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    Trek 420

    Passed on this last Sunday at a $130. It needs tires, cables, handlebar tape, ect....
    Didn't think there would be much meat on the bone after refurbishing. Did I miss the boat on this one?

    http://fresno.craigslist.org/bik/2538876811.html





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    Missed the boat.

    Assuming you do all the rehab work yourself, and are good at managing the $$ on supplies and consumables. The 420 is the bottom of the touring line, but the bottom of the vintage Trek line is still pretty good. Touring bikes enjoy a nice premium, as do steel Treks. I would have been happy to pay that price, even here in "Hooterville". Smallish size is a plus as well.

    Bike is being poorly marketed. With some fresh parts and a good clean up, and a great ad, its a money maker.
    Last edited by wrk101; 08-09-11 at 08:48 PM.

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    Woo nice ride with a nice color, and an incredible price =)

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    Darn, I thought at the time it probable was a good buy. The market here on bikes over $200 is very soft. That guy is dreaming at $225. It would probable have to be listed on ebay, which I'm reluctant to do.

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    $100 to $130

    $225?
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    +1 on what Thrifty Bill said. I have sold 2 420's, a 420 Mixte and 2 720's. Here in SoCal in completely rehabbed condition the 420's fetch about $300. People will drive a good distance if they see a Trek touring bike in their size. Folks want them in good condition.

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    One stoney ride right there

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