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1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp

Old 07-05-13, 08:12 PM
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1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp

Hi there guys I would like to get some feedback on the value of a 1988 Specialized Rockhopper Comp that I recently bought.I'm not a bike expert but from I found out this bike has everything original except the saddle,handle bars and the stem.I'm attaching a picture as it looked when I bought it a week ago.
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As pictured and as-is condition, $50 tops IMHO. The tires are not original, they appear to be Kenda K838s. In clean ready to ride condition with a complete overhaul, maybe $175.
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I'm with Oddjob on this one rough MTBs are plentifull even faily nice ones for $50 or so maybe $100 for something exceptional which this isn't.
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I'm with Oddjob on this one rough MTBs are plentifull even faily nice ones for $50 or so maybe $100 for something exceptional which this isn't.

Thanx guys I bought the bike for $18 and now has another seat and another handlebars,I was gonna sell the bike but I guess I'm gonna keep it cause I like how it rides,brakes are very good and gears shift very smooth.I will be just hitting the bike trail to burn some calories

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Thanx guys I bought the bike for $18 and now has another seat and another handlebars,I was gonna sell the bike but I guess I'm gonna keep it cause I like how it rides,brakes are very good and gears shift very smooth.I will be just hitting the bike trail to burn some calories

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Good plan. Nice vintage MTBs are under appreciated in the marketplace, and make excellent do anything type bikes. Until the market starts showing them some love, the way to get value out of them is to ride them!

With a garage full of nice bikes, the last vacation I went on, I chose my 1988 Cimmaron LE. Took it to a couple of national parks, rode some city trails, etc.
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