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Old 02-08-10, 04:03 PM   #1
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Trek 610 (Rd Bike), Want to find a home for her.

Hi,

I have a Trek 610 road bike that I would like to find a good home for. I bought her as a frame set from a guy back in the late 1980's.

Blue and Yellow paint theme. Ser. # 140768. The info I have from the frame said she was made in Waterloo, WI.

I don't have a list of all the parts that are still on her, but if it really matters I will get more details. I don't think anyone would really be buying her for parts like a Bio-crank, etc.

For right now I would like to find a home for her since she is in need of TLC and I am returning to college, so I neither have the time nor the money to put her into top shape.

I know there use to be a forum with a list of all the ser. #'s for old Treks, but I have been Googling, etc for it and can't find it.

If anyone has an idea of what she's worth and how to find a better home for her other then GoodWill or $10 from Craigslist that would be great.

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Old 02-08-10, 04:25 PM   #2
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Hello welcome to the forums. I am not familiar with a trek 610 but I have a feeling you can do better than $10.

first can you post a pic? also a list of the components will help tell you what to ask for. Biopace? somebody was looking for those rings a few weeks ago. where do you live? in alot of the country this is not the best time of year to sell but will help you get a bit more than 10 out of it.
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Old 02-08-10, 04:50 PM   #3
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Sounds like a nice bike, I'll give you $15 right now no questions asked
Seriously though, we need pics to really say anything accurate.
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Old 02-08-10, 05:53 PM   #4
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Its really all about condition. Most buyers want bikes that are ready to ride: spotless, recently serviced, etc. Project bikes go to buyers looking for something to fix up, at a steep discount to cover the time and $$ in parts, and the risk of hidden problems. Not every "deal" ends up being such a great deal.

I have seen similar Treks go from anywhere from about $50 for a serious project (needed a lot of work) to about $300 for a pristine, beauty, ready to ride.

I bought a late 1980s Trek racing bike project last week for $55. It needed a lot of TLC. But the frame and paint were in very good shape. If a bike has serious issues, to me, it then is only worth what parts on it are salvagable. Such a donor bike might only be worth $25, depending what is broken, etc. But a $25 Trek road bike would have to be in really sorry shape: lots of rust everywhere, missing or trashed parts, etc.

So its all in how much TLC the bike needs.

Note to sell on ebay or Craigs List, its not just putting the bike for sale, you need a high quality listing with great pictures. Otherwise, the prices will be even lower.
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Old 02-08-10, 06:52 PM   #5
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The color and serial number make your bike a 1984. It has a Reynolds 531 frame and Shimano 600 components (friction 6207 series.) If you bought just the frameset, it would be hard to tell what components there are on right now, but that frame as long as it is rideable, it is worth at least $100-150 (more based on cosmetics) alone.

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Old 02-08-10, 07:26 PM   #6
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You are looking for http://vintage-trek.com
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Hi,

Thank you to everyone who's commented, I will stop by my storage unit tomorrow and take some basic pictures and try to get as much detail as I can.

But for now, I can tell you this much, I use to be able to list all this info in my sleep, since I put the bike together as a training bike for local races.

The frame fits me well, I have a men's 31 inch inseam. (pants) I am 5 foot 10 inches tall.

I did buy just the frame and fork set, so all it had was the frame, forks, with a graphite head-set.

I installed bio-pace crank set, will get the tooth and arm specs tomorrow. Since I was working in a automotive body shop at the time, I color matched / painted all parts to match the factory paint color.

There's set of aluminum "Scott" handle-bars, wrapped in blue and yellow to match the frame.

As for all the cables, tires, etc, forget it. she's going to need some TLC, this is NOT a "buy n ride."

All parts / accessories were purchased in the very mid to late 80's.

OH, people asked where I live, I'm north of Sarasota, FL, very north end of Longboat Key, south end of Anna Maria Island. zip 34228.


Thanks,

I will get pictures asap.

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Old 02-09-10, 06:22 PM   #8
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OK, it's tomorrow already! It was bugging me that I couldn't remember all the details, so I went and took some pictures and measures.

Here's what I have, if these pictures are too small, (I can't figure out how to make them larger on here) I can post them on a travel blog that I have and link the site.

OK, details:

Frame measures (I only had a standards tape measure handy)

22 1/2 inches from the center of the cranks to the top of the top bar. (length of the bar from the seat to the cranks, not straight up and down from the top bar to the cranks)

The front of the frame, between the headset came to 5 and 3/4 inches.

The headset has "Stronglight" and "B-Hinault" or "B-Hidault" printed on the top nut.

DAMAGE: most scratched paint is on the front of the frame, see pictures. The cranks have a lot of wear-n-tear to the paint I sprayed.

NOTE: see picture of the rear break, there is a "tab" or something for two different break mounts. I REALLY doubt this is standard, and I think it will be the big killer in value. I did not put it there and it looked a lot better 20 plus years ago. The frame is almost like it was meant to have a larger rim in back. The front mount it normal looking.

Other then that, normal dirt, etc for being 26 years old and stored for the last 10 years.


Bio-pace, Shimano 600 cranks

62 / 42 tooth rings sets.

Crank arms (not sure what to make of the info) all this was stamped on the back side of the arm.

RC-70 , the number "29" molded into a circle, PC-6207 170 with "JAPAN" stamped under all the "6207".


All the brakes, deraileur, shift levers, etc are Shimano 600, (SIS)

RIMS

It really doesn't matter, I doubt anyone is going to go through the effort of cleaning up the painted front wheel.

The read wheel is not painted, I had a disc on back years ago. (no, I don't have that any more)

Mavic, not sure on the sizing, the tire is a 700 x 25, the rim measured out at 3/4 of an inch.

Rear cog is a 6 ring, with 21 tooth on the biggest ring.

Alright, there she is, not a show stopper or anything, but still be sad to see her go.
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Old 02-09-10, 06:43 PM   #9
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Are you willing to ship to CA, perchance?
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That rear brake "tab" is not a big deal. It looks like a home made attempt to adjust the brake calipers down. Should unbolt right off.

All the blue painted components are a negative, someone will be buying the frameset basically. Its a very good frameset, so it should still bring decent money.
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Your bike was originally fitted with 27" wheels. You have 700c. That's the why for the homemade rear brake drop bolt.
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So any thoughts on a "fair" price, for either the frame / fork set or the whole bike?

I'm just trying to be fair, not looking to make a killing. I had it up for sale over the summer, as it sat, for $150 and the local artist came by and offered $10 so he could cut the thing up for the gears, etc. I almost went to jail that day! haha

I'm not going to jail over the bike, ha ha, but would like to find a home for her and know there's people out there who like the old Treks, etc.


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Are you willing to ship to CA, perchance?

I don't have a problem with shipping it, if you don't have a problem pay for the shipping, etc.
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I'd say $150 is fair for local pickup. You can probably get $100 for the frameset alone, though some of the rust is worrisome. Still, that frame is definitely worth $100 + the cost of a decent powdercoat to someone. If the saddle is in good condition, it's worth at least $50, if not more. The rest, as wrk101 mentioned, won't garner much. If you've got the tools, part it out. I'd bet someone would pay a small sum for the painted parts.
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someone had fun with the spray paint on this one...

that said, if this were my bike and I wanted to sell it:

- I'd pretty much strip it to the frame (plus headset, plus BB)
- dip what I can (brakes, crank, stem and seatpost) on a paint thinner to get rid of the blue. And scrub. And scrub until its gone.
- get a drop handlebar and some tape (not blue)
- make it work and call it a day

Unblued, this is a $300 bike.
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Unblued, this is a $300 bike.
And in its "blued" state with that home-made, brazed-on rear drop bolt kludge, I'm inclined to agree with that artist's $10 offer. I've found better fixer-uppers in junkyards.

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And in its "blued" state with that home-made, brazed-on rear drop bolt kludge, I'm inclined to agree with that artist's $10 offer. I've found better fixer-uppers in junkyards.

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Considering you've never seen this bike person I'm inclined to disagree. As per my previous post, Brooks saddle, Campy NR seat post, good condition Reynolds 531 frameset, Specialized sealed bearing hubs, Stronglight roller bearing headset.

And I saw no evidence of the brake bridge being 'tacked' on. It was either factory or someone did one hell of job doing it.
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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know I sold the Trek last weekend and wanted to say thank you to all who shared their input.

In the short amount of time I have been on BikeForums I'm got to meet or talk with some really nice people.

Thanks again,

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