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    Trade my 1992 Trek 1200 for a 2004 LeMond Nevada?

    Should I make this trade? My Trek is uber clean, but has 21 year old technology. The LeMond is not vintage, not as clean, but has new components and probably less miles. Plus it's a LeMond.

    Here's photos of both.




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    Just get the bike that tickles your fancy more....it sounds like the LeMond is the one that does that.....
    Anyway, the Trek isn't really sought after that much these days..... Now, if it was a steel Trek, you might have to do more thinking about it.....
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    If it's a bike for bike trade, I'd do it in a heart beat.
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    If it's a straight trade go for it. You'll get STI shifting, more modern welded aluminum frame vs the bonded Trek, 1 1/8" threadless headset, and similar level components. It's a no brainer to me unless you get into the "vintage" factor on Trek.
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    Thanks everyone, same thing I was thinking. I'll be trading this Saturday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    If it's a bike for bike trade, I'd do it in a heart beat.
    +1

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    Yes, do it.

    Carbon bikes from that era won't hold their value like a steel bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    Yes, do it.

    Carbon bikes from that era won't hold their value like a steel bike.
    Which bike is steel? The Trek 1200 is Aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
    Which bike is steel? The Trek 1200 is Aluminum.
    Ugh, not awake yet. You're right, both are aluminum. I was thinking of the earlier version of the nevada that was steel.

    making some more coffee....

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    Quote Originally Posted by thinktubes View Post
    Ugh, not awake yet. You're right, both are aluminum. I was thinking of the earlier version of the nevada that was steel.

    making some more coffee....
    On the Nevada City: I've ridden both the Reynolds 853 steel version and the later aluminum versions. Much prefer the 853. I believe that bike came with Sora STI, so it was the perfect upgrade path for components because of the great frame underneath.

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    Anyone know the approximate weight on the LeMond?

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    Has a couple of scratches in the TT and CS. It also is a size smaller, which I need. Trek is a 54cm and LeMond is a 53cm.






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    LeMonds ran a longer top tube than most. The frame is 1cm smaller but make sure the top tube fits your dimensions. If you have a short torso, might be a dealbreaker.

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    Great info Bargainguy. actually I have short legs and a long torso. Of course I can fix way enough with a shorter stem.

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