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    trek 1200 or trek 330? which should I buy?

    I am not sure which bike to buy on ebay?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/TREK-1200-60...item35be9324ab

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/280931688571...84.m1423.l2649

    According to bikepedia.com the Trek 1200 should have Shimano RX100 groupset but the pics show 105 groupset. The Trek 330 has suntour groupset.

    The price is the same as I can opt for local pick up for the trek 1200 saving the shipping costs.

    Which one is the better bike? Aluminum or steel? Trek 1200 or Trek 330?

    Thanks.

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    Buy the one you think will fit the best. If thats all equal buy the prettier one. Material doesn't make that much of a difference at that level.
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    1200 is stiffer and has a shorter wheelbase, but has that stupid stub stem and nazzty saddle on there, even though the 330 has a nasty saddle too but at least the stem is reasonable.

    Actually, I'd try C&V for this query. Most of 41 would call any bike with less than 9 cogs nearly worthless.
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    The one not sporting Suntour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    1200 is stiffer and has a shorter wheelbase, but has that stupid stub stem and nazzty saddle on there, even though the 330 has a nasty saddle too but at least the stem is reasonable.

    Actually, I'd try C&V for this query. Most of 41 would call any bike with less than 9 cogs nearly worthless.
    I was looking at the stem also and found it rather odd. How difficult would it be to find a replacement stem? Not sure what C&V is though, new to the forum and been out of cycling for a long time.

    Thanks for the advice.

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    Replacement stems are still fairly easy to come by. 1" quill and likely 26mm clamp. Origin8 for a little dough, Nitto for a little more dough, among others.

    C&V= Classic and Vintage. The 181!

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