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    What's it worth? OR...Should I just keep it?

    This is not a for-sale or spam posting. There is a seperate section for that; and also Craigslist.

    Way back in 1999 (I think....maybe 2000) I bought a Trek 7000 with an 18" frame. It was a little too small for me, and I put maybe 10 miles on it.

    I gave it to my father, but he never rode it. At all.

    Since then it has sat in a garage...unloved.

    I just recently tried to pump up the tires and the rear tube popped through the tire; thus scaring the bejesus out of me (it sounded like a gunshot) and making me realize just how long this thing has been sitting around.


    Is this thing worth enough to warrant selling it and putting the proceeds towards a cheapish (probably used) cyclocross bike? Or should I just slap some road tires on it and call it a day?


    (Photo is not my bike but just like it...except the fork. Mine has a http://sporting-goodsonline.com/rock...rk-1-1-8-.html)
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    By the way...when I say it didn't fit....I mean it was CLOSE. I could probably put a longer stem on it and be mostly happy.

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    What level of components are on it? I'd bet it's worth something. No idea how much without knowing the components and if the fork still works fine. In any case, someone on CL would buy it. Maybe $200 or so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scyclops View Post
    Oh yeah, sure, what if everyone thought that way? Then internet forums would merely be places where rational people exchange useful information and ideas - instead of the chaotic, emotionally-charged circuses that they are.

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    The one in the pic looks like a 1998. The 2000 ones were a brighter yellow. 1999 came in green and blue only.

    Around here olde MTBs don't bring much. Pristine maybe $200 like 3sp said. Some cities have hotter MTB markets though so you might ask higher at first.

    As to what to do, that depends too. Were you gonna get a CX bike to race CX? Or were you gonna put slicks on that, too? Cuz you can race CX on a MTB. Usually no barends allowed. Just get some light knobbies and hit it! Schwalbe even makes light 26" skinny knobbies 1.35" wide!

    If you're just looking for a non-roadie road bike, then a rigid fork to go along with the slicks would be nice .
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    If you are selling, where you located?
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    Quote Originally Posted by notatrain View Post
    By the way...when I say it didn't fit....I mean it was CLOSE. I could probably put a longer stem on it and be mostly happy.
    Treks of that era had some crazy short top tubes. The effective top tube on my 1999 Trek 4000 is WAY short for an 18" bike, about the same as my 15" Mongoose. I put a 130mm stem on the Trek and it's a sweet ride.

    Check out how the bikes line up:

    1980ish Free Spirit Sunbird fixed * 1996 Mongoose IBOC Zero-G * 1997 KHS Comp * 1990-ish Scapin * Lemond Buenos Aires Triple

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