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    Hi, I'm new-- and I need some advice.

    Hi, I've been lurking for a long time... Now, I need some advice! I had an old 520 that I got for $50 at a garage sale and LOVED it until it was stolen. I've been looking for another nice 80s Trek since then, and I don't want to do a ton of work on it.

    So, three questions for you nice folks:
    1) What would you pay (or wouldn't you pay) for an 80s steel-frame touring bike?
    2) What other oldish, cheapish bikes would be comparable to the old Treks?
    3) How much do these babies weigh? I remember the 520 being pretty heavy.


    I saw at a Trek 710 on craigslist: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/bik/405319173.html.
    It looks beautiful but way too expensive. Is this the going rate for these things?

    Thanks for your help, folks.

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    It's not unusual to find 80s steel-frame bikes with higher end double-butted Reynolds or Columbus tube sets and Shimano or Campy components for $200 - $500. Mid-level Schwinns and Japanese brands like Miyata are good candidates, and for a touring bike you should look for a frame with longer wheel base and trail like the Schwinn Voyageur or Passage.

    Weights will typically run around 25 pounds or so.
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    Thanks. I've heard good things about Miyatas as well. Appreciate your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskagrown View Post
    Thanks. I've heard good things about Miyatas as well. Appreciate your help.
    A couple of other Japanese brands to keep an eye out for are Panasonic, Nishiki, and Bridgestone.
    Last edited by Scooper; 08-25-07 at 11:58 PM.
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