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 Post subject: 1997 GT Timberline
PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:06 pm 
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Any ideas how much this is worth?

The handlebars were changed to Renthal motocross bars but I have the original bars still for it.

The pedals were changed to flat pedals and have since been swapped onto a different bike.

The brake blocks were renewed.

Otherwise 100% original including the original tyres!

So how much is it worth, and should I swap the bars back and find some old cage pedals before selling it? Or just put it up as is?

Thanks in advance for any pointers


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:22 am 
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A guy near me was trying to sell a 98 Timberline for £85 last year - good condition but not all original. It was advertised for months: at least six months before I stopped seeing the adverts on eBay etc. If I were you, I would clean it all up so it gleams and ask for £75 but with an 'offers welcome' clause and see what happens. Realistically, you might have to drop to around £50 for a reasonably quick sale, depending on what the market is like in your local area. If you're in a university town, perhaps wait till the students return next month.

I would put the original bars back on and not worry about the pedals; the Renthal bars I would sell separately.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 GT Timberline
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:09 pm 
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Lovely, thanks for the advice, I hadn't thought that the bars would have value separately but I suppose they do


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:37 pm 
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Just noticed that it hasn't got any pedals on at the moment: I would definitely put some on, cheap as chips resin ones would do, just so potential buyers can actually try the bike. Good luck with the sale.


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 Post subject: Re: 1997 GT Timberline
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Thanks, I'll have a dig around and see if I can find some spares somewhere

I think the overall summary here is this is no interest as an original or collectable bike but is still a decent quality usable ride for someone locally who doesn't want to throw their money away at Halfords


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