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Old 07-01-06, 12:26 PM   #1
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OK 50+'rs - What think you? Evaluation needed.

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Trek 1200 - $225.00

Aluminum frame (approx 57cm) with many upgraded components:
- Suntour Superbe Pro rear, 7-speed hub
- Suntour Superbe Crank 52x39
- Mavic Open 4CD rims
- Mavic hubs
- Royal Gran Compe 400 brakes and levers
- New Continental Ultra Gator Skin tires
- New SRAM chain
- Cateye Vectra Computer
- Zefal frame-fit pump
- 2 water bottle cages

Seems to me the auxilary parts, tires, etc are worth more than the asking price. 57cm might be a bit big, however!
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Old 07-01-06, 12:49 PM   #2
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I don't know about the frame, but I have a 1984 Trek,which came with Sun Tour Superbe (not "Pro") components--most of which are still running strong. If the bike fits, I'd give it serious consideration.
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I dunno. Red frame and yellow handlebar tape? Just doesn't mix, IMHO.
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I dunno. Red frame and yellow handlebar tape? Just doesn't mix, IMHO.
I notice it doesn't have any pedals, either. It would be a bit hard to pedal.
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I dunno. Red frame and yellow handlebar tape? Just doesn't mix, IMHO.
No watter bottle either. How are you going to ride more than a few miles without a water bottle? The tires look a little low on pressure as well.
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Is that a WHITE saddle? Ewwww....too Fred-like.
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No watter bottle? How are you goiong to ride more than a few miles without a water bottle? The tires look a little low on pressure as well.
Since it doesn't even have a rider, the point is moot!
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I don't like the cog it's set at either...
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I enhanced the photographic image and found this scratch along the underside of the bottom bracket...

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That messy garage suggests to me that the owner didn't give a damn about his bike, either. Wonder if he EVER cleaned the chain and deraileurs?
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Suntour parts rather hard to replace? Or are you thinking that is something breaks you'll just put an all new Groupo on it?
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't Suntour parts rather hard to replace? Or are you thinking that is something breaks you'll just put an all new Groupo on it?
When my Sun Tour rear derailer broke, I just put on one built by Shimano. Everything else stayed the same. It's not problematic to mix and match. In fact, my orignal bike had Campy hubs and a still-functioning Campy head set.
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See if it fits- Point out the faults as found by the "Experts" and start at $150.
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Suntour parts are difficult to wear out! One of the better companies that went belly-up years ago.
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There are lots of used and NOS Suntour parts around.
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Apparently fit doesn't matter if it's a good deal.
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Every once in a while, someone comes along for whom the IGNORE feature was invented.
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Whoa!! I wasn't trying to start anything..... it was an honest question. I apologize if I offended anyone!
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Whoa!! I wasn't trying to start anything..... it was an honest question. I apologize if I offended anyone!
You sure didn't offend me!
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True, but if I put myself on ignore, can I still post???
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Whoa!! I wasn't trying to start anything..... it was an honest question. I apologize if I offended anyone!
Grampy, you didn't offend anyone and I don't believe the 'ignore' comment was directed at you but at another poster.

SunTour parts are quite available and except for the Superbe Pro parts, parts tend to be quite reasonably priced. I tend to think that SunTour was a better product than Shimano, but they couldn't compete and now that they're out of business, we'll never know. But I think that the Superbe Pro was probably the best gruppo ever made, bar none. I know where's there a NOS Pro gruppo, but I don't think that my wife will let me take out a second on the house to get them. But I keep telling her "I got this Eddy frame in the garage..." Doesn't seem to impress her.

Dnvr, if you haven't already--if it fits, buy it! Sounds like a good deal, better for $200 or less. You're right, parts are probably worth more than the asking price.
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OK, I emailed the guy for a look see. He lives close by.
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Whew, for a minute there I thought I was in bed with the wife......... getting ignored again.
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My neighbor has a 1200 that he rides two to three thousand miles a year. It's a pretty reliable ride for him. I'd pay particular attention to looking for any hairline cracks in the frame or wheels. Personally, I like the red and yellow, and I believe I saw Levi L. riding a white saddle this morning on a short little jaunt... i.e., TT @ TdF.
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