I don't need this bike. But it's only $40 and it's my size and it's a Trek.
The guy says it has an Ishiwata 022 double butted sticker on it and the serial number is M4G0R(or B)37.
If I'm reading that right, it's a 1980 412 or 414 (all these numbers seem like splitting hairs) made overseas.
I really like the Trek that I have, an 83ish 612 or 613 or 614 (all these numbers seem like splitting hairs). It's an American made 531 bike and a few steps up the ladder from the 412.
But the Japanese made a pretty good low end frame back then.
It's about a 40 minute drive from here so if I go all that way,I may as well bring it back. If I hate it I can always flip it.
The guy says it needs a front derailler and one of the brakes is screwed up.
What do you guys think? Worth the drive?