Hi, just joined the forum and wondered about the value of my Trek 950.
I am the original owner, and it's been in storage since the early 90's. I couldn't remember what year I bought it, but according to vintage-trek.com the colors and the serial number make it a 1989. Original MSRP was $529.
Everything works just fine and there's no rust and nothing needs adjusting. The sealed bearings have held up well and all moving parts are silky smooth. Amazingly, even the original 23 year old tires seem fine with no cracking of the rubber.
Except for the seat (I had the dealer swap to the one on there now when I bought it) and the handle bar, everything is original from the factory. I have the original handle bar as a spare, as well as 2 water bottle brackets.
No local dealers buy used bikes, and only one gave me a ball park figure of $200, maybe $250 to the right person. Does that sound like a reasonable starting point on price, or is that too high in today's market (I'm in the Phoenix area)?
Does the lack of suspension, which all modern bikes seem to have, affect the desirability?
Also, I'm not completely sure of the size, but think it's a 20".
Some photos, taken today:
and the specs: