A hard lesson in sell before it is too late.....

Nelson
Former Club President
I ride bikes

September 26, 2012, 08:41 PM

....it is far too late to expect $2100 for this relic....

I'd be lucky to get $6-700 parting it out on ebay to collectors...

http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/3297675136.html


~ i like social d


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The_Aaron
Victory!

September 26, 2012, 09:14 PM

Thanks for finding just the deal I've been looking for! You're the best Nelsy!


~ C'mon, lets go for a whirl


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Nelson
Former Club President
I ride bikes

September 26, 2012, 09:18 PM

everyone needs a dinosaur...


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September 26, 2012, 09:55 PM

Yeah, I got a good laugh on that post.


~ Burn rubber


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Nate W.
Club Raconteur

September 27, 2012, 10:28 AM

Another example...

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/bik/3261530569.html

"This nice Pro Flex Beast "survivor" is being offered for $600 or best offer. I have already described the main issue so don't call me and say the suspension needs to be replaced and try to low ball me."

Good luck find new elastomers for that turd.

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September 27, 2012, 01:42 PM

Ouch. Can't you get a crabon bike with at least discs for that much?

Not sure I've ever seen hydraulic cantis before, like on that second bike. That's pretty interesting.

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Walt Hougas
Trail Steward - Blue Mound SP
To Be A Man...

September 27, 2012, 01:54 PM

Ouch. Can't you get a crabon bike with at least discs for that much?

Not sure I've ever seen hydraulic cantis before, like on that second bike. That's pretty interesting.

I've got a pair of Magura Hydraulic rim brakes at home. Rim crushers!

Walt

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Nate W.
Club Raconteur

September 27, 2012, 01:57 PM

Rim crushers!

Yep they were popular in the trials crowd.

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September 27, 2012, 02:58 PM

This is feeding my recent urges to pick up a high end vintage bike.  While in CO a few weeks ago we came across a couple on Trek carbon Y bike and a Proflex/K2 OZ (5000) that looked to pretty much all original, they were straight out of a late 90's MTB magazine center fold. The owner of the shop I worked at back in the day had one of those K2's and looking back it was a bike that was ahead of it's time, full carbon, full suspension (electronically dampened on both ends) and weighing in around 25lb.  If I came across one those for sale today it would be mighty tempting.

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TheMayor1
Trail Steward - CamRock
Trail Steward
608-772-7833

September 27, 2012, 03:31 PM

You want vintage? Feast your eyes on this baby. Vintage top-end state of the art with ELEVATED CHAINSTAYS ;D I have this exact bike sitting in my garage.

http://auctionsound.s3.amazonaws.com/clients/ca0238/inventory/16287/13421385940001-img_3129_edit_1.jpg

Only bummer is I fubar'd the fork and front wheel in a major wipe out at Indian Lake back in the day. It now has the same fork but in a chromed model. That sweet neon pink fork was the cherry on top though ;D


~ Chuck Hutchens


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September 27, 2012, 03:44 PM

I would be tempted by a classic steed as well if the price were right.  I find it funny and annoying that folks with these bikes think the value remains high, when the opposite is true.  Mountain bikes are constantly changing and getting better, wheel sizes, suspension, frame design, weight, etc.......If you want some resale value, buy a road bike, not much changing in the short term, just the paint.
By the way, anyone want to buy my vintage Haro Vector - it's got the killer Softride suspension stem....how does $700 sound :D

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~ Burn rubber


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September 28, 2012, 10:32 AM

Rim crushers!

Yep they were popular in the trials crowd.

I got one on the rear of my Echo.

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September 28, 2012, 12:28 PM



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Nelson
Former Club President
I ride bikes

September 28, 2012, 02:09 PM

OMG. That decimal is one zero to the right of where it should be.


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September 28, 2012, 06:20 PM

OMG. That decimal is one zero to the right of where it should be.

But it has a carbon fiber uni-shock and AT2-LF bars.  Coil sprung and no damper, pure sweetness.

Gotta be better ad tha this one though:

http://madison.craigslist.org/bik/3264439609.html.

So sweet the guy can't be bothered to mention the manufacturer, group or an asking price.  Sure to sell in a heartbeat.

Plum

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