I can't help anymore as my spoon appears to be broken.
A wise man once said : "There is no spoon".
Nearly every day new people sign up here just to ask for valuations, and 99% of them do it just like you did. Most of the time someone will point them to the correct thread and that'll be it.
However this gets tedious and people tend to get enough of it eventually. The next one to come along will get a rather harsh welcome, and usually they apologize or simply post in the right thread.
Hydorah was curt, but nowhere near rude really.
If you had taken 5 minutes to look around, you would have seen the stickied valuation topic and the lack of individual topics. That alone should have rung a bell.
As for valuations : Its difficult to assess the value based on that little information and 2 small pics, ans usually things are indeed worth whatever someone is willing to pay for them.
It's a strange market and prices can fluctuate like crazy in a very short period of time.
This isnt helped by the following facts either :
- The photo of the Trek 2500 frame is taken from this page
at Velobase as opposed to being a photo of the actual frame.
- The photo of the 990 was taken from this thread
at bikeforums.net (post #13)