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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Sellers rarely to never get year right, nor do they get sizing right either. Anymore, I pretty much ignore sellers info and go look at the bike in person if the price is attractive. I would not consider $650 an attractive price for this early 1990s Trek 5200. Looks like early tricolor STI, which are nice. But pushing 20 years old, bike would have to shift flawlessly at that price, and I would doubt it.
1993 or newer bikes, I use bikepedia for research. The Trek 5200 came with 8 speed 600/Ultegra STI in both 1993 through 1997. Check the color on vintage Trek site.
Black with white decals was 1993 according to vintage Trek. Those wheels are an upgrade, and look pretty decent. But price is silly.