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Old 07-12-07, 06:37 AM   #1
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Is this a good deal?

I came across this today, and wondering if it is a decent deal.

I am 6'2, and 300lbs


Trek 370 Sport Bicycle for Sale - $150

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19" Full Mainframe CroMoly/Red
Serfas/NeoGel Seat
Exage 400 EX back brakes
Exage 300 EX front brakes
Shimano Biopace

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2 water bottles
Topeak dual master blaster tire pump
Blackburn carrying case
Victor tire gauge
Cooper canyon cycling repair kit
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Old 07-12-07, 07:03 AM   #2
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If it's in good shape and it fits you, then yes!
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19" is really tiny... you need...I don't know, but I'm guessing it would be closer to 25".
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19" is really tiny... you need...I don't know, but I'm guessing it would be closer to 25".
It is a compact geometry....(sloping downtube)
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How can anyone know if it's a good deal if they don't know if it's the right bike? The wrong bike is a bad deal at any price. If you're looking for a bike that you're going to be riding, then get a bike that you can ride. If you don't know what that is, then either roll the dice on some listing like this one and possibly throw some money away on a non-workable bike, or go to your local bike shop and get what you pay for.
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A Trek 370?

Sounds like it's an OLD Bike and looking at the parts hung on it, it must be an 90's model bike. At $150 it might be a good deal. For a little more you can get a good Entry Level Trek though with a Warranty and proper sizing.

Are you currently riding a bike?

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The question was to ask if it is a good price. If it is I am going to go look at it. I do not want to drive 2 hours to look at something overpriced.
My MTB is 21", I was not sure how to fit a road bike.

If 19 is to small for me, then it is pointless to look at

Tom your pics are an inspiration great work
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I know Tom says it's compact geometry, but it doesn't look like it to me. (but maybe I am looking at the wrong bike?) Why don't you ask the person how tall the previous rider was, just to make sure it's in your ballpark before you drive there.
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Remember though, I said if it fit, in my comment as well. My response was actually a bit general based of of the price and accessories included.
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Well Sir, You've answered your own question then. A Trek 370 is a 90's era Trek Road Bike and at a 19 inch frame size (most Road Frames are sized in cm's) would be way too small for you.
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The Trek 370 Sport is a nice bike. Given the component list, you're looking at 1994, I'd guess. (If it's TIG welded, it's a 94 or later. If it's lugged, it's a 93 or earlier.)

Here's a link to the 1994 Trek Catalogue.

The slope of the top tube is very slight on this model, so a 19" frame is probably going to be a bit small if your height is mostly legs. You might get away with a long seatpost if you're long in the torso and short in the legs. I'm 6'6" and ride a 21" 1991 rigid MTB, and I have a tremendous amount of seatpost sticking out.
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