Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

Cinelli mountain bike????

Old 04-20-14, 07:02 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Posts: 592

Bikes: Soma Double Cross DC, Salsa Vaya, Redline D440, '87 Schwinn Super Sport

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Cinelli mountain bike????

Does anyone know anything about this?

OK,...I am sure there are a few of you that do. Could you please share your knowledge with the rest of us?

Rare Cinelli Mountain Bike
digger531 is offline  
Old 04-20-14, 10:21 AM
Senior Member
howsteepisit's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 4,305

Bikes: Mecian

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 500 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If its used very little, how come the tires are worn out? From what i can find, its a 1 yr effort that was made by Gary Fisher. decent bike, but MT Bikes typically don't carry value like road bikes. But to a collector, a rare cinelli mt bike may be quite valuable if you were to clean it and refurbish it.
howsteepisit is offline  
Old 04-20-14, 10:53 AM
Constant tinkerer
FastJake's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 7,857
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 42 Posts
I don't know much about them but they are indeed rare. I saw a Colnago MTB for sale once that I almost bought but I think it was missing the original fork.

Anyway, this one appears to be in good shape besides being dirty and neglected. It's a cool bike for sure. If you plan to ride it make sure you go through all the bearings, I'm betting they need to be cleaned and re-greased.

The seatpost slammed down like that worries me. Make sure the seatpost and stem aren't stuck before you buy!!! I have no idea what these are worth but at that price I expect it to sit for a while. Give it a few weeks then if it looks decent make him a low cash offer in person.
FastJake is offline  
Old 04-20-14, 12:21 PM
KonAaron Snake 
Fat Guy on a Little Bike
KonAaron Snake's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 17,117

Bikes: Two wheeled ones

Mentioned: 41 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1217 Post(s)
Liked 198 Times in 113 Posts
As another person said, I think these were Gary Fishers with Cinelli stickers, though the tubing makes it interesting. If it had campy MTB parts that would be a whole different ball park, but as it sits, I would be conservative about adding a lot of value for the italian'ness/weirdness of it. It's really hard to give you a number since I haven't seen many of these sell - I've seen a few at high numbers sit on eBay, but I haven't seen many actual sales.

If I were buying as a flip - I'm not even sure I would at anything over parts value given how MTBs tend to sit. If I were buying for me, I think I'd hold out for something less "interesting" and something more outright HAWT, like an MB-1, a Chance, etc.

There is no way in hell I'd go in at anything near his asking price, but that's me. If the Cinelli stickers really do something for you, pay what it's worth to you.
KonAaron Snake is offline  
Old 04-21-14, 05:31 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Osaka, Japan
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Those pedals are Sun Tour, which are worth about $50. and the Suntour XC Pro thumbies also bring nice coin.

If the bike was presented better.. I think it could get $300 to $400 to the right person...
Frenchosa is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Classic & Vintage
04-16-19 07:10 AM
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
12-01-14 01:03 AM
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
02-22-12 12:00 AM
AS Collie
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
02-22-11 06:32 PM
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
10-30-10 10:06 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.