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Old 08-09-11, 08:33 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-09-11, 08:43 PM   #2
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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.

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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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