I was into the retro BMX in quite a big way a fair few years ago, just before it got stupid. I split with my g/f around 07 and sold all my bikes of (8 of them) and made £14k which shocked me. I did have some rare bits and they were going up in price. I thought i ducked out at the right time.Fast forward 5 years and i got back into it and the prices had steadily been climbing. Its not unheard of to pay around £400 for a seat post
Suffice to say i dont buy bits any more.
I stumbled into the retro MTB from modern MTB (couldnt ride the BMX anymore due to motorbike accident and needed something larger to ride).
Love the fact you can pick up a bike for £30. I have now bought 5 retro MFs in the last month all of which collectively cost me less than the most modest of BMX parts.
Will retro MTB go the same way as BMX, personally I doubt it as IMO BMXs have a stronger tie to the heart due to the ages we were when we got into them.
The rare stuff will climb, but the base level stuff will become sought after due to those are the bikes we generally rode BITD (reminiscent purposes).
The BMX scene started as NOS restored bikes we lusted after, to survivors then to the bottom of the range bikes like Piranhas, Puchs etc.
I think retro MTB could go the same way as that but without the ridiculously large prices. Im not in it for the money either, i get bikes I like and i ride all of them. Dont see the point of having them if you dont get enjoyment out of them.
1988 Muddy Fox Roadrunner (22 1/4") - 1988 Muddy Fox Courier (20 3/4") - 1988 Muddy Fox Explorer (18 3/4") - 1988 Muddy Fox Aluminium (18 3/4") - 1988 Muddy Fox Limited Edition (23") - 1988 Muddy Fox Trailblazer (20 3/4") - 1988 Muddy Fox Shuttle