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Are Vintage Mountain Bikes Finally Starting To Appreciate?

Old 08-03-14, 06:22 PM
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Picked up my first Trek 950 2 weeks ago and have had a ton of fun riding it. Guess I understand the hype for them now. It's seeing more riding than my Klein Pulse II. Still wanting a Super Grizzly in celeste some day.
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Originally Posted by streetstomper
No Trek 820, the first mountain bike Trek made circa 1983?

Almost makes me wish I still had my '84 Stumpjumper, with the incredibly beefy Tommaselli brake levers, Sugino AT crank, SR Laprade seatpost, Suntour microratchet thumbshifters and beartrap pedals, and the Specialized Slingshot stem, all on a sparkly metallic "charcoal" gray painted frame.

Of course, back then, all of my non-biking friends were laughing at me for riding an "overgrown kid's bike" instead of a 10-speed like any reasonable adult. How times have changed.
and in my day ,anyone riding bikes to high school was a dork and laughed at in ...
oh at least prior to 1967.
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Here in Arizona they still seem to be relatively inexpensive. I'm always tempted to go out and buy a few when I search CL.
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I've been watching my local CL daily for five years now and I think the selling prices for vintage mountain bikes is going up. Seems like you got to spend $100 unless you can find a deal.
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Originally Posted by letenn
Here in Arizona they still seem to be relatively inexpensive. I'm always tempted to go out and buy a few when I search CL.

There seems to be a large supply of lower mid range and less from the mid to late eighties through the mid nineties. And ATB.

On the other hand you don't see many mid range+ pre 85'. Slack geometry, but early MTB are collectible. Or, mid range + late 80's to mid nineties, when there was more unique/custom frames and annodized/colored parts. Those remind me of BMX and can garner big $.
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Early Fisher, Rocky Mountain, Dekerf should or could be added to list.
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