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Old 07-30-04, 07:07 PM
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Trade In Value of 95 or 96 Tassajara

First post on the MTB Forum so go easy on me. I have a 1995 or 1996 Gary Fisher Tassajara bike I bought new in 1996. I am not really sure if this bike qualifies as a mountain bike, because it has no front shock. It is light though probably 22 to 23 pounds.

Here are the specs USA made blue Tassajara cromoly frame. STX rear derailure(sp), Acera front, and brakes. Alivo crank, and weinman 519 wheels. The bike is in good condition. Since the value of a new bike appears to exceed what was available in 1996 I thought about upgrading. My LBS takes trades, but I am not sure what to expect. What do you guys think?

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Not trying to bash your bike. It's a good bike. But, as a former shop employee, you're not going to get squat for it. Regardless of condition or what you paid. It's a function of age of the bike.

I'd keep it as a spare or a "rain" bike.

Or, ditch the shifters and derailleurs and turn it into a single speed and build your legs to Superman strength.

If you got $75 to $100, I'd be surprised.

Probably not worth upgrading either. Components are expensive aftermarket. For the cost of upgrading alll the components, you'd have money for a complete new bike and money to spare for some clothing.

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Thanks for the reply. I was thinking it was not worth upgrading. I really like your single speed idea. I might have to consider than.

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Not trying to bash your bike. It's a good bike. But, as a former shop employee, you're not going to get squat for it. Regardless of condition or what you paid. It's a function of age of the bike.

I'd keep it as a spare or a "rain" bike.

Or, ditch the shifters and derailleurs and turn it into a single speed and build your legs to Superman strength.

If you got $75 to $100, I'd be surprised.

Probably not worth upgrading either. Components are expensive aftermarket. For the cost of upgrading alll the components, you'd have money for a complete new bike and money to spare for some clothing.

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