Hi - Newbie. I am not sure where to post this. But what would be a fair price for a 2007 Trek 2.1 road bike from a private party with all basic accessories (bump, lights and a bottle rack) in decent condition. (not mint but not beat up either, no rust or visual problems, tires still look decent).
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle
Which means it could be bought in the $1100 range at an LBS. $700 tops. I'd offer $650 and come up. Disadvantage to a used bike is zero warranty, even the frame warranty is voided. Good point to argue, but really seldom an overall issue
Thanks. It's a 2007 model. I got it for $500. I am so happy. I am going to start biking after taking it to a LBS to have it sized and "tuned-up" (Is there such a thing for bikes?) Paid an extra $20 for a helmet to take care of safety! Thank you very very much for your tips/hints. Thank you!