I have an old Trek 520 1985 model, which I rode to death in the 80s and 90s and then moved on to new bikes going into the 2000s. I still have it, and have thought about restoring it and starting to ride it again but just haven't had the time. I was in a LBS yesterday and was small-talking with the owner and we started talking about the bike. Suddenly he offered any Giant brand bicycle of $500 or less on the floor in his shop in a direct trade for my old 520! I told him I'd have to think about it - I went home and went on line and there's quite a lot of quality bikes from Giant that fall under the $500 figure. So what do I want to do? Restore the 520 Trek (which would have to include a sand and paint because of rust) or go for the new bike? I think if I restored the Trek it would be higher quality than the Giant(s), but it has sat for 14? 15? years and I may never actually do the restore . . . Decisions, Decisions! New bikes are always tasty!