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Old 09-20-07, 10:55 PM   #1
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why aren't classic mtb's worth anything????

oh wait..........

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=230171347924



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Old 09-20-07, 11:12 PM   #2
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Wow, 49 bids, well over 2 days to go, $3600 so far, the reserve hasn't been met, and the frame has had a major repair. That's nuts.

FWIW, my first decent mountain bike was a '90 RaleighUSA. I literally wore that bike out, top to bottom. I'd take $5 for it-
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will sombody explain the logic behind that rear wheel?

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And whats going on here?

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Old 09-21-07, 05:44 AM   #4
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Wow, a Buckminster Fuller wheel.
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100-200 miles of use - then it got a cracked chainstay...

I think some of the MTBers haven't been wearing their helmets.
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100-200 miles of use - then it got a cracked chainstay...

I think some of the MTBers haven't been wearing their helmets.
But all of those miles have been downhill
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The original XTR parts make the new ones look like crap, IMO. I remember when the first version of that bike came out and it was like $6500 new.
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Why would you want a lighter bike for downhill cycling? I'd be loading that baby up with lead.
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In the early 90s suddenly lightweight stuff was available and racers used it indiscriminately, even for DH. After some spectacular failures, particularly of handlebars, folks wised up.

Soon no one was using an adapted XC bike for DH, leading to the 40+ lb monsters we see today.
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reserve still not met . . .
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The Tomac is one of the holy grails of vintage mountain bikes, rare as hell, and because of that many folks would fork out huge sums to own one.
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I cracked a chainstay at preicsely the same location on a ca. 1974 Peugeot UO-8.
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Un F***ing believable, wonder what the reserve is on that beast.
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To each his own I guess. I have a mountain bike, a 1999 Marin Alpine Trail that I've upgraded over the years but it's just a tool to get me up and down the mountain trails and something to use when my riding partners want to go mountain biking. I don't look at it in the same light as a road bike and certainly would not care about a vintage mountain bike. I need every advantage I can get off road and even the Marin is getting a bit long in the tooth. Probably because mountain bikes didn't exist in my formative years they don't carry that same tinge of nostalgia. I never even thought if one until I moved to Colorado.
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I got a couple '83s I can't give away. Bull moose baby!!
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