Mountain Biking - Worth it?
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08-06-09, 04:04 PM
Hola.Looking into getting an old Trek 950 that's in good condition and was personally ridden/maintained by a mechanic for the last 4 years. Has put on new saddle, v brake rapid shifters/brake levers, and grips. With the new parts, is it worth the $175 asking price? Planning on using it as a commuter bike while I save for something more serious(and modern). Thanks.
Doesn't seem like a ridiculous price compared to some idiots on craigslist that try to sell there 10 year old bikes for $800 Do you by chance have any pics of the bike or more info, like the year it was made?
08-07-09, 03:48 PM
Don't really have too much more info on it. I believe the rest of the bike is stock other than the new parts I listed.There is a pic at http://images.craigslist.org/3n93me3o05Q85Pb5R19855ef2acde2fad1895.jpg.
I also saw a 2007 Trek 7300 for $320 that would fit my commuting needs also. Has a little different geometry, front susp(cheap RST I believe) but not sure its worth the dough. Pic at http://images.craigslist.org/3k43o53l35Q55Se5Rd9872f3df746dd23176f.jpg Any opinions?
08-07-09, 03:52 PM
I would go for the one that fits you best for the ride to work the 950 is a nice riding bike but that is still CL try offering him 100 and barter him down. Good luck!
Now, seeing a pic of the bike, and the fact it is a fully ridged. $125. max not a penny more.
...an old Trek 950...
That's an understatement.
Looking at the photo you posted, that bike appears to be a 1989 model. Yes, twenty years old.
If it was well maintaned, it might be worth the asking price. This is assuming you intend to use it as a commuter only and have no intention of using it off road.
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