Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Austin, tx
Bikes: 1989 Specialized Rockhopper
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Fair price for 1989 Rockhopper Comp
I have decided that I'm going to break down and buy me a new bike with with my tax rebate. I have an 89 Specialized Rockhopper Comp and a 90 Raleigh Eclipse commuter style hybrid that I'm going to sell to help ease my sticker shock.
I don't normally pay attention to prices and models and so forth so I don't really have an idea as to what I could get for them. To stay on topic I'm asking about my rockhopper here and my commuter in the proper forum.
The Rockhopper is an 18 inch frame with a 29 inch standover. It is almost all original including the toe clips, shifters, brakes, wheels and tires but in reasonably good shape for a 20 year old bike that has actually been used. I do all my own adjustments and have kept everything in working order. I have used it mostly for park bike trails but it does have moderate paint chips from being laid over and transported etc. so it is not 100% "Like new" condition.
I have seen some really trashed specialized bikes with asking prices more than the new bike I want but, being almost 20 years old, I'm not sure if this one would be considered "Outdated" or "Classic", It can be a fine line between them.
Any input about what I should ask/expect would be appreciated
Last edited by Radmax; 04-21-08 at 02:44 AM.