Hi guys, I was wondering if you could help me put a dollar value on my beloved old city-mtb.
It's a Wheeler 7700 from 1992, nicely restored and rebuilt so it works as new. The aluminium frame is in good nick except for some stone chips and color wearing off here and there, and it's still got most of the original parts. It's not a pure mtb anymore as it's converted for the street (although great measures have been taken to pay homage to it's origins)
It still has the original handlebars and Wheeler cage pedals (although I've removed the cages for city riding). The grips are new and so is the saddle. Rims are brand new Mavics and the tyres are Schwalbe Kojaks. It's converted to a 7speed and the gear lever is a NOS Shimano STX from 1998, otherwise everything is pretty much original Deore DX.
I haven't seen these around for a looong time and I guess they're kinda obscure, but I'd really appreciate it if someone had some more info on the bike/it's history and heritage. From what I've heard Wheeler used to make decent frames in the 90's, but equipped them with super parts, which made'em pretty top notch. Anyways, i love this bike to death, but still it would be cool to figure out if it's collectible and worth something, or am i just being sentimental about it? If nothing else, the color is still pretty cool, eh?
EDIT: forgot to mention this, but it also has an epic Shimano carbon brake booster as discussed on the previous page