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Old 04-07-10, 01:57 PM   #1
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Trek 1200

Just picked this up today from local co-op. It is a Trek 1200 aluminum (6061 T6 Alcoa Al) w/ a steel fork. Full 105 group (bio-pace cranks), matrix (semi aero?) grey anodized wheel set w/ matrix sealed hubs. It's about a 58cm (give or take I think). It needs tubes, both prestas are broken. I put a different set of wheels on it and went for a 10 mile ride and was quite pleased at how responsive it is. I need to put a real seat on it and probably a slightly shorter stem, but not an immediate priority. It needs a bath and a polish (FILTHY) but everything works and nothing appears bent or damaged. Here's a pic (more to follow when it's cleansed properly). I seem to have a strange affinity for this color combo....

I know it's not steel, but what would be an appropriate price if I end up selling it?
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Old 04-07-10, 02:05 PM   #2
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There's a 1988 Trek 1400 on ebay right now. You might want to watch and compare yours.

And I just looked, there's a 1200 on there as well, not as good a shape as the 1400.
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Thanks. I often forget to look on ebay for comparable bikes. It looks like there is a 1200 for $10.50 and a very nice looking 1991 1400 for $335.00, so I'm guessing I fall in between somewhere. Even if the bike ends up not being worth that much, I now have a matching 700c front fork for my 610 (plus 105 group etc).
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Fully rehabbed, cleaned up and ready to ride around here: $225. Treks are very popular around here, but buyers are really looking for the steel ones.
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Nice score! It's an '88. Trek called that color "denim blue".

You could probably get about $175-250 here on the CL, but if I were you, I'd part it out and use these SLR brakes and the 105 pedals to upgrade another bike, keep whetever else you might need and ebay the rest.
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I agree with wrk101 and E, $200.00-$250.00 cleaned up in nice shape. I have a similar bike and I love it. I upgraded mine to STI levers and use it for local club rides.
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+3, Trek is a good name and there are no shortage of folks willing to buy aluminum. So I'd agree with the $200/$225 estimates. If it were mine, that's what I'd be looking for.
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Here in Philly, I'd bump the value to over $300 fully cleaned and overhauled. I've sold two '89 Aluminum Treks within the last year, a 1400 at $340, and a 1000 at $300. Both had a huge number of responses, and both sold almost immediately to the first person to view it.

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