The below bike- 1998 Jamis Dragon 853 framed bike- middling components was offered for $395 delivered- no takers.
It probably was decontented -cheaper components etc installed at some time in the past.
Why didn't anyone think it was worth $395?
It is/was worth $370 to me.I wanted a nice steel frame- all around use- mainly street.
The various Trek 930 ,950,970 of the same vintage(mid late 1990's) sell for about $200 around here-NOLA now. They are DB True Temper tubing- roughly the same components as this one.Will sell my Trek 950 to finance this buy.
I'll take the Suspension fork off the 853 put on a rigid CROMO or CF fork.
So why are they in so little demand? MTBs still tough sales in most places?
In NOLA Good bikes(especially cromo or other quality steel and DB) sell well (lotta' college, post college students-male and female) Bikes cheaper than cars.