Old 09-25-12, 11:18 AM
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treebound 
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The reality of it (from my local viewpoint anyway) is that even though there is some interest in earlier BMX Mongoose branded bikes, that today the Mongoose brandname is more associated with Wal/K-Mart bikes and thus the value is lowered. Couple that with MTB's in general being valued lower and things don't look good. Recognized high quality brand name MTB's can fetch good money, but most are a hard sell, and any that I've managed to sell have been sort of converted into a commuter bike hybrid format before they had any interest shown in them (and even then it was a hard sell). Even a pristine Gary Fisher Marlin went cheap and it was in nearly showroom condition.

If you are thinking of selling it, good luck. But if you are thinking of fixing it up to ride then go for it and forget about what it might be worth to someone else. The last few MTB's I had were tuned up to ridable condition then donated to a local thrift shop.
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