Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Used Trek 830 for $125, worth it?

    I had decided to get a Trek 7.3 FX so I'd only need to have one bike, but have decided I don't want to take a $700 bike with me to college when I am living on campus. So, I'm now looking to get two bikes: a mountain bike for the trails by my house and a road bike for getting around.

    Anyway, I've been looking, and found a Trek 830 for sale on my craigslist for $125. It looks to be in really good shape, and would likely only need to be tuned up. If it were you, would you go for it? I'm not going to be doing any "hard core" mountain biking, just dirt and gravel trails where I live.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Simply_Love; 05-31-11 at 08:30 PM.

  2. #2
    Out
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lalaland
    My Bikes
    two-wheelers
    Posts
    473
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is this in Atlanta?
    I'm two-tired to ride today.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nope, opposite side of country. I live in WA

  4. #4
    Green Tea Lemonade Oil_LOL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Highland Park, NJ
    Posts
    369
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, get it. Those types of bikes, old steel, rigid, are great values, fun rides, and incredibly versatile. You can, obviously, do mountain biking on them, but also commute or tour, if you put on slick tires. I have something similar (old Specialized Rockhopper, basically the same), and I ride it pretty much everywhere. If it fits you, and isn't in horrendous condition, pick it up and get it checked out and tuned up by you LBS (local bike shop)

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks! I sent the person an email. It was posted a few days ago, so I hope it's still available.

  6. #6
    Gravity hunter dminor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    The 509
    My Bikes
    are not listed as if they were some sort of portfolio.
    Posts
    12,205
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it's the one in Olympia, that's a bit stiff on the price; but would be a worthy campus-bike.

  7. #7
    Ellensburg, WA scozim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Ellensburg, WA
    My Bikes
    See my signature
    Posts
    2,518
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I bought my 80's 800 Antelope for $20 from a customer. These things pop up all the time so $125 might be a little steep especially if you need to do work on it. Mine's a tank and has been converted into a touring/commuter with drop bars and bar end shifters.
    1984 Gitane Sprint; 1984 Gitane Tour de France;1982 Trek 610; 1980's Univega Supra Sport (fixie); 1975 Teledyne Titan; 1968 Peugeot PL8; ;1982 Nishiki Marina 12; 1972 Peugeot PX-10; 1987 Trek 800 Antelope (touring/commuting set up); 1981 Trek 510; 1993 Trek 950 mtb; 1996 Klein Pulse II mtb; 1997 Klein Pulse Comp mtb; 1989 Peugeot Limestone hybrid (for touring); 1989 Spectrum Titanium

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    6
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It wasn't in Olympia. I live farther north (Kent area). I had emailed them yesterday asking about the frame size just to see, and they responded this morning. I didn't respond till tonight (after thinking about it, I wasn't sure if the price was a bit steep and wanted to ask for opinions first). I offered $90 to see if they'd be willing to come down on price, but I can't find the ad anymore, so I think they've already sold it.

  9. #9
    ed
    ed is offline
    . ed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    The Summit of Lee
    My Bikes
    Hecklah
    Posts
    10,932
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I agree with D...I'd pay $50 or so for it if it was in good working cond'n. The Cromo frames are good for your intended purpose...but they're not magic like the retro grouches will try to convince you. They won't start sprouting dollar bills, change the build of your quads, nor grow you big man-nads. It's a good beater for gravel though.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •