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    I would love some opinions on this bike http://salem.craigslist.org/bik/1267592093.html
    It would be for me, It is the right size. just want feed back on whether the price is good and any other thing you feel like sharing.

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    Should be a good bike. Those early Trek frames were hand built steel and are still popular.

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    Forgot to mention that you'll want a mechanic (or yourself) to go over the entire bike, especially the wheels / spoke tension before riding. Things can happen after a lot of storage time (although this bike seems to be in pretty good condition from the photos).

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    I don't know the years and the guys in classic and vintage would probably be a better place to find out. But, from that era there is a pretty good chance that a Trek tourer has "helicomatic" hubs. As a clyde, much less an uber clyde, you don't want those. Otherwise, Treks of that era, and I've owned one, are good bikes.

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    Agreed on the Helicomatic Hubs. They were a great idea, that was implemented poorly. One major problem: They aren't made anymore and there are no parts available for a Helicomatic. Of course, that would be a great excuse to upgrade to a cassette hub when the Heli wears out.
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    Thanks for the info, The person hasn't got back to me anyway

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