YAWSIBT -- Yet Another Which Should I Buy Thread!
After searching for several weeks and missing out on a couple of bikes, I've been offered two models of Trek tourers.
One is the Trek 720, not made anymore, vintage 1985. The other is a Trek 520, vintage 1995.
The prices are similar, and of course the 520 has the more modern components, more gearing choices, etc.
But the 720 is calling to me, with its lugged frame and certain cachet. Neither one of these bikes has more than 100 miles on it.
Both are in almost new condition.
So, which should I buy? What are the special considerations I should keep in mind re: owning a 20 year old bike?
What would you pay for a 1995 520?
Thanks - sorry for the YAWSIBT.