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Old 10-09-20, 07:42 PM
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Vintage Stumpjumper Value

I rarely ask for ideas on value because i know markets differ i,e, local Craigslist versus Ebay but i thought what the heck.
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this is a 1984 model, OEM 17 inch frame,24 inch wheels
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In my neck of the woods, a good quality, good condition rigid mtn bike will run $250US (selling price, not asking..there's lots of dreamers trying to sell entry-level rigids for more..). WIth covid demand maybe $50 up..if one wants to pay the premium. The one you've shown here looks very nice, but the 24 inch wheels reduces the pool potential buyers and value may drop a bit with it.
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Sweet Stumpy! Dual plane forks too. Looks all oem still? You bring that back here to NorCal where it looks like it was originally sold and you'll get some good $$$ for it.
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With a bit of clean looking nice ready to ride I would say $200-250. This one is juvenile 24" wheel version which will hold price down some compared to the 26" adult version in a medium size which are going for $300-350 in major markets.
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This one ticks a lot of check-boxes, with the BMX-style stem, metal thumbies, motorcycle-style brake levers, biplane fork, relaxed geometry, etc. There's also a well-established "Stumpy tax", meaning that any given Stumpjumper is automatically worth significantly more than a closely competitive Rockhopper, even in worse shape. The 24" wheel size may indeed be a minus, even though it's more rare than a 26"-er.

Whatever you do, get rid of that kickstand.
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In the past 3yrs, I've seen three different ads for a mid-1980s StumpJumper in 17in frame size with 24in wheels. One ad was, IIRC, $250. The other ad I can remember was north of $500. All ads were in the San Francisco vicinity (+100mi radius).

If components are in fairly good condition, if everything's operable (aka "needs nothing"), and if the frame and fork are undamaged (ie, no cracks or other clear weaknesses), then I'd think anywhere between $200-300 would be a reasonable price to pay. If it needed replacement of a variety of parts, or if maintenance hadn't been done "in years" or some other negative existed on the thing, I'd adjust downward from there.

Considered picking up the $250 one, a couple years ago. But that would have been $250 + packing fee + shipping charge, and there'd have been no guarantee it would arrive undamaged. Didn't do it, as I considered ~$350-400 a bit much to pay for the platform.

Decided, instead, to pick an inexpensive Trek 970 ... and then summarily swap out nearly every single part on it. Strong fiscal wisdom, right there.
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