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Old 08-03-12, 10:06 PM   #1
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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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Old 08-03-12, 10:12 PM   #2
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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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Old 08-03-12, 10:16 PM   #3
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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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Old 08-03-12, 10:23 PM   #4
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The one not sporting Suntour.
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Old 08-03-12, 10:31 PM   #5
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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.
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!

http://www.bikeforums.net/forumdispl...ic-amp-Vintage
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