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Should I buy this Specialized Stumpjumper?

Old 05-19-15, 11:50 PM
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Should I buy this Specialized Stumpjumper?

I found this listing on Craigslist a few days ago, but I don't know enough about bikes to know if its worth the $350 asking price?
There isn't much info about it either, apart from what can be seen in the photographs... I'm hoping someone far more bike-savvy than me can tell me their thoughts?
Thanks in advance!

Link to Craigslist for more photos: Specialized Stumpjumper mountain bike

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Old 05-20-15, 02:32 AM
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In condition as pictured, I would say it is worth 1/2 asking price, about $175. Even in the high demand Vancouver market, you should expect a clean, overhauled Stumpy at that price. About a mid 1990's vintage.
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Old 05-20-15, 10:27 AM
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No the price is just to high maybe worth half the asking price. Hard frame older MTB with mid level components figure $150-175 for an exsceptional example even in Vancouver.
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These old Stumpjumpers are great bikes but I agree, this one is simply too high. Maybe if it were extremely clean and completely overhauled. But it's dirty, it's been sitting, and was used for commuting duty at one time or another and probably needs a fair amount of work including new tires.

Grip shifters are a big turn off for me. I can't stand them. But tons of MTBs came with them back then.
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Wonder if I can talk the seller down...
Thanks guys for the quick responses. This is a very helpful community!
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Great bikes, but seriously only worth about $150 low end to $250 if it's perfect.
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1995. Here's the specs: 1995 Specialized Stumpjumper - BikePedia
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Prices have been creeping up on these...I think 250 is feasible, especially with the fenders and rack.

As far as inherent value, they're great commuters and the market values less them less than their inherent worth.
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Originally Posted by FastJake View Post
These old Stumpjumpers are great bikes but I agree, this one is simply too high. Maybe if it were extremely clean and completely overhauled. But it's dirty, it's been sitting, and was used for commuting duty at one time or another and probably needs a fair amount of work including new tires.

Grip shifters are a big turn off for me. I can't stand them. But tons of MTBs came with them back then.
What does this even mean?

He's in Canada, asking price is around $275 USD. Seller is probably expecting $225 or so which is right on the money.

Take care, flippers, driving 800 miles round trip to buy a bike at a bargain price. Get your lives together.
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Originally Posted by FRANK CANNON View Post
What does this even mean?

He's in Canada, asking price is around $275 USD. Seller is probably expecting $225 or so which is right on the money.

Take care, flippers, driving 800 miles round trip to buy a bike at a bargain price. Get your lives together.
If you read carefully, both the OP and the CL seller, are from Vancouver, BC, Canada, making your post moot.
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Originally Posted by FRANK CANNON View Post
What does this even mean?
Uhh... it means that I really don't like grip shifters. I figured that was pretty clear.
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Grip shifters are a big turn off for me. I can't stand them. But tons of MTBs came with them back then.

Originally Posted by FRANK CANNON View Post
What does this even mean?

He's in Canada, asking price is around $275 USD. Seller is probably expecting $225 or so which is right on the money.

Take care, flippers, driving 800 miles round trip to buy a bike at a bargain price. Get your lives together.

When I read that, I took it to mean FastJake doesn't like grip shifters and that he thinks a lot of mountain bikes had grip shifters as standard equipment back when the bike was made.
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Originally Posted by FRANK CANNON View Post
What does this even mean?

He's in Canada, asking price is around $275 USD. Seller is probably expecting $225 or so which is right on the money.

Take care, flippers, driving 800 miles round trip to buy a bike at a bargain price. Get your lives together.
It's been a while since I've seen so much smarm in a post that's this inaccurate.
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