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Old 09-21-18, 05:32 PM
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Barn Find

All original except for maybe the rear reflector. Stored in a shed for probably 25 years. I'm guessing there is probably no collector value here but looks in excellent condition except for some nasty chain slap rash on the chain stay. The chain when found was on the small in front and the small in the rear. I bet the bike was maybe not ridden with the chain anywhere but in that chain slap location.
I'm trying to decide what to do. The stand over height is 32" and I'm 6'3". My thought is too keep it as original as possible after a complete going through. Would a collector want this bike or should I fix it up and ride it?
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Sounds right up my alley. Can we expect pics in the near future?
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Depends on maker. Can't tell any thing without pics and/or a better description.
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Can you at least tell us the brand and model?

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I found a rock in a shed today. Probably doesn't have much value, but hey, ya never know.
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Found a 77 superior for $35!
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I gotta find me a barn; shed's not working out for me, obviously.
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The subject bicycle appears to be a 1989 Specialized RockHopper with Shimano Mountain LX. At the time it was 6th in SBI's ATB, line, had a $499 MSRP and would have been considered lower mid-range. Undoubtedly, there will be people who would be interested but it's not a RockCombo or one of the StumpJumper variants, so it's not going to bring big dollars. I'd probably just keep it and ride it. There might be some issues with the drive side pedal, due to the missing dust cap. Picture assist....

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Nice, I have one !
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I tried to attach a photo but not successful. Still learning the ropes here.
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Yet another of a long list of late 1980s MTBs. No collector value at all. $50 to $75 in as found condition. Ready to ride, fresh tires, cables, bearings and grease, $125. Would sell as basic transportation/recreational ride.
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They are popular with some commuters, but there are lots of them and nobody wants to pay a lot for them.

There are some people who do collect certain early MTBs. I don't know if that is one. But, I doubt they would pay a fortune for the bikes.
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I'd pay $100+/- for that. I have a killer pair of skinny wheels that would make it a great townie
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Now that it's clear we are talking MTB, it is normal for a MTB frame size (and standover) to be smaller than a road bike for a given rider. Probably a good size for you.
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