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Old 06-12-07, 10:32 PM   #1
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Trek 7500...

Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, and was wondering if anyone could help me out. I just won an auction on Ebay for a Trek Multitrack 7500 for $350 (includes shipping), yet upon investigation I am having doubts as to whether it is a 2005 model, as the description says. I realized that more recent models have a different color scheme, or at least the frames are shinier. This one is plain white. I googled "white trek 7500", and a 1999 model showed up. The seller said all the components were stock, so I did not ask them what they were, since I assumed it was a 2005 model. Anyway, the link is here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2125&rd=1&rd=1

If this bike is indeed 1999, will $350 have been too much for this nearly decade old bike? I am particularly worried, since this is my first bike, and it was hard enough putting down the money for this.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-12-07, 11:46 PM   #2
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That bike sure looks like the 1999 model to me, solid colors are old models. The newer ones had multi colors. Heres a 1999 model picture of a larger frame online. You can call Trek with the serial and they will tell you the year. Also there is some seial decoders online.

http://www.epinions.com/bike-Bicycle...rek_7500__1999



The auction photo looks good, but Unless its really mint $350 may be too much. I would tell the seller of the discrepancy and ask for some dough back maybe.

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Old 06-13-07, 12:33 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot.. that's what I thought too.. How would this older model compare to newer models, in terms of performance? I'm new to biking, so I don't know if technological advances during this kind of time span would be significant. Also, is a 15 inch frame too small for a 5'7 person? Too big for 5'2? Thanks.
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