid grade bike (which have ~zero collector value) as far as I knew. I've yet to see the devoted fan base and thread for these but maybe I missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post
    Even before the sale to Pacific it still was just another Taiwanese mid grade bike (which have ~zero collector value) as far as I knew. I've yet to see the devoted fan base and thread for these but maybe I missed it.
    I can see the no collector value. The issue of perceived value for a utilitarian bike is what doesn't make sense. Not when 90% of all the bikes at the time were made in the same factories in Taiwan. Not when Mongoose was doing very innovative designs with triangulated tubes, composites and Ti.

    Given I'd much rather find a nice lugged 970 or a Waterford. But I've been offered hundreds for my 1987 Paramount Series 20 Mt bike Made in China and I can sell Chro-Mo Treks all day made in the same Chinese factories. Truth is much lesser bikes sell for more and faster than the Mongoose frames that make some sweet bikes.

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    If that picture is accurate $50-100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sofakinold View Post
    Truth is much lesser bikes sell for more and faster than the Mongoose frames that make some sweet bikes. Go Figure
    You don't have to understand it, but it's how it is.

    Hell, I have a 96 Kona Lava Dome. Really, really mid range. Nothing exciting about it to a collector at all. It is, at best, a curio for anyone who has never seen a fully rigid bike with 21 speeds and cantilever brakes being ridden in anger. I love it because it let's me get my retro on without worrying about dinging up a vintage Ritchey or something (not that I own one). And I ride it a lot.

    But I'm not gonna kid myself that it's collectable and I'm not going to get butt-hurt if someone thinks that it's worth bugger-all dollars.

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    I have a thing for looptails so I think it has additional cool value in that. If I was looking for a townie/beater bike and it was fully functioning I might pay $100-125. But I'd likely tear it apart and make it a cruiser looking ride

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    Recently picked up a Rocky Mountain DH Race bike. It hasn't been ridden for years, seller had the bike in storage. Everything still looks in good shape. Plan on getting it tuned up, is worth getting work done on it? Also, the bike is apparently signed by Wade Simmons but haven't confirmed. Is it worth anything if I leave as is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NShoreNeil View Post
    Recently picked up a Rocky Mountain DH Race bike. It hasn't been ridden for years, seller had the bike in storage. Everything still looks in good shape. Plan on getting it tuned up, is worth getting work done on it? Also, the bike is apparently signed by Wade Simmons but haven't confirmed. Is it worth anything if I leave as is?
    Sorry, I am not familiar with those bikes or the person claimed to have signed that one. If that bike is newer than 1996, this is probably not the right place to ask because the expertise here in this vintage forum covers mountain bikes built 1996 and prior. Good luck!

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    I know this one is vague, but i dont have a ton of info as I'm trying to not seem too eager to the seller. I recently found someone selling some older frames, one is a Fat Chance Ti in very , very good shape for $1100, a ( 90-92)Yo Eddy for $250 (paint is rough but a repaint would make it great, small dent on underside of down tube by bb), and $200 for the original fork, and a nice steel IF (2001, 26", pre disc brake) for $450. Do these seem like reasonable prices, or am I just willing to pay a lot cause i"m excited to get one? I'm not looking to flip them, I just want an older piece of history to build (and obviously my gunnar is just too new). Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryco13 View Post
    I know this one is vague, but i dont have a ton of info as I'm trying to not seem too eager to the seller. I recently found someone selling some older frames, one is a Fat Chance Ti in very , very good shape for $1100, a ( 90-92)Yo Eddy for $250 (paint is rough but a repaint would make it great, small dent on underside of down tube by bb), and $200 for the original fork, and a nice steel IF (2001, 26", pre disc brake) for $450. Do these seem like reasonable prices, or am I just willing to pay a lot cause i"m excited to get one? I'm not looking to flip them, I just want an older piece of history to build (and obviously my gunnar is just too new). Thanks in advance!
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    So over the past 24 hours I've seen more classic bikes I could imagine. I found a really cool Muddy Fox "courier mega", it's early 90's, foreign, and fluorescent yellow. Anyone ever ride one of these?

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    As is it's not worth much. If it is in fact Wade's yes it is an important bike worth something just because he used to own it. You should ask him he is very approachable and would be interested as well.

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    Sorry, I should have moved that part to a more general question area. I'm not really looking for a value, as it's only worth what I'm willing to pay, lol.

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    Anyone know the value of a 84/85 fat chance? Original bar stem combo, box crown fork, grips, looked to be everything, even stickers and original paint, in very, very good shape? What would be a good price for this?

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    we need to see pics to determine model/specs/condition thanks

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    The owner asked that no pictures be posted publicly, if there is someone here who is an expert I'd share a pic with them.

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    I paid $400 for mine, box crown fork, XT, White hubs, ti bar etc.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryco13 View Post
    The owner asked that no pictures be posted publicly, if there is someone here who is an expert I'd share a pic with them.
    Many guys on here can give you estimates, but a pic really helps. Condition, size, and originality all make a big difference in price.

    Many people claim that there bike is 100% original but this is best confirmed with pics. People often forget that the replaced the drivetrain after 5 years of use. I've found many "original" bikes to be far from it. Also my idea of "good condition" and your idea of "good condition" can be completely different.

    What size is it? Small and large sizes have less demand therefore have less value.

    That said it could be $400 to $1000+ based on condition, size, and originality.
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    I got the info I needed, thanks guys!

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    On CL for $80. I don't really know anything about American eagle bikes, but looks to be in good condition and I dig the brakes.

    "First Olympic Champion-Mdl Durango-ALU 7005 Superlight Frame-Magura Brakes-Race Face Forged Cranks-24 Speed-Grip Shifters- Manitou Shocks-Panaracer Red Wall Tires-Snap/Click in Pedals-Very Good Condition-Very Reliable-Custom Bike."

    Any thoughts if this is a good buy for $80 or is this not a very unique bike?
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    I would assume after not making the playoffs, with that decal on there, the seller should be paying you.

    Not a sought after frame. Should be able to part it for your investment.
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    "First Olympic Champion."
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