Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
These things all depend on condition, history and miles. a '93/$1,900 could be a rip or a great bargain.
Remember, there's a difference between worth and value. Market value is what a knowledgable, willing buyer will pay. Worth is what the item means to someone as far as usefulness, practicality and sentimentality. It's not unusual for an item to be worth, to the owner or buyer, considerably more or less than it's market value. That's why, comparing two houses - both in similar condition, size, construction, etc - one may be worth far more than the other simply because of neighborhood.
As a general guide for you - with little experience and no bike support-system buddys - I'd look for something that would require few repairs/updates and that would have a low learning curve. That generally means a very well maintained later model (don't mistake addons (farkles) for conscientions maintainence and care).
edit - when I bought my wifes bike, I paid a little more than it's true value -- because it was yellow, her favorite. So it was worth more to me than it may have been to someone else.
Last edited by BIGIRON; 08-02-2008 at 10:20 AM.