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1990 Marin Pine Mountain

Old 10-09-19, 12:31 PM
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1990 Marin Pine Mountain

I can pick up a 1990 Marin Pine Mountain for $90 or less. Looks like a good bike with good parts, but I don't need another bike and sales are slow to non-existent. I don't sell on the bay, so I think I will pass unless someone tells me that I am crazy for not taking it.
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This is a high end MTB, right? I have a hard time not buying high end vintage MTBs when I can pick them up for around a $100. The parts are worth more than the asking price and they make great loaners. Plus they're fun to ride.

I just picked up a 1992 Stumpjumper at that price. A few years ago I picked up a 1993 Trek 950 at that price. And a few years before that I picked up a 1987 Stumpjumper Comp again at that price. I have terrible impulse control when a cool old MTB pops up in my size at around $100,



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Picked up a nice Shogun Prairie Breaker, full XT parts. Wrong size, I certainly did not need it. But the 1990 XT parts fit my Cimarron very well.

In addition, the higher level vintage Deore parts: XT, DX and LX, can have good value on eBay.

Eventually, I recommend you consider eBay, particularly for the small stuff. I've done as well selling parts this year as I did selling complete bikes in the past. Its not unusual for just a couple of parts to equal or exceed what the complete bike will bring in my market.

FWIW, the two year older XT parts, in not as good as condition, went off to eBay when I upgraded my Cimarron, and more than paid for the Shogun. So I got the upgrade for "free" (sort of).

Now if the MTB is Deore or lower, not so much value there.

I did pick up a lower end Miyata MTB at the Habitat Restore yesterday. Rescued a nice triple crankset and thumb shifters, the rest is going to the co op.

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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
This is a high end MTB, right? I have a hard time not buying high end vintage MTBs when I can pick them up for around a $100.
I have the same problem, what's wrong with us? Just picked up a MB1... and a 970 a few weeks ago (paid up for the 970 since it's for my fiance). I am unsuccessfully trying to to stop.

I feel bad parting out higher end / rare bikes. I usually restore / keep them original.

According to the 1990 catalog, the Pine Mountain was the DX model (2nd from top), the Team Marin was the XT. I wouldn't have the heart to replace the orange stem and handlebar. I'd buy it at $90 if it's in good shape and your size.
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I have the same problem, what's wrong with us? Just picked up a MB1... and a 970 a few weeks ago (paid up for the 970 since it's for my fiance). I am unsuccessfully trying to to stop.

I feel bad parting out higher end / rare bikes. I usually restore / keep them original.

According to the 1990 catalog, the Pine Mountain was the DX model (2nd from top), the Team Marin was the XT. I wouldn't have the heart to replace the orange stem and handlebar. I'd buy it at $90 if it's in good shape and your size.
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It's tough to beat a MB 1 but it's the only used MTB that I paid more than a $100 or so for,

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I limit myself to one mountain bike (I have no limit on road bikes). Earlier this year I picked up an Eldridge Grade of the same year. It is one step below the Pine Mountain but has some of the same components. It is a nice, well made bike. If I didn't have a one mountain bike limit I would buy the Pine Mountain for $90 or less. I paid $25 for mine including delivery.

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