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Old 05-08-07, 09:27 AM   #1
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'84 Trek 760 w/ Reynolds 531

A customer dropped of his 760 yesterday with Campy DT shifters, brakes, derailleurs, pedals, cranks, and Cinelli stem. Samsin rear wheel and something crappy up front.

Vintage-Trek.com puts a 760 at $800?! This bike is in decent condition and would look nice with some cleaning, but $800... seriously?

Should I offer to buy this bike for $250? The guy is interested in a new bike, so perhaps I could persuade him to ditch the vintage and get a new bike. What should I do?
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If anyone else offered him 250, or hell 50, and he was comfortable with that, than I would say find. But you work at the LBS and I think it would be a violation of trust.
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$800 would be the price for one in very good condition. I think $400-500 would be reasonable.

And at the same time I would have no problem with offering $250, he has not done his homework and he is getting the convenience of a trade in. Car dealers always give you a bit less than you might get if you sold your car privately right?
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That model is made with one of the lightest steel framesets ever made. 1700 grams for frame and fork. When properly built up, it could come in at under 20 pounds.

That dollar amount on Vintage-Trek is what they sold for new. I just bought a repainted one with better stuff on it for $75.00, but that was a steal. $250 - $450 wouldn't seem unreasonable to me - depending on condition and components.
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I was throwing $250 out there because I didn't think it was actually worth $800. I don't know enough about this bike to trust the value estimation of a website. Don't get me wrong; It's in decent shape but not $800 shape.

*edit - oh, I didn't realize $800 was the sale price back in '84.
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That model is made with one of the lightest steel framesets ever made. 1700 grams for frame and fork. When properly built up, it could come in at under 20 pounds.

That dollar amount on Vintage-Trek is what they sold for new. I just bought a repainted one with better stuff on it for $75.00, but that was a steal. $250 - $450 wouldn't seem unreasonable to me - depending on condition and components.

FYI. I sold mine equipped with Campy Victory for $350 and it had quite a few blemishes on the frame.
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The '84 Trek 760 came equipped with a complete Suntour Superbe group for $800. The 770 was the same frameset in a different color and equipped with Super Record for IIRC ~ $1200. If his is NR (& original) he may have purchased just the frameset [as they were available from Trek]. I wouldn't sell my '84 760 suntour superbe for less than $500. An '84 SR 770 was recently for sale on ebay but failed to reach reserve at $512 max bid.
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Here's an '85 770 that sold for $876.
Man, that color hurts my eyes....
http://cgi.ebay.com/1984-Trek-770-Ho...QQcmdZViewItem
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