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    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    What's It Worth (WIW)
    This is about as difficult to define as the definition of 'vintage retro classic'. There is no clear answer. And though this question is asked often, its almost always asked of a different part or bike...making links to helpful threads difficult.

    Whats it worth? What is your bike worth? Are you sitting on a gold mine? Maybe, maybe not. The best way to determine the value of your bike. Put it on eBay for $.99 and let it ride. This probably the most best way to figure the value. Of course, how well your auction description is and how clean and nicely you take pictures of your bike will also affect its value. MTBR.com has a 'Vintage' section in the classifieds. It hits your target audience perfectly.
    If you don't want to sell your bike, but just want to know if it has value...take these things into account:

    * Age of the bike.
    * Originality of the bike (paint, parts)
    * Condition of the bike (paint, parts)
    * Is it a low production run bike? Custom/Hand made by a reputable craftsmen?
    * Component list? Are the parts 'top or the line' or quality aftermarket upgrades?

    Worth....or value, will always be a gray area. What may be worth a lot to you, may be worth very little to someone else. Even something suchs as sentimental worth can sometimes affect market value. Do your research. Watch local Craigslist and eBay for like items to gauge the worth (value) of what you have.

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    Questions about bridgestone mb3

    Hi i'm new to this forum and new to biking in general. I'm a student who recently recovered from some major surgeries and i can no longer run to stay in shape so I am planning to start to bike for a cardio workout. I have never had a serious bike but yesterday one of my dads friends gave me his black Bridgestone MB3 named Amy. Im not sure if its from Rim Cyclery but there is a Rim Cyclery sticker on it (dont know if that matters). I had never heard of this bike, but I read some reviews that sounded pretty positive about this model bike. My questions are:
    Do folks still ride this model bike these days?
    Is there a way to figure out the year of the bike? All i know is its probably at least 15 years old.
    How does someone like me know what parts need to be replaced on an old bike like this and which ones dont?
    Everything looks to be in perfect shape, i don't think its seen much wear, except for the tires, which are flat. I took it into the local bike shop and the guy said he'd never heard of it but that the tires were pretty old. He sold me new tubes which i haven't installed yet, but mentioned i might need to upgrade the tires and other parts on the bike. As i said, it looks to be in great shape (the guy that gave me the bike keeps his stuff, multiple race cars, perfect and is a total perfectionist and keeps his stuff super clean) besides the tires so i dont wanna get taken advantage of and buy a bunch of new parts i dont need.
    Any tips on what parts might need to be replaced to make this thing safe to ride?
    What kind of recommended maintance should i do or have done?
    Has anyone heard of this model/make? What does everyone think of the mb3 in general?
    And lastly, does this bike still have value?
    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Bridgestone bikes in general are well made and respected by those who know something about bikes. They stopped importing bikes to the US at the end of the 90's for various reasons, and now they are something of a "cult classic", especially the high-end models such as the MB-0, MB-1 and RB-1. The MB-3 is still a very good bike and the components on it are most likely just fine, but if the kid at your local shop didn't recognize the name he's probably too young (or too cool) to appreciate anything less than a 6" travel full suspension bike made in the last 3 years .

    Post some pictures if you can, it will help us to tell you if anything looks wrong or out of place. If your dad's friend took care of it, it probably just needs a bath and some chain lube to be rideable, but we like pictures around here so go ahead and post a few .

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    An MB-3 is a great bike - cool and vintage, but not so rare or high-end that you wouldn't want to ride it a lot. As far as what to do, I agree that photos would be good. Also, what type of riding do you plan to do (on-road, off-road, type of off-road, etc)? That will help us give advice.

    Depending on how much you want to do yourself, you may consider getting a book like Zinn and the art of Mountain Bike Maintenance to learn about basic maintenance all the way up to major work. If the bike's been kept inside and used little, it may not need much.

    Here's a site where you can ID the year of your bike with original catalogs:
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...tml#catalogues

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    Often, bikes that sit for long periods simply lose air from the tubes. There might not actually be a leak. I would first just add air to the tube and see what you get. Maybe it will hold. Check the tires and see if they're at least suitable (safe) for a test ride.

    Then, add a little bit of light oil to the chain and the moving parts of the drive train (front and rear derailleurs). Get the rear wheel elevated off the ground and give the pedals a couple of turns. (you can hook the nose of the saddle on a tree branch, garage door, rope etc. as a make-shift bike rack to hold the bike with the rear wheel raised).

    If you turn the cranks and everything seems to move as it should, take it for a test ride. How does it run? Does it shift OK? Maybe in addition to new tires it needs some lube in the cables, minor adjustments, etc.

    If you can figure it out -- great. If not, the local bike shop can do a simple "tune up". If that seems too pricey, look on craigslist.org under the bike section. See if anyone in your area works on bikes. It may be cheaper than the shop for a few simple adjustments and a tire installation.

    That is a great bike for a free gift and completely suitable.

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    Thanks for the input and advice everyone. I used the link provided and looked up Amy's year by using her serial number, which was M0CC44065. Supposedly the first number after the initial letter is the year made, which would make her a 1990...i think. Anyways, i dont have a digital camera so no pictures for the moment, but here is a link showing the exact bike, color and all. http://www.sheldonbrown.com/bridgest...ne-1990-07.htm
    Mine would be the 'black model' shown in the the picture on the top right. Its got all the original richie logic and bridgestone decals and only a few minor scrapes, but other than that she seems to work alright. Once the new tubes in and air in them i'll though i'll take her for a ride and see for sure (already tried to pump them up before buying new tubes, and you could hear a leak and watch it deflate as soon as you stopped pumping). I will work on getting an actual picture soon. As for the kind of riding i plan to do, most likely a lot of street riding but i am at the beach and in an area with lots of fields and dirt roads and trails and stuff so hopefully i'll take her all those places and more. What kind of riding was this model bike designed/made for? Also, it was the owner of the shop that hadn't heard of bridgestone and he was in his 40s so maybe hes just out of it..
    Anyways its great to hear this is still an acceptable bike. I can't wait to ride her. Anyone else with advice/opinions i'd love to hear them. Thanks guys.

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    Sounds like you got a great deal (can't beat free). The MB-3 is a mid-level mountain bike designed for trail riding, so you'll have no problems riding it pretty much anywhere off road as long as it still has knobby tires. They were built to be durable, so don't be afraid to go exploring on it. It's fine on the road too, just be sure you lock it up (including the wheels) if you use it for commuting, and if it has a quick release seat post binder take the seat and seat post with you when you lock it. I guess it depends on where you live, but I've seen too many people riding home without a seat, or walking a wheel-less bike to trust anyone on the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knamel
    Also, it was the owner of the shop that hadn't heard of bridgestone and he was in his 40s so maybe hes just out of it..
    Wow...yeah...he's out of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knamel
    he was in his 40s so maybe hes just out of it..
    There we go -- a new sig quote. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sho220
    Wow...yeah...he's out of it...
    +1. If a shop owner in his 40's told me he's never heard of a Bridgestone, he's either pretty clueless or he's deliberately "forgetting" in order to hard-sell something "new." Either way, I might want to look for another shop.

    The MB-3 is a great bike, capable of just about anything that can be done with two wheels. Clean it up and enjoy the heck out of it! Here's mine, a 1989:

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    MB-3 is a great bike. I bought one new in 1992 and road the crap out of it for many years. I would change the tires/tubes, lube it and ride it!

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    panaracer tire, absolutely no markings other than a crocked label, I would guess 2.1 big knobs all the way around the sides into the skinwall. It is still in great shape. there is a pair with like 10 miles on them
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    They look kinda dry, non?
    Somec is like the digital Zunow
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    This maybe kinda of a dumb one here it goes. This came up for sale it a Univega Land Rover, i know these aren't as good as the Alpina's but i though i could use it for parts or something. It has the bullmoose bars, arayas 7x and it has a Bi-Plane fork, i wouldn't have thought about buying it because i have a tone of bullmoose bars and arayas, but i don't have a bi-plane fork.

    Just curious what the fork on it would be worth and what kinda of fork it would be, i figured it would be Tange, and was there any other companies that made bi-plane forks for mtbs.
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    I wont get my feelings hurt over the lack of response on my Lobster . Moving on... I've been eyeballing this one for a few days. It's a few hours from home so I haven't laid eyes on it yet. Thoughts?

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    I think most on this forum see suspension and yawn, as for the tig Ritchey I would say $300

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    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I think most on this forum see suspension and yawn, as for the tig Ritchey I would say $300
    I have not considered removing the Mag21... However I am not opposed to it. Rigid 1" thread less MTB forks can't be too hard to find.

    Thanks for your reply!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    I have not considered removing the Mag21... However I am not opposed to it. Rigid 1" thread less MTB forks can't be too hard to find.

    Thanks for your reply!
    Leave the Mag 21 on there. It looks great as it is. I'm not sure of the value, but Lobsters don't seem to sell for that much even though they are top notch frames.
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    Frame: 20" Mongoose Pro Massif (01 or 02)

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    Anyone have an idea on this one? 97 specialized Bart Brentjens gold edition M2. They made 100 of these frames. I bought it from a buddy who raced on the specialized grass roots team back then. I guess that makes me the second owner. I am planning to post it in the paid for sale section once I get an idea of what to ask. Here are the specs and pics. Everything is era except the v brakes but I do have vintage maguras as well.

    Gold M2 frame
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    1989 Stumpy Team

    Just picked this up yesterday, all original, except for the grips and i took the GC's off and put Panaracer Smoke/Dart combo on it.

    Nevermind how low the saddle is its way to big for me, its a 21" frame. I'm gonna take it for a ride tonite to see if its comfy or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YakimaDeathYaks View Post
    I'm gonna take it for a ride tonite to see if its comfy or not.
    You can't tell just by looking at it? I hope you have long arms.

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    Those Stumpies were nice riding bikes. Its probably comfy for someone in the 6'+ range.
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    Again, silently stalking this one... Ibis Alibi from the late 90's. May be slightly too new for this forum too, seems to be a trend this week! WIW???

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    98 sid, 96 xtr, 517 (maybe 217?) citron, geax hook and warp (i think), looks like ibis bars and stem. if the fork holds air and doesnt have corroded stanchions, and the paint is nice, thats a jem. $800-1000?

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    I got an Alibi 98ish for my stepson through the MTBR classifieds: $50 Frame only. He likes it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    Again, silently stalking this one... Ibis Alibi from the late 90's. May be slightly too new for this forum too, seems to be a trend this week! WIW???

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    98 sid, 96 xtr, 517 (maybe 217?) citron, geax hook and warp (i think), looks like ibis bars and stem. if the fork holds air and doesnt have corroded stanchions, and the paint is nice, thats a jem. $800-1000?

    It should be worth $800-1000 because its a cool bike with a reliable build...but I bet it's worth closer to $600 give or take $100. V-brake bikes have it rough. Can't use cantilevers, can't use disc brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    It should be worth $800-1000 because its a cool bike with a reliable build...but I bet it's worth closer to $600 give or take $100. V-brake bikes have it rough. Can't use cantilevers, can't use disc brakes.
    I was thinking the same thing: it's worth and value are two very different numbers and I was thinking people would pay $500-600 for it.

    Some bikes just don't have that panache even though they are worth every penny and more.

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    I'm not crazy about aluminum VRC bikes or I'd already own it! I might love the parts spec just enough to make an offer though. As for V brake bikes/forks, you just need to get a little creative to mount canti brakes! Thanks for the info! I'll post a new thread if I decide to pull the trigger.

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    Thanks for the help guys! Live and learn... Two more to go!

    Next up: 1982 Stumpy

    Question:
    In your (speaking to the group) opinion, does an untouched find bring more money than a sorted and polished one? It's a little late with my Stumpy as I've lightly cleaned and loved on this one, stopping short of a full tear down, clean, and rebuild. Mostly got it ready for camping and neighborhood cruising.

    Thoughts?

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    i was watching one on Fleabay the other day a 83 oneowner with 20 miles sell for $340. I think whoever got that got a damn good deal. Ive found a couple locally both way too big and they wanted $500 or more for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    Thanks for the help guys! Live and learn... Two more to go!

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    In your (speaking to the group) opinion, does an untouched find bring more money than a sorted and polished one? It's a little late with my Stumpy as I've lightly cleaned and loved on this one, stopping short of a full tear down, clean, and rebuild. Mostly got it ready for camping and neighborhood cruising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    Thanks for the help guys! Live and learn... Two more to go!

    Next up: 1982 Stumpy

    Question:
    In your (speaking to the group) opinion, does an untouched find bring more money than a sorted and polished one? It's a little late with my Stumpy as I've lightly cleaned and loved on this one, stopping short of a full tear down, clean, and rebuild. Mostly got it ready for camping and neighborhood cruising.

    Thoughts?
    Original is more desirable than 'updated' with new, but low end parts.

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    Sure, I'm mostly referring to the $25,000 Stumpy on Fleabay that I believe to be newer than mine, less original, and not very clean...

    Barn fresh = big $$$?

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    No, maybe more desirable, but the guy that has it listed for 25k is insane, search the sold auctions for "vintage stumpjumper" and that will give you an idea of what they sell for. They were mass produced, not saying they aren't nice but you'd be real hard pressed to get a grand out of one, maybe a full on pink team issue. Its not gonna bring Ritchey type money or any other handmade bike, and some fillet brazed Ritchey's don't even bring a grand in good condition.

    If it is a 82 which they made only 500 or so maybe a few more you have a better shot at getting more than $5 or $600, if its a 83 they made 15 to 20,000 of them.

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    Sure, I'm mostly referring to the $25,000 Stumpy on Fleabay that I believe to be newer than mine, less original, and not very clean...

    Barn fresh = big $$$?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYCLEJCE View Post
    Sure, I'm mostly referring to the $25,000 Stumpy on Fleabay that I believe to be newer than mine, less original, and not very clean...

    Barn fresh = big $$$?
    You're kidding, right? You are aware that there's a difference in what people pay for stuff vs. what people want for it right? You just named yourself as an example today with your Rock Lobster. Don't use unsold ebay auctions that have been wallowing in the morass of foreverville as your compass on value.

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    I just check the sold bikes in the last couple months, usually its a month because i do alot on my phone, that way i can determine a ballpark value to list something for. I just sold the Stumpjumper Team i had put on the first page of this thread for $300 buy it now started it at $225 and a guy offered $300. Instead of putting some crazy number on a bike that might take forever to sell. Thats what the crazy BBC does, they never sell any of there complete bikes, mainly components. I think the rarest thing they have for sale is a Fat Chance for 6 grand and to top it off has Pro Caliber for 25gs that doesn't make any sense. There just trying to drive the value up on there stock by putting high prices on everything then maybe everyone else will follow...kinda dumb
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    You're kidding, right? You are aware that there's a difference in what people pay for stuff vs. what people want for it right? You just named yourself as an example today with your Rock Lobster. Don't use unsold ebay auctions that have been wallowing in the morass of foreverville as your compass on value.
    Just looking for some guidance. Trying to get the most for my babies, hopefully others are learning from this exchange too. And no, I don't expect to get anywhere near 25k for my Stumpy. I would, however, like to know if its worth more untouched or overhauled. I thought I was pretty clear about that.

    If no one is interested in what these bikes actually sell for I'll keep it to myself. Though I doubt this is the case.

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    I know this much the people that are the regulars on here know alot more about bikes than you or I do and sometimes there answers aren't what you wanna hear but there at least being honest about it 99% of the time, i thought alot of them were kinda jerks at first but if you do your own research and troll around here you can learn alot from them, and then the lightbulb will come on in that head and you'll realize.....you should have read some of the posts before it was cleaned up
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    Quote Originally Posted by YakimaDeathYaks View Post
    I know this much the people that are the regulars on here know alot more about bikes than you or I do and sometimes there answers aren't what you wanna hear but there at least being honest about it 99% of the time, i thought alot of them were kinda jerks at first but if you do your own research and troll around here you can learn alot from them, and then the lightbulb will come on in that head and you'll realize.....you should have read some of the posts before it was cleaned up
    I was gonna say, you seem to have learned a lot because I remember when you first came aboard. Glad you just wrote that! I learned a lot too. It certainly was trial by fire when I first landed as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YakimaDeathYaks View Post
    I know this much the people that are the regulars on here know alot more about bikes than you or I do and sometimes there answers aren't what you wanna hear but there at least being honest about it 99% of the time, i thought alot of them were kinda jerks at first but if you do your own research and troll around here you can learn alot from them, and then the lightbulb will come on in that head and you'll realize.....you should have read some of the posts before it was cleaned up
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    Hi All,
    I have a 1985-86 Fisher Mt Tam. I bought a one new in 85' but the seat collar separated from the seat tube within the first month. So they sent me an 86' model at the end of 85' because they did not have any more 85' green/yellow fades left to send me.

    I rode it all the time for 3 years before it became a back-up bike and lived in the garage up until now. I am considering selling it but am not sure of potential interest or value.

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    in crested butte we received three or four of the first ten stump jumpers ever made. but two months before they showed up at bicycles etc., the tune-up bike shop in gunnison had received the unavega alpina. these are, imho, the first mass produced mountain bike in world. my brother still has one, but it's stored outside. what's it worth? so i can talk him into putting it inside where i think it belongs. did anyone see the 25,000 stumpy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    in crested butte we received three or four of the first ten stump jumpers ever made. but two months before they showed up at bicycles etc., the tune-up bike shop in gunnison had received the unavega alpina. these are, imho, the first mass produced mountain bike in world. my brother still has one, but it's stored outside. what's it worth? so i can talk him into putting it inside where i think it belongs. did anyone see the 25,000 stumpy?
    Can you get a S# off of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by den haag View Post
    in crested butte we received three or four of the first ten stump jumpers ever made. but two months before they showed up at bicycles etc., the tune-up bike shop in gunnison had received the unavega alpina. these are, imho, the first mass produced mountain bike in world. my brother still has one, but it's stored outside. what's it worth? so i can talk him into putting it inside where i think it belongs. did anyone see the 25,000 stumpy?
    The Stumpy or Univega?

    Several years ago I sold a first generation Stumpy in great condition on eBay and it sold for maybe $500? I forget the price but it wasn't a huge amout. The bike was cool because it was one of the first mountain bikes and started the sport, however, it was hand's down the worst riding bike I've ever owned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bewheels View Post
    I rode it all the time for 3 years before it became a back-up bike and lived in the garage up until now. I am considering selling it but am not sure of potential interest or value.
    Fisher's don't bring in much money when sold, unfortunately. It's a great looking bike and probably rides really well.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Not sure without pictures, but assuming you're saying it's been out in the open this whole time, a rusty univega is only going to be a $60 bike at the end of the day, if that.

    That GF is nice and should be worth more than it gets. I think it's the obnoxiousness of Gary's own self promotion that tanked his own brand. I would keep it as it looks great and a fun bike.

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    what's a good price to pay for a set of used Cooks Bros Racking cranks? 175mm, black, with both single and triple ring setup? there's some scuffing on the arms, but they're straight. not sure what to offer for them.

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    Depends on the model. Do you know which ones?

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    here's pics from the seller:




    I don't know enough about them to know what model...

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    Maybe $120 with the change out cotters, there is a set on Fleabay for $41 with a couple days left in really nice shape.
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    Looks like williwoods old cranks, he sold those for 120
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    ok, thanks guys. what years were these made?

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    That's the "F" series cranks made from 1996-2002.
    Brand new NOS with new rings goes for about $400 and ones in the pictures above would sell in the $90- $150 range.

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    cool. thanks!

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    I have an 86 yellow High Sierra that I want to sell, but do not know what I should ask. Please help! Thanks in advance.


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    Market value depends a lot on location, condition and presentation, among other factors. Where are you? To get advice here photos would help.

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    I have an 86 yellow High Sierra that I want to sell, but do not know what I should ask. Please help! Thanks in advance.

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    The blue book value on a 96 high sierra is $100. They dont even have an 86 listed.....

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    Here are some pics.

    Here are some pics.
    If they didn,t come through, I will try again.

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    Pics???

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    I didn't take 'em. I'm new here too and can't help you with that.

    You might try watching your local Craig's list for a week or so and see if you can get a sense of what people in your area are asking for generic 80's mountain bikes. The High Sierra was a decent bike-- much better than a big box bike, but beyond that nothing special, really. Things will move along more quickly if you don't try to squeeze the last sou out of it.
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    I had a 84 or so Sierra I bought new ,I think I paid 250$

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    Suntour MP-1000's

    So last night I sold a road bike which resulted in me getting cash as well as a Univega Alpina Ultima, I believe it is a 1983.

    I believe there is a pair of Suntour MP-1000's on it. If I post a picture later today can someone help me identify them? I've also noticed that on some vintage BMX forums they seem to be pretty popular, could someone also suggest what they are worth?

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    1995 Trek 8700 ZX Series ATB Carbon Frame

    Original owner of this rig been sitting around collecting dust most of it's 18-year life. Frame comes in at just 1697 grams as pictured. I have all the original parts to put it back together with Deore LX group and Rock Shox Judy XC less the orignal grips, saddle, tires, rear wheel and stem.

    WIW complete or frame only?

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    Found 1998 Klein Pulse Comp

    Asking $125. Completely stock, in good shape. Original Bontrager FS Plus 10 saddle is immaculate and the Rock Shox Indy C fork still works. I'm thinking about upgrading this to Shimano XTR M951 parts and Mavic SUP 517 wheels and flipping it for a profit. Yea or nay? Or, should I just ride it and keep it for it's cool vintage appeal?
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    Bike Blue Book Value

    Quote Originally Posted by driftin'by View Post
    Original owner of this rig been sitting around collecting dust most of it's 18-year life. Frame comes in at just 1697 grams as pictured. I have all the original parts to put it back together with Deore LX group and Rock Shox Judy XC less the orignal grips, saddle, tires, rear wheel and stem.

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    Keep it.

    Putting better parts on it and selling it won;t net a profit. The parts would be worth more by themselves than if hung on a '98 Pulse.
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    i was trying to find an old pic of my 1992 wheeler 7700 with easton frame. no luck
    amazing the quality parts on it from the early 90s.
    i had upgraded the tires, added shimano 747 spds, added a manitou 3 shock (brand new for 93 i believe) and it had mavic rims...man i wish i had it back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkev21 View Post
    i was trying to find an old pic of my 1992 wheeler 7700 with easton frame. no luck
    amazing the quality parts on it from the early 90s.
    i had upgraded the tires, added shimano 747 spds, added a manitou 3 shock (brand new for 93 i believe) and it had mavic rims...man i wish i had it back!

    Not as common in the US, but I bet you can find one in the UK (or on RBUK).
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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    That's the "F" series cranks made from 1996-2002.
    Brand new NOS with new rings goes for about $400 and ones in the pictures above would sell in the $90- $150 range.
    Howabout a virgin pair of e-cranks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemoMike View Post
    Howabout a virgin pair of e-cranks?
    Good condition used E-types have been selling in the $100-$180 range depending on cosmetics. NOS unused unmounted goes for higher prices.

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    Cheers.

    Yeah, these are unmounted...

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    Hi. I just saved this rockhopper comp out of the back of my buddies truck headed to the dump. Should I have left it there? What do I do with this? Should I get some tires, tune it up and hit the trail retro-style? I love the chromoly and like the idea of putting a new fork on it. Is that possible with this head tube? Thanks, Brian.
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    free bike you say? a tune-up is all you'll most likely need and a good cleaning and you got yourself a nice grocery getter or bar bike.

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    OK, without the link this time....

    Whats the market on a decent late 80's Nishiki Alien with Tange tubes & fork? Looks to be mostly origional with Deore/XT all over. Some paint flaws, but i think it'll clean up nicely. Haven't seen it in person yet as it is for sale across town.

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    My wife finally "won" a battle, if I want to keep buying more bike stuff, I need to sell some first...

    The problem is I have no idea how much things go for..

    Here are a few examples..

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    Kona fire mountain frame in sad cosmetic shape but no dents of deep damage with a Mag 21 fork.


    I also have a Kona Explosive frame (size 17") a black stumjumper "comp" M2 (1995 I think) and a 91' Stumpjumper team in black and purple (size 17") just to name a few..

    Anyway thanks for the help..

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    You might get $100 for the Ritchey and $50 for the Kona on craigslist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    You might get $100 for the Ritchey and $50 for the Kona on craigslist.
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    Kona wasn't ever anything special and the Ritchey is beat.
    Maybe if it had better pictures or a more complete bike, then you might have me but otherwise is typical Craigslist bike fodder.

    Another reason is that vintage bike frame prices have been dropping significantly in the last few months. this could be a seasonal price fluctuation or it could be that with the economy the way it is, more people have been flooding the market with older frames.
    FWIW, I just picked up a 93 Klein fram with original moonrise paintjob for $202.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Kona wasn't ever anything special and the Ritchey is beat.
    Maybe if it had better pictures or a more complete bike, then you might have me but otherwise is typical Craigslist bike fodder.

    Another reason is that vintage bike frame prices have been dropping significantly in the last few months. this could be a seasonal price fluctuation or it could be that with the economy the way it is, more people have been flooding the market with older frames.
    FWIW, I just picked up a 93 Klein fram with original moonrise paintjob for $202.
    Ritchey Ascents usually go for around $3-400 depending on condition I think. Konas have some nice frames, but not really collector bikes unless you're in the UK it seems.

    Which Klein frame did you get for $202?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fillet-brazed View Post

    Which Klein frame did you get for $202?
    Pinnacle with matching RS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Pinnacle with matching RS.
    That's about normal. It's the Kleins with the rigid aluminum forks that are highly sought after.

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    I know an Attitude or Adroit is the much preferred frame- I'll get one for $500 shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3s View Post
    I just bought this GT I-Drive marathon 2 months ago. Couldnt find much about this bike, but I was wondering… did I pay to much? I know it’s a model that isn’t around a lot, so maybe a new classic. Think it’s a ‘03/’04 you tell me…. B200920075 BI-1313

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Modern bike in a vintage forum is worth $0.00.
    Didn't say it was a vintage bike. Thought a 10 year old, rare model, bike could be named "a classic". I'll wait another 5 or 10 years and ask again.
    MTB's are around since '79, so I think a 10 year old bike in the history of 34 years of MTB is quite old... and not a modern bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3s View Post
    Didn't say it was a vintage bike. Thought a 10 year old, rare model, bike could be named "a classic". I'll wait another 5 or 10 years and ask again.
    MTB's are around since '79, so I think a 10 year old bike in the history of 34 years of MTB is quite old... and not a modern bike.
    Not so much around these parts. Anything after cantilever brakes is new...let alone a mid travel full suspension bike with disc brakes.
    No such thing as a 'rare' GT. Looks like I-Drives are selling between $200-500. Maybe you'll get more for yours since its clean and a Marathon variant.
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    Have a 1998 Gary Fisher Joshua X1 in NEW shape since my wife only took it out a few times on paved trails, less than 10 miles I'm guessing. All original. The BB says $275 (here), but any chance it's worth more?

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    according to BBB, it's got low end components. If yours has higher end components or is in excellent like new condition, you might be able to get more money for it. That particular bike wasn't well received by the masses either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Pinnacle with matching RS.
    I think you overpaid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    I think you overpaid...
    maybe, but I doubt you can get one for cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    maybe, but I doubt you can get one for cheaper.
    Replying affirmatively would mean I'd be bragging about buying a Pinnacle and that's something I'm not willing to do at this point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smrtin View Post
    bragging about buying a pinnacle and that's something i'm not willing to do at this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Replying affirmatively would mean I'd be bragging about buying a Pinnacle and that's something I'm not willing to do at this point.
    Ive never heard of anyone complaining about older Kleins- you would be the first. I understand it's not an Adroit or an Attitude but it does have the original Moonrise paintjob in great condition. Is there some issue with Pinnacles that you're not saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    Is there some issue with Pinnacles that you're not saying?
    Thread is called 'What it's worth' - you said you paid $200 for a Pinnacle, I said I thought you over paid. End of story.

    The Pinnacle is a fine bike, but Klein made 1000s of them and they are available all day long for a song and a dance, regardless of the paintjob. Case in point I bought one a couple weeks ago for $80 just to get some Ti chainrings that were on it.

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    ok- I wasn't trying to argue, just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMRTIN View Post
    Thread is called 'What it's worth' - you said you paid $200 for a Pinnacle, I said I thought you over paid. End of story.

    The Pinnacle is a fine bike, but Klein made 1000s of them and they are available all day long for a song and a dance, regardless of the paintjob. Case in point I bought one a couple weeks ago for $80 just to get some Ti chainrings that were on it.
    FWIW, I just saw another one sell on Fleabay for $336. That seems like a high price, I paid in the middle and you got a good deal.

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    Bontrager CX. I realize it's not a mountain bike but you guys are the ones with the knowledge in this area. Black with original steelman fork. Ridden but in very good condition. Not original componentry, modern campy shifters running xtr and a dura ace crankset. Pics to follow. WIW?

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    More important, what size is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdboxerdog View Post
    Bontrager CX. I realize it's not a mountain bike but you guys are the ones with the knowledge in this area. Black with original steelman fork. Ridden but in very good condition. Not original componentry, modern campy shifters running xtr and a dura ace crankset. Pics to follow. WIW?
    Top tube is 56 ctc actual,
    Chorus carbon shifters running xtr rear and suntour front
    Dura ace crankset, xt headset, Thompson setback post, machine tech cantilever brakes, beautiful salsa stem.

    Hopefully my pic will show up...

    Edit-it has become painfully obvious I am not a photographer
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    Mammoth RC201 RC202 Tracker

    I got a buddy that has one I think a RC201 full deore XT top mount friction levers
    in good shape.
    I would consider it a 7 out of 10 in terms of condition.

    Is this bike worth anything?

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    Are these the "good" hubs or the crappy Taiwain made ones?



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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Are these the "good" hubs or the crappy Taiwain made ones?
    You're asking after you hit the BIN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kdboxerdog View Post
    Top tube is 56 ctc actual,
    Chorus carbon shifters running xtr rear and suntour front
    Dura ace crankset, xt headset, Thompson setback post, machine tech cantilever brakes, beautiful salsa stem.
    Did you ever get an answer?

    The frame is pretty desirable among Bontrager fans. The seem to see for around $400-$600 (but they don't show up that often). The components add some value, but probably not a lot.
    Each bicycle owned exponentially increases the probability that none is working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    Are these the "good" hubs or the crappy Taiwain made ones?
    OK, I'll try to answer my own question. The auction description describes these wheels as having been built in 1993. However the rims are 217s, which were introduced in 1995 and the WTB New Paradigm Hubs (which these appear to be) were also introduced around 1995.

    to quote Rumpfy from another thread discussing the New Paradigm hubs:

    ... My understanding is that the 36h version was US made, all others (including early decal 32h) are made over seas. Eventually all made over seas.

    Halaburt can confirm.
    So far there has been no confirmation from Halaburt in the other thread.

    I'm not necessarily looking for a dollar value on these. I paid what I paid and will be happy to have this excellent set of wheels, just curious as to the transition that WTB made from onshore to offshore production with their hubs.

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    These were USA made New Paradigm hubs. Looks the same, eh? FWIW, I have heard that the Taiwanese front ones were fine but the rear ones weren't great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classen View Post
    OK, I'll try to answer my own question. The auction description describes these wheels as having been built in 1993. However the rims are 217s, which were introduced in 1995 and the WTB New Paradigm Hubs (which these appear to be) were also introduced around 1995.

    to quote Rumpfy from another thread discussing the New Paradigm hubs:



    So far there has been no confirmation from Halaburt in the other thread.

    I'm not necessarily looking for a dollar value on these. I paid what I paid and will be happy to have this excellent set of wheels, just curious as to the transition that WTB made from onshore to offshore production with their hubs.

    I have a set as well. 28f/32r. I've paid between $35-50 for a rear hub in clean shape. I don't think they tend to pull the money that the Classics do. Neat workhorse wheelset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laffeaux View Post
    Did you ever get an answer?

    The frame is pretty desirable among Bontrager fans. The seem to see for around $400-$600 (but they don't show up that often). The components add some value, but probably not a lot.
    Yours is the first. Thank you!

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    New question here. Marin Quake 5 (1997) estimate of costs?

    Hi.
    I'm thinking to sell my old Marin Quake 5 fully from 1997.
    In my humble opinion, it's the most interessting frame form; designed by a formula one designer (hm...).

    Anyway, I have to much bikes and I need space.
    How much $/€ can I request for these bike?








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    If you ask more than a few hundred, I doubt you'll see much action.

    Not a rare or unusual bike, nothing about it is terribly collectible. Near as I can tell, it hasn't seen any substantive upgrades, so it's not a good candidate for a strip and flip either. Just an old, early FS.

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    From what I've seen on the local sites, the non-traditional "Y" type frames are a hard sell.

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    Klein Adroit

    I bought this '95 Klein Adroit new. I'm assuming from the serial number, 19X0995088, that it's a 19" frame manufactured 09/95? I did some gentle rail trail riding on it, probably less than 500 miles, and parked it. The whole bike is in very good to excellent condition except for one thing. Unfortunately, while weighing it, the scales fell from the ceiling and put a small dent in the top tube. The bike has all the original components, right down to the tires and cables which still shift smoothly.

    I've decided it's time to sell it and have no idea of it's value considering the dented top tube. I was hoping someone here might provide some insight with regards to it's value and verify the model info I'm assuming at this point. I've attached a few photos to show the bike. I have more photos if interested. Thanks for your attention.

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    Oooof, with that dent, not a whole lot man. Maybe $500 if you're lucky. I'd sell the tires separately.

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    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, I was wondering if I would come out better just parting it out. But that's such a hassle and I wouldn't know what to ask for that stuff either. The tires were used even less that the bike. I put on some Bontrager Revolts for the rail trail stuff.

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    23yr Old Specialized Ground Control Extreme 26x1.95 Tires. I certainly wouldn't ride them, but there is lots of tread on them and they look ok from afar. People still use these for display bikes? Not worth what it would cost to ship? Dumpster material?

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    FCT, I loved those tires...would ride em til they wore out and smile the whole way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    FCT, I loved those tires...would ride em til they wore out and smile the whole way.

    Steve
    I dunno, these are pretty dry, crumbly and stiff. They could maybe be re-installed and pulled off a few more times, but I'm not riding them! Teeth are underrated.
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    Send them my way if you're going to toss them.

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    Loved those for a rear. Those paddles dug in nicely.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve View Post
    FCT, I loved those tires...would ride em til they wore out and smile the whole way.

    Steve
    Ya, I'd ride them too. Foolishly and unsafely...but ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Ya, I'd ride them too. Foolishly and unsafely...but ya.
    I'm hoping so - that's the only way I'll finish ahead of you in Keyesville next year
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    I hope the member that is getting these photographs their eventual epic failure in spectacular fashion. That's all I ask!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy View Post
    Ya, I'd ride them too. Foolishly and unsafely...but ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
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    Why is there an mtbr watermark on my picture?
    I noticed they also did that on an old picture of Tomac. What's up with that??

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    I pulled that from Kurt's write up which was an "official" MTBR article...


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    So... Mtbr stole my picture, and then watermarked it so they'd get credit if someone else stole it from them?

    Heinous fuc.kery most foul
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    Heinous fuc.kery most foul
    Sounds about right
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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    So... Mtbr stole my picture, and then watermarked it so they'd get credit if someone else stole it from them?

    Heinous fuc.kery most foul
    Right!?


    Also, that was an expensive morning.
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    If by expensive you mean hilarious




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    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    You diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick.
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    bwah haa haa! Love all the Keyesville series featuring Rumpfy. Some of the best VRC biking sequences EVAH.

    Some tductape and anomie series are good too. Can't wait to ride more with tductape because I bet he's got lots of picture-worthy malfunctions and crashes.

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/u8XOB4XpsBw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    ha! I'm going to have to parse out this discussion for its own thread for longevity sake. What should the title be?

    Old tires and who should use them?

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    Awesome vid!

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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    ha! I'm going to have to parse out this discussion for its own thread for longevity sake. What should the title be?

    Old tires and who should use them?

    Something about what a badass I am?
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    Quote Originally Posted by girlonbike View Post
    bwah haa haa! Love all the Keyesville series featuring Rumpfy. Some of the best VRC biking sequences EVAH.
    Haha! You're welcome? As many failures as successes. Would be KV without them!
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    >starts digging through k'ville albums<

    Vince and BD in the pit are amongst my favorites
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    I don't know why, but that tube reminds me of a snake eating itself, haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hollister View Post
    >starts digging through k'ville albums<

    Vince and BD in the pit are amongst my favorites
    haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook View Post
    haha!

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    That had me actually LOL
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    Probably the dumbest thing I've ever done on a bike (that's me crashing into CK at zero miles an hour), and that's saying something...

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Anomie- View Post
    Probably the dumbest thing I've ever done on a bike
    Yeah, but you were there at Repack 35, whereas most of us just watch videos of it.

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    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

    How about this? It's in fantastic shape with lots of period correct parts.

    Small Yo-Eddy
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    Action tec ti BB
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    22.3#s with the pedals and bottle cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    $400

    Are you kidding me..??

    If it was my size I pay around $1500 for it..

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    Ya thanks. $400 is pathetically low.

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    Is this a Real Klein...??


    If so how much I can sell the frame for..??

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Are you kidding me..??

    If it was my size I pay around $1500 for it..
    If I were in the business of buying and selling bicycles, then I would looka t how much the components could be easily sold for.
    King Hubs $100/pr
    Cook E-types $75
    SRAM stuff $25
    BB $50
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    frame anywhere from $100-$300 depending on condition, size, and scarcity.
    So I'd offer $400 for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patineto View Post
    Is this a Real Klein...??


    If so how much I can sell the frame for..??
    IF you can sell a Pulse frame, maybe $50 for a newer model like this. This is late 90's and therefore not a "true" klein.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    IF you can sell a Pulse frame, maybe $50 for a newer model like this. This is late 90's and therefore not a "true" klein.
    But Klein did make the Pulse frames before they sold out to trek, at least they did in 1994 but this is a 1995 so I'm not sure...

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    the trek pulse frames didn't have internal routing. ^true klein^

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    Quote Originally Posted by s4gobabygo View Post
    the trek pulse frames didn't have internal routing. ^true klein^

    Yes that is what I think too, I sold a few of the Pulse's in 1994 and the look exactly the same as this ones, then we drop the contract when Gary announce the sale to trek..

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    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.
    That is the way the Pulse's from Klein where lettered exactly, maybe it was new old stock from 1994..

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.
    well that's just semantics. i draw the line when trek started making frames. i own a pre-trek pulse like the one above from 1995, and a post-trek pulse with traditional top-of-top-tube cable routing from 1996. the frames are remarkably different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    I'll go a step further in the definition of the true Klein- it's with the older style lettering, not what is featured on the Pulse.
    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal.../Klein1994.pdf page 18 may be relevant.

    http://www.mtb-kataloge.de/Bikekatal.../Klein1995.pdf page 5 may be of interest

    Original poster, what is the serial number?

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    as far as i know, there were no differences in pulse frames from 94 to 95. both years were offered with sea and sky as well. the serial number should be the only indicator.

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    I just got a free bike that I want to use as an instructional tool for myself to learn to work on before I eventually go out and spend real money on a real bike. At the same time I don't know if the free bike I got is worth the money I'll be spending on parts. I'd hate to rebuild it and then find out at some point that it's complete garbage. I plan on keeping it as a second bike so I'd like to know I have a quality frame and not just a big box store BSO.


    I'm really not concerned with dollar value per se, more just to know if the frame I have is worthy of decent parts, and more importantly, what the heck it is so I know what I can and can't buy/order online. It has (had) 5 coats of paint on it and a mish mash of parts and components that are probably not original. None of the original labels, decals or face plates are on it. It has a single crown fork and a serial number on the seatpost mast about 2" from the top. Google searches have not given me any results. The SN format is one number, one letter, then 5 more numbers (eg: 8D55567). It also has old style cantilever brakes with a hanger and cable that runs from one side to the other. No suspension on the bike at all.

    Is this the right subforum for ID'ing bikes or is this one specifically for assessing value to bikes that are identifiable? I have pics but I don't want to come off as a spammer posting them all over the place and piss people off. If I'm in the wrong subforum, could someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Yep but you better post a pics before the wolves come out

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain_Spaulding View Post
    I just got a free bike that I want to use as an instructional tool for myself to learn to work on before I eventually go out and spend real money on a real bike. At the same time I don't know if the free bike I got is worth the money I'll be spending on parts. I'd hate to rebuild it and then find out at some point that it's complete garbage. I plan on keeping it as a second bike so I'd like to know I have a quality frame and not just a big box store BSO.


    I'm really not concerned with dollar value per se, more just to know if the frame I have is worthy of decent parts, and more importantly, what the heck it is so I know what I can and can't buy/order online. It has (had) 5 coats of paint on it and a mish mash of parts and components that are probably not original. None of the original labels, decals or face plates are on it. It has a single crown fork and a serial number on the seatpost mast about 2" from the top. Google searches have not given me any results. The SN format is one number, one letter, then 5 more numbers (eg: 8D55567). It also has old style cantilever brakes with a hanger and cable that runs from one side to the other. No suspension on the bike at all.

    Is this the right subforum for ID'ing bikes or is this one specifically for assessing value to bikes that are identifiable? I have pics but I don't want to come off as a spammer posting them all over the place and piss people off. If I'm in the wrong subforum, could someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thanks in advance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by YakimaDeathYaks View Post
    Yep but you better post a pics before the wolves come out
    Great thanks...I'm a member of some really heavily moderated forums so I didn't want to just blast pics all over the place.


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    Holly skyscrapers unless your 7'10" you might hurt yourself on that. Remove the rear brake and look for an more appropriate frame

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    LOL, I'm actually 6'4". It's not that bad. I have a rear brake on order...nobody has them in stock (in my price range).

    Just a few more details...when I sanded the paint off, I left it out in the yard and it got rained on a bit. The bare metal was wet but after 3 days it's still not showing any rust. The frame does attract a magnet so I know it's ferrous, just can't figure out why it won't rust.

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    If you got that bike for free it certainly isn't overpriced. As for the rear brakes I wasn't kidding, they look like they might be Mafac bodies. If you are going to change them give them to me, ha seriously the bike and parts are not worth anything and could cause injury or even death if off road.

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    Oh, you meant remove them and KEEP them...I get it. They certainly work well, I've just heard horror stories of that horizontal cable coming loose and stopping the bike dead in its tracks.

    I'm by no means arguing but what makes you say the bike isn't worth anything? The size? Can you just tell by the frame shape? I actually only plan on using it to ride on paved paths with my kids so off road/trails is certainly not a concern. Is it really that bad? The 5 coats of paint make it look terrible, I know. Just so I know (I'm trying to learn about this stuff), what makes it so bad? The type of fork? The lack of suspension (which I don't really care about)?

    And I was pretty sure the parts aren't worth anything. What I'm trying to determine is if it's worthwhile putting good parts on it. If not, why? I'd like to know what to look for for my next aquisition.

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    It looks like a old Bianchi 84 or 85 maybe
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    Well you just don't know what rust is going on inside vintage forks. My experience is not to trust vintage frames unless you know where they have been. I have large facial scares to prove. As Cher's manager said "just ride it till the wheels fall off" and look she is still around so it does work for some people.

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    I say keep it for a practice bike to build. Strip it down to bare metal and find out how much work it will be to fix it. Parts come off as easily as they go on. Just don't buy expensive parts that are specific to that particular bike. Find the correct component group and rebuild it.

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    Vintage Kona Full suspension

    I just bought a 1996 Kona "Sex Too" full susser.

    It is all standard, except that it has been fitted with "Manitou Mach 5 SX" suspension forks.
    These are also from the mid 1990's.

    The bike is generally fine, it has Magura hydraulic rim brakes, a high pressure "Fox Alps 4" shock (which has lost it's damping) and the classic Kona 4 point linkage rear end. The frame is a 16"

    The weight is only 25 pounds!

    The thing is, I am not sure what to do with it. I will have to get the rear shock rebuilt but the front fork seems OK. The brakes work fine and the transmission is all good.
    The frame has a few scratches but it is not bad enough to warrant a repaint, although I guess I could get the front main frame done (it's yellow)

    What would it be worth? I might fix it up and bang it on the bay.

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    Start with reading the stickies at the top of this forum. This is a WIW thread question, but you already kind answered it yourself. You won't get a lot for it.
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    Let's see the Lotus...

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    Some time ago I got a stem/handlebar combo but know little about it, other than it's a Cannondale 1 1/4''

    Does anyone know more details? What bikes did it come on, is it a Cannondale product, and what could it be worth?

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    Need help with serial and value on bike

    I have an older Marin Indian Fire Trail
    I know the following 7000 custom tube set sticker
    its also Titanium. serial CK5KAXXXX
    White industries crank
    Can anyone tell me what this bike is worth. I bought it new in 1995 and
    its hardly been rode.

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    That Marin is aluminum, not titanium. If you put it on Craigslist, I'd expect you to get maybe $200-$250.
    Need: McMahon brake for roller cam mounts, Mountain Goat fork.

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    83 Schwinn Sierra

    I wish I had a picture but I gave the bike away today. someone gave it to me a few years ago and I haven't ridden it much so I figured I'd pass it on. Now I'm wondering if it was worth something. I am pretty sure it was an 83 Sierra. It was a rootbeer-ish color and was all original as far as I could tell except for tires and seat. It was 10 speed, white oval head badge, diacomp shifters and canti brakes. Any insight as to the worth would be greatly appreciated.

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    Phil Wood pedal

    I know the CHP version but haven't seen any like these. Are they rare rare?
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    rare or well-done. either way, they're fugly and clunky.

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    ritchey p23

    Hey I have a richey p23 1990 fame number 574 my first mtb bike what do you think this bike is worth just the frame and fork
    I have up graded every thing else thank guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by super11 View Post
    Hey I have a richey p23 1990 fame number 574 my first mtb bike what do you think this bike is worth just the frame and fork
    I have up graded every thing else thank guys
    $0 without pics. It could be a cream puff or a clapped out rust bucket.
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    Official What is it Worth thread (WIW)

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    rare or well-done. either way, they're fugly and clunky.
    Why do you hang out here. I've seen you on fb. You have no clue what anythings worth. LOL

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    Ti Project Twos. What are they worth?


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    why don't you send me a PM instead of here where your friends are around?
    those pedals are still lame clunky turds.

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    That Ti fork is nice looking. I believe they were $700 brand new in the 90's.
    No clue how much they're worth today- probably as much as you can get.

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    Are you under the impression that just because we haven't said anything that we don't know you're clueless?
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    I have a set of the CHP's but have never seen the others. I paid $100 for them NOS. With clips they make great commuter pedals.
    Quote Originally Posted by rismtb View Post
    I know the CHP version but haven't seen any like these. Are they rare rare?
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zygote2k View Post
    No clue how much they're worth today- probably as much as you can get.
    Wow.
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