Old 06-13-11, 07:58 AM
Thrifty Bill
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As is, $50 to $75. All cleaned up with matching tires, matching bottle cages, new cables, fully ready to ride, $150. Buyers of that era MTB do not pay extra for better components. They are looking for something that sparkles and is ready to ride. People buying project/dirty bikes are bargain hunters, who will clean it up and resell it at the higher price. I have had problems with that era shifter. How are they working?

Older MTBs get zero respect. The serious MTB riders want the latest and greatest: disc brakes, suspension, etc. That leaves you the recreational riders, that just want something good (and cheap) to ride with the kids.

Prices are Hooterville market (average market).

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