DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Top tube paint looks distressed, maybe its just the picture. Stem looks past minimum insert line. Rusty chain, lever hoods look worn. Original tires is not really a plus, as that means they are close to 20 years old. In my experience, at that point, the tires are really aged. Also signals buyer that bearings, grease, and cables need service.
BL is good, middle of the road, Suntour model. Look up component codes on vintage Trek site for age, somewhere around 1983 is pretty close. Having the exact year is really not important or the sale, call it 1983, 1984, or 1982. If it was top of the line, collectible, then the year can matter.
In my market, it would not sell for $250, it really depends where you live.
Last edited by wrk101; 01-06-12 at 08:07 PM.