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    price check :p

    First, im not trying to sell the bike here, just see what people would pay for it.

    So, Would how much would this be worth? I built it intending to go mtbing, but im more of a road guy, and I dont wanna travel to the trails, so Im just going to stick to road biking.


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    I've done more ridiculous things than ride 55mi for poon.

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    Thats a nice looking bike. Im interesdod what kind of responses you get. I wouldnt have a guess on what i would pay for it.
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    Yea im looking at saving up to get a bd fixed gear bike haha. I already have a super nice full carbon roadie(imo), so i want a simple commuter. And fg is fun.
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
    I've done more ridiculous things than ride 55mi for poon.

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    ive rode a fixed gear a couple times, speedy for sure, and fun to freak people out and ride backward. i dont think i could ride one every day though.
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    I am selling a similar bike - actually an 2002 M4 with Fox Float fork, disc brakes, all XT. Asking $600... of course if this were listed on Craigslist, it would probably be listed for $1200 - not certain why everything on CL is double the price the bike is worth...
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    Is that frame green? It looks black, but I ask because according to bikepedia they list green as a color option in 1997 and 1998. I used to own a 1993 Sworks M2 and they don't have that listed, so it's possible it is a 1996 model(maybe even earlier). Does the frame have a replaceable derailleur hanger or is it built in? Hard to tell from the photos. You may want to even check the inside of the non-drive side dropout for the serial # - if I remember correctly, that's where the earlier models had the ser# and the first two numbers may identify the year. Mine read "93 XXXXXX".

    How much travel are you running up front? Looks like 120mm. If that is the case, I would be hesitant to sell it to anyone, considering it probably originally had 63-80mm(at most) of travel.

    Any older XC 26er hardtail is going to be more difficult to sell these days. Add to that the lightweight AL frame(see durability) and that it is completely changed from stock(maybe the XTR rear brake is the exception). If it were a completely original and mint(as the frame looks) S-works, I would venture a guess that it would actually be worth more than as it sits now - of course you would have to find a Spec fan that likes old school MTBs.

    It probably sounds low, but I'm thinking maybe $300. And that's not a price I would pay for it.

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    Its a anodized blue. I have been meaning to change the travel to 80 mm, but I dont know how... its a replaceable rd hanger, I had just put in a new derailleur hanger.i only got a new fork because the old rock shox judy xc carbonn fiber fork bottoms out even going off a curb.
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
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    Is that a new or used fork? Is it still pretty minty or looking/feeling used? That could make a decent difference in the value for anyone who knows what they're looking at, which they probably will since it's a SS. Most MTBers getting a SS aren't getting their first bike because it's not really a typical way to start out so they know what to look for when looking at a MTB. In any case, it looks like a pretty sweet bike and I'd say put it up on CL for $500 and see what happens. You can always lower the price if you don't get any hits after a week or so of posting it. A lot of price will depend on the market in your area.

    Speaking of the starting out on a SS thing, though - Have you ridden geared MTBs much? You might find that you enjoy it a lot more than SS. You could just throw a derailer, shifter, and a 9sp cassette on that bike and it would be really fun. SS is much more of a challenge on a MTB trail and can decrease your fun factor quite a bit if it isn't your thing. Roads are boring and should mostly just be used for transportation purposes.
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    i think part of my problem is that i have to drive like 15 min to a trail, and i dont know how to drive... and being a junior in high school, I dont have much time to begin with. And road riding is appealing to me because i can just find some spare time, and go. no cars or anything.

    The fork feels fine to me, except for the fact that the travel needs to be reduced. I was hoping to get at least 400, and now that seems somewhat feasible.
    Quote Originally Posted by johnnytheboy
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    Check out the bay. Old MTB's don't bring much money with one prominent exception, old Stumpjumpers. Old Stumpjumpers are easily bringing over $200 for bikes that haven't had a tune up in 10 years and have ancient elastomer forks that are probably rigid by now. You should be able to get the $400 you want. When you list it, try using the more well known Stumpjumper name followed by S-Works.
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