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Old 03-03-13, 10:42 AM   #1
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Reasonable price for a used Trek 7.3 fx?

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Long time reader first time poster.... Just wondering what would be a reasonable price for a "barely used" 7.3 fx (Year: 2006, all stock components)? The local trek delearship has a new one for about $650. Also, any diff in terms of the bike geometry/components other than:

Front Derailleur: C102 (2006) Vs Acera (2013)
Rear Derailleur: Deore (2006) Vs Alivio (2013)
Tires: 35c (2006) Vs 32c (2013)

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Old 03-03-13, 01:46 PM   #2
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$350.00
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Old 03-03-13, 05:47 PM   #3
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Thanks SLazz; Any reason you came up with that number? I ask because after researching a little more I found this link: http://bicyclebluebook.com/searchlis....aspx?id=11140. No idea how reliable that website is though.

I'm already torn between the 7.3fx/7.5fx and the Sirrus Sport/Elite/Comp - I could only try the fit on the 7.5fx and the Elite and liked them both, although the 7.5fx felt a little lighter. Anyway I'll probably pass this 7.3fx and see if I can get a good deal on the 7.5 or the Elite/Comp.
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Old 03-03-13, 05:55 PM   #4
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I've seen a few FX 2s and 3s for sale on my local Craigslist and most of them are low milage queens and they are priced in the general area of $350. If you do buy private party you should be able to cut a decent deal since most of those bike aren't used by the owners. BTW, you really can't go wrong with Trek, and remember to spend a few extra bucks if you have to because in a few months you will have forgotten about the money. Good luck!

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I rarely see an FX model on craigslist, but a like new model could probably bring 300.00 or so.
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I'm already torn between the 7.3fx/7.5fx and the Sirrus Sport/Elite/Comp - I could only try the fit on the 7.5fx and the Elite and liked them both, although the 7.5fx felt a little lighter. Anyway I'll probably pass this 7.3fx and see if I can get a good deal on the 7.5 or the Elite/Comp.
While a new bike is ALWAYS in order, I'm wondering ...

- Have you considered upgrading the FX you have with new components, tires, etc...?
or
- Have you thought about keeping your FX and getting something completely different that would compliment it?
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Old 03-05-13, 12:38 AM   #7
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While a new bike is ALWAYS in order, I'm wondering ...

- Have you considered upgrading the FX you have with new components, tires, etc...?
or
- Have you thought about keeping your FX and getting something completely different that would compliment it?
Hi, I don't have a bike right now - I used to have a Mountain bike (one of those Target types), but was using it exclusively on bike trails. So, I sold it a few months back when I had to relocate for my new job. Right now, I'm looking for something that would let me commute and use it on the trail, but is also easy on my back (read: not looking to ride hunched over a road bike). I really liked the Trek 7.5 fx I tried at the local LBS though, but some of the posts I read here were saying the Sirrus comp is a better build. So, I'm looking around for a place to try that bike too and make my decision. In the meantime, this Trek 7.3 that I saw locally seemed tempting, but I figured I don't want to jump into it before trying a few more.
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I wouldn't pay more then $250- $275 for it. It is seven years old!

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This has been on the local CL for the past couple days...I know its a 7.2, but its close...so I wouldn't pay more than $250 for an '06...

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/3654385297.html
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This has been on the local CL for the past couple days...I know its a 7.2, but its close...so I wouldn't pay more than $250 for an '06...

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/3654385297.html
Hi Millerad,
Please be aware that the picture with the linked Craigslist ad is of a 2013 7.2FX!
Best regards
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I know it is. That was my point...if you could buy a 2013 7.2 ( I know he's looking at a 7.3) for right at $300, then there is no way he should pay any more than $250 for a model higher, but 7 yrs older. I was comparing the value of a used, but newer bike to his used older bike which is an '06.

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I know it is. That was my point...if you could buy a 2013 7.2 ( I know he's looking at a 7.3) for right at $300, then there is no way he should pay any more than $250 for a model higher, but 7 yrs older. I was comparing the value of a used, but newer bike to his used older bike which is an '06.
But, to argue that point, some people mark their bikes for a quick sale. They don't want to hold on to them so they'll drop them way down just to get rid of it and get the money. Other times, people will try to get top dollar out of something hoping to find the right buyer. The value of something is only worth what someone will pay. And sometimes, you find someone willing to spend the extre few dollars to get what they want even if most other people say they got ripped off.
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To give you some comparison; I bought my 7.5 FX 2010 model for €350.
So for a 7.2 FX from 2006, I would pay no more than €200 if all components are perfect.
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But, to argue that point, some people mark their bikes for a quick sale. They don't want to hold on to them so they'll drop them way down just to get rid of it and get the money. Other times, people will try to get top dollar out of something hoping to find the right buyer. The value of something is only worth what someone will pay. And sometimes, you find someone willing to spend the extre few dollars to get what they want even if most other people say they got ripped off.
Trust me, I completely understand that. I'm into 4Runners pretty big, and that's a common thing we see. People try to sell 4Runners for thousands more than they are worth, and there are people who still buy them. I was just giving him 1 example of something near me...not sure where he is, but his market can be completely different. I was just trying to give him some examples, as people had just been throwing out numbers. I was just trying to give him a point to make when dealing with the seller.
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To give you some comparison; I bought my 7.5 FX 2010 model for €350.
So for a 7.2 FX from 2006, I would pay no more than €200 if all components are perfect.
I agree with your logic (and also bought a used 7.5FX) but I can tell you that in my market cheaper bikes tend to depreciate less than more expensive ones (in percentage terms.) In the $200-350 used bike market there is a lot more demand than in the $500+ used market. I sold a 8 year old Trek 7100 in just OK condition for $160 and it sold FAST at that price.
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This has been on the local CL for the past couple days...I know its a 7.2, but its close...so I wouldn't pay more than $250 for an '06...

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/bik/3654385297.html
heh, that's a really good deal, no? I'm about 2 hours away..but might shoot the person an email and inquire about it. a 4 hour trip for a bike though is a lot of driving, but i'm having no luck finding something near me. =/
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heh, that's a really good deal, no? I'm about 2 hours away..but might shoot the person an email and inquire about it. a 4 hour trip for a bike though is a lot of driving, but i'm having no luck finding something near me. =/
Ya that seems to be a pretty good deal. 4hrs isn't too bad, I drove from Indy to Louisville to pick a bike up for my wife. I'd do it to save a few hundred bucks.
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