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Way overpriced or on the money? RM Stratos

Old 02-05-20, 07:03 PM
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Way overpriced or on the money? RM Stratos

This popped up a few hours ago. Had never heard of the model before. Seems a bit rich for what it is, no?

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Vintage awesomeness!!! 1991 Stratos! This bike is in great shape. 7005 series Aluminum. Gorgeous Welds! Stiff, Strong, Light! With lots of cool old school goodies! Full old school Deore DX! Including the highly sought after Top mount Thumb shifters with selector for index or friction shifting! (“hidden” 8th shift). Has Tange Big Shoulder rigid forks, also included new in box Fastrax Aluminum Suspension fork with adjustable dampening. Never used still in wrapping. Blues Anodized brake boosters , crank bolts and seat collar. Includes Ritchey logic seatpost, headset and clipless pedals, and brand new black grips (if you don’t like the green) Rock this at your next vintage group ride for some serious looks!







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Old 02-05-20, 09:34 PM
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You didn't list the price....

Edit: Missed the link to the ad. At $800. It's overpriced for my market.

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Old 02-05-20, 11:10 PM
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Around here, $150 to $200 US.

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Old 02-06-20, 08:13 AM
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Would likely be worth maybe $250 as a parts bike to build up a more desirable frameset -- not much value in an aluminum Rocky Mountain on its own. The forks are worth more than the frame
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Old 02-06-20, 12:15 PM
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I would say with the extra new forks and great condition still really only around $250-300 so the asking price is just way too high.
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Old 02-06-20, 03:30 PM
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Yeah, overpriced is what I thought. Keep in mind though, these are in CDN dollars. Still, Winnipeg is a "i'll give you 5 bucks for it" kind of town. He'll never get the money he's asking. At flip he has a Klein Mantra for $2k if you look at his other ads via that OP link.
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...maybe the "serious looks" have a Canadian dollar value ?
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For me, that price is too high. I would be willing to go up to a hundred bucks, Canadian, but no more. That hundred will double or come close to it by the time the bike is made road worthy and safe to ride. I might add that I really like my Rocky Mountain.

Got this one for forty dollars Canadian...


A short while later it looked (and still does) like this...


And been riding it ever since.
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On these I like the slightly roomier geometry for size with lower step over hight and fairly long chain stays allowing room for fenders and rack making for nice all around good riding light touring go anywhere bikes on the cheap. That said I would be hard pressed to pay more than $200 for a late 80's early 90's hard frame MTB there are just so many nice ones around dirt cheap my current one and the last two I owned and road before it I basically paid less than $100 for including cost of full refurb's with new consumables including upgraded tires and chain.
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It's a nice bike, in good shape. Around here it would be a 400.00 bike due to local interest.
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Old 02-13-20, 08:06 PM
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He also has listed a machined "Paul" rear derailleur for $900 and a '98 Rocky Mountain Element team bike, Scandium frame... $2500.

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Old 02-19-20, 10:28 PM
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That Element looks tasty, I had a '98 Race and they are still a good rider.
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Old 02-19-20, 11:01 PM
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Semi vintage Paul parts go for insane prices I have sold single brake in parts condition to frugal BF members for $40 note it was adjustable length purple canti but srill , I Think a DR could go for$100
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In CA, Cooks Brothers parts are insane too. I got $1300 from a bike shop for a custom BMX frame and bottom bracket with the BB the main interest in the transaction (couldn't believe it since I didn't haggle). Those parts would be great to transfer to another frame IMO, and the bike would be worth $300 - $400 to me.
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