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« Reply #3480 on: November 15, 2023, 10:43:06 AM »
What is the average price for a early 90's basic hardtail these days? Saw a 90/91 Specialized hardrock at the bike shop beside my gaff this morning and a Marin both with no front suspension saw 120 euro for the Specialized but didn't see the tag yet on  the Marin.

Depends on the market but $120 is pretty good even in bike-crazy Pacific Northwest. Suspension forks from this era werenít usually stock items, they would have been purchased aftermarket, so they are not terribly common, and honestly any fork from 92 is going to be blown out or merely inadequate. Iíd argue that a bike from this era with the stock rigid fork is more valued than anything with suspension.

The real value for these old mountain bikes isnít for getting rad on gnarly singletrack, itís using them for city/gravel/touring.
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« Reply #3481 on: November 15, 2023, 11:17:06 AM »
The real value for these old mountain bikes isnít for getting rad on gnarly singletrack, itís using them for city/gravel/touring.
just got a 1990 stumpjumper that i'm excited to do some light gravel rides with, but it will mainly used as a city bike to the local climbing gym and grocery store tbh

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« Reply #3482 on: November 15, 2023, 11:18:24 AM »
@manysnakes thanks for the info!

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« Reply #3483 on: November 15, 2023, 12:38:10 PM »
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The real value for these old mountain bikes isnít for getting rad on gnarly singletrack, itís using them for city/gravel/touring.
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just got a 1990 stumpjumper that i'm excited to do some light gravel rides with, but it will mainly used as a city bike to the local climbing gym and grocery store tbh

Dream machine! Iíve got a basement full of vintage Trek mountain bikes, but for some reason Iíve never had a Stumpy.
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« Reply #3484 on: November 17, 2023, 03:08:46 PM »
Looking to do some small bike packing trips and ride a bit more on trails since all I have is a road bike right now.  been looking at possibly getting a gravel bike. been checking out this specialized diverge

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-e5/p/199973?color=322113-199973



for the price it seems like itís a good entry-level bike for what Iím trying to do but my knowledge is limited tbh. Anyone got any recommendations for comparable bikes in a similar price range?

Should add that Iím probably looking to buy something new because the use market seems to be filled with bikes that have aftermarket upgrades and Iím just not familiar with them or confident enough to know what Iím paying for as of now

just got an email saying these are $300 off.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-e5/p/199973?color=322137-199973
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« Reply #3485 on: November 17, 2023, 10:53:13 PM »
Thatís a fine bike for a grand.
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« Reply #3486 on: November 18, 2023, 04:32:05 PM »
Yea not bad for the price but itís basically a road bike. Look into the salsa journeyer, thereís a ton of different specíd versions of it and they run from like $700 to $2k depending on the build. Youíre going to have way more tire volume and options to run racks and carry shit on a salsa.

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« Reply #3487 on: November 19, 2023, 02:53:11 AM »
heading the dark side boys - about to pull  the trigger on a Riese & MŁller Multicharger cargo bike.

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« Reply #3488 on: November 19, 2023, 06:18:07 AM »
heading the dark side boys - about to pull  the trigger on a Riese & MŁller Multicharger cargo bike.

Good luck there, Mr. Moneybags.
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« Reply #3489 on: November 19, 2023, 11:03:18 AM »
Good luck there, Mr. Moneybags.

well its an ex demonstrator, last years model........and the government are running an interest free loan deal on e bikes....£100 / month for 36 months.....ask me in 12 months if I can afford it.

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« Reply #3490 on: November 19, 2023, 11:33:16 AM »
heading the dark side boys - about to pull  the trigger on a Riese & MŁller Multicharger cargo bike.

Cargo bikes are great. Unfortunately I donít think itíll ever make sense for me to own one, so Iíll just have own one when I say dream about my life if I lived in Denmark.

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« Reply #3491 on: November 19, 2023, 11:55:47 AM »
Got 2 little kids - school run machine......

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« Reply #3492 on: November 20, 2023, 06:36:25 AM »
paid 100 for my stumpjumper

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« Reply #3493 on: November 20, 2023, 11:12:11 AM »
my 94 stumpy jumpy, acquired at a garage sale for $50 earlier this summer
obviously not configured like this, but most of the stock stuff was in good condition
it came with a rock shox fork, that was actually still functional, i discovered goes for more than double what i paid for the bike

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« Reply #3494 on: November 20, 2023, 11:43:06 AM »
Haven't been riding at all but needed some exercise. A quick neighborhood roll to see if I liked the frame bag or not turned into a 30 miler. Not sure I like frame bags but was good to bang out a few miles.







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« Reply #3495 on: November 20, 2023, 04:20:30 PM »
my 94 stumpy jumpy, acquired at a garage sale for $50 earlier this summer
obviously not configured like this, but most of the stock stuff was in good condition
it came with a rock shox fork, that was actually still functional, i discovered goes for more than double what i paid for the bike


This is just like my stumpjumper down to the old moto bars and bmx stem ha. The only parts i had to spend on were the pedals and tires. Super fun bike. I take it down a lot of single track that I probably shouldnt and honestly i reach for it more than my full suspension bike


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« Reply #3496 on: November 20, 2023, 04:37:52 PM »
Haven't been riding at all but needed some exercise. A quick neighborhood roll to see if I liked the frame bag or not turned into a 30 miler. Not sure I like frame bags but was good to bang out a few miles.






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« Reply #3497 on: November 21, 2023, 08:01:07 AM »
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my 94 stumpy jumpy, acquired at a garage sale for $50 earlier this summer
obviously not configured like this, but most of the stock stuff was in good condition
it came with a rock shox fork, that was actually still functional, i discovered goes for more than double what i paid for the bike
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This is just like my stumpjumper down to the old moto bars and bmx stem ha. The only parts i had to spend on were the pedals and tires. Super fun bike. I take it down a lot of single track that I probably shouldnt and honestly i reach for it more than my full suspension bike
hell yeah. i take mine on the jump track near me. i love it, it's become my go-to bike. does yours have a cable guide mounted to the top of the seat tube? that's the only thing i don't like about mine, since it requires cantilever brakes. i even tried setting it up with a cable stop adapter thing and a v-brake, with a compatible lever and just couldn't get it to pull correctly.

@Frank and Fred nice photos dude. i relate so much to the intended short ride becoming a long ride.

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« Reply #3498 on: November 21, 2023, 08:30:58 AM »
my 94 stumpy jumpy, acquired at a garage sale for $50 earlier this summer
obviously not configured like this, but most of the stock stuff was in good condition
it came with a rock shox fork, that was actually still functional, i discovered goes for more than double what i paid for the bike


Looks great, but that's what I mean about a vintage MTB being more desirable with an original, non-suspension fork. I'm going through the same thing because I picked up a lugged Trek 990 with a RockShox  replacement fork, and I would absolutely kill to have the paint-to-match original fork back.

Cool that you were able to sell yours. I'm waiting to find a suitable replacement rigid fork before I strip the bike apart; hopefully I can get decent money for my Judy.
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« Reply #3499 on: November 21, 2023, 06:28:40 PM »
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« Reply #3500 on: November 21, 2023, 07:31:57 PM »
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Looking to do some small bike packing trips and ride a bit more on trails since all I have is a road bike right now.  been looking at possibly getting a gravel bike. been checking out this specialized diverge

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-e5/p/199973?color=322113-199973



for the price it seems like itís a good entry-level bike for what Iím trying to do but my knowledge is limited tbh. Anyone got any recommendations for comparable bikes in a similar price range?

Should add that Iím probably looking to buy something new because the use market seems to be filled with bikes that have aftermarket upgrades and Iím just not familiar with them or confident enough to know what Iím paying for as of now
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just got an email saying these are $300 off.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-e5/p/199973?color=322137-199973

good lookin out!

I got the same email and took it to a local shop that carries specialized - they had my size in stock and price matched the sale. timing couldnít have been better

Put about 60+ miles on it over the last 3 days and loving it. Itís my first ďnewĒ bike(only ever had 10+ year old bikes). Love the road bike feel with the drop bars while not being limited to the streets. stoked to take it on some long rides in the future


@Frank and Fred jealous of that scenery !

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« Reply #3501 on: November 22, 2023, 05:57:45 AM »
Congrats! Nothing like NBD (new bike day).
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« Reply #3502 on: November 22, 2023, 03:13:39 PM »
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Looking to do some small bike packing trips and ride a bit more on trails since all I have is a road bike right now.  been looking at possibly getting a gravel bike. been checking out this specialized diverge

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-e5/p/199973?color=322113-199973



for the price it seems like itís a good entry-level bike for what Iím trying to do but my knowledge is limited tbh. Anyone got any recommendations for comparable bikes in a similar price range?

Should add that Iím probably looking to buy something new because the use market seems to be filled with bikes that have aftermarket upgrades and Iím just not familiar with them or confident enough to know what Iím paying for as of now
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just got an email saying these are $300 off.

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/diverge-e5/p/199973?color=322137-199973
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good lookin out!

I got the same email and took it to a local shop that carries specialized - they had my size in stock and price matched the sale. timing couldnít have been better

Put about 60+ miles on it over the last 3 days and loving it. Itís my first ďnewĒ bike(only ever had 10+ year old bikes). Love the road bike feel with the drop bars while not being limited to the streets. stoked to take it on some long rides in the future


@Frank and Fred jealous of that scenery !

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« Reply #3503 on: November 22, 2023, 03:30:06 PM »
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Good luck there, Mr. Moneybags.

The proper comparison for a cargo bike isn't other bikes, it's a car. Multicharger is still hell of a lot cheaper to buy and maintain than any vehicle. Good on ya!
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« Reply #3504 on: November 23, 2023, 02:24:04 AM »
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heading the dark side boys - about to pull  the trigger on a Riese & MŁller Multicharger cargo bike.
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Good luck there, Mr. Moneybags.
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The proper comparison for a cargo bike isn't other bikes, it's a car. Multicharger is still hell of a lot cheaper to buy and maintain than any vehicle. Good on ya!

agree!