Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: eastern Massachusetts
Bikes: Rans V-Rex
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I am looking at a dark green Trek 520 for $500. It's in good shape with a touch of rust where the brake cable attaches to the top tube. In addition it's got: Tiagra brifters (instead of the bar-end shifters), the rack, a pump, an underseat bag, toeclips, front and rear fenders, the Trek rear rack, 700x28 Bontrager tires with plenty of tread, and a cycle computer. It's being sold from a LBS and has been completely checked out and tuned up. All it needs are the interrupter brakes on the tops of the bars, my Speedplay Frogs installed, a new saddle to fit my sit bones, a bit of touchup paint, and the DIY 12V lighting system I'm going to build. In fact, I think I will buy it tomorrow...
From the picture you posted and considering it's a sale from an individual, I'd say $500 is too much.
I am carefully eyeballing the 55cm Lemond Poprad Disc for sale on Ebay right now, but I don't think the wheels will survive my weight and Massachusetts roads, and I'd need to buy the pump, fenders, and rack to catch up with the Trek. The Lemond is way sexier but the 520 is too good value in my eyes.