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Old January 10th, 2019, 12:50 AM   #1
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So would my '08 Team Comp have appreciated or depreciated since I bought it new?
Custom factory paint and hand picked top notch components chosen to control weight.
My knee is getting wobbly and I am contemplating the Team's destiny.




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Old January 10th, 2019, 9:37 AM   #2
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Depreciated.

That's a great bike - the box crown fork is an asset for sure - and I'd expect you to move it for $900-$1200.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 10:23 AM   #3
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Depreciated.

That's a great bike - the box crown fork is an asset for sure - and I'd expect you to move it for $900-$1200.
Thanks for the input.


Paint was custom with only one other like it.

Total build out cost was about 5x that guestimate.



That amount would certainly not motivate to move it out of the family before the reading of the will.....
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Old January 10th, 2019, 11:18 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input.


Paint was custom with only one other like it.

Total build out cost was about 5x that guestimate.



That amount would certainly not motivate to move it out of the family before the reading of the will.....
It is one of the finest steel mountain bikes ever built. I've had two. If I recall correctly the other one painted like yours is owned by a bike store guy in upstate New York.

If your knee isn't working well, maybe switch to flat pedals and continue to enjoy it.
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Old January 10th, 2019, 12:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input.


Paint was custom with only one other like it.

Total build out cost was about 5x that guestimate.



That amount would certainly not motivate to move it out of the family before the reading of the will.....
Well said I would NEVER sell my first FAT, my 89 TC. They were absolute top dollar bitd and are still amazing to ride today. Your Prestige Box Crown fork alone is easily worth $1000 as its such a rare desirable item. Good advice from Mainlyfats about the flat pedals. Hoping you continue to ride on in good health
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Old January 10th, 2019, 3:31 PM   #6
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It is one of the finest steel mountain bikes ever built. I've had two. If I recall correctly the other one painted like yours is owned by a bike store guy in upstate New York.

If your knee isn't working well, maybe switch to flat pedals and continue to enjoy it.
I still love it. For several years it was a bit quick handling and reminded me of that.

It's better than my Mountain Klein and possibly the Ellsworth in a different way.


At the time I was told by the shop that the only other bike with the paint job was Chris Chance's, but much time has passed and all things change.


I'll give your advice on the pedals some thought.
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Appraciating?? Guess fingers are not working like they used to either.
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That paint job is the sunburst fade. Your '88 is probably one of the first ones to have it.
Enjoy
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Old January 14th, 2019, 10:39 AM   #9
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That paint job is the sunburst fade. Your '88 is probably one of the first ones to have it.
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Thanks Scott.

Actually I asked for a Sunset and the reply was "how about this?"
I wonder if the request was the chicken or the egg.




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