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Old 01-24-13, 11:33 AM   #1
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Need help with a Trek mtb

Hello! I have recently just acquired a Trek mountain bike and i would be grateful if anyone could help me identifying the model and value of this, it's in need for a bit of repair work such as a new front Tyre and a good clean, as far as i know it's a 15 speed mountain bike, it's part of the Aluminium series and i think it either says 7000 or 700 on the frame, it uses shimano gears and brakes and has 26'' wheels and is a metallic deep purple colour, that's about as much as i know about it, any further information will be greatly appreciated since as you can tell, i know next to nothing about bikes, thanks!
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Old 01-24-13, 11:42 AM   #2
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Photos would be a start
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just words, blind guesses .. go to a shop, where they can see the issues, in person.
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It's in my Dad's shed atm so it's abit hard to get photos, i came across this photo on google though and it is a very similar bike, however the one i have does not have the suspension on the front forks and the pedals are slightly different, same colour and very similar if not same frame though, don't know if that helps.
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Vintage Trek has some info that can help you to identify it:
Trek model year identification chart.

Trek catalogs
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The bike in the picture is a Trek 7000 mountain bike. It has either 21 or 24 speeds (number of cogs int he back X number of chainrings in the front). It was a decent quality mountain bike, TIG welded frame made in (I think) Taiwan. Probably sold for between $800 - $1000 BITD. Probably circa 1996 or so.

Around 1995 - 96, the style of brakes that came on most mountain bikes changed from a centre-pull cantilever brake (where a bare run of cable forms a triangle above the brakes) to 'V' brakes (where the cable and housing run all the way to one arm of the brake and the inner cable runs from one arm to the other). THe picture shows a bike with cantilever brakes, which means it is likely from ~95 or before.
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It's in my Dad's shed atm so it's abit hard to get photos, i came across this photo on google though and it is a very similar bike, however the one i have does not have the suspension on the front forks and the pedals are slightly different, same colour and very similar if not same frame though, don't know if that helps.
Nope, the photo is of some other bike on the internet; we have no idea how similar/different it is to yours, since only you have seen yours. And you're the one who is uncertain about how to ID the bike in the first place. Thus no new facts can be reliably derived from this photo.



I can tell you though; a 15spd bike will be using a freewheel as opposed to a freehub type rear wheel; which may indicate a low end bike.
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managed to track down the id of the bike, it is a 21 speed Trek 7000 zx, im still unsure of the year, i'm thinking 1993, thanks for the help
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If we can reach telepathically through time and space to the owner of the bike in the photo... flip your front wheel. There, fixed it.
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Hello Jwhittle100, Welcome to the forums. Unfortunately older MTBs don't hold alot of value but depending on condition it may be worth $100 if it is in rideable condition.

As for making it serviceable....If your unfamiliar with bike mechanics I strongly suggest you take it to a shop and have it tuned up. I think depending on your location a tuneup will run around $50 plus whatever parts you may need. Hope this helps.


OH the 7000 series were some pretty nice bikes IMHO, and I was never a big trek nor aluminium fan but I liked those 7000s
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