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Old 01-27-12, 03:51 PM   #1
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Trek 4200?

Came across a Trek 4200 for sale.

Rough, no dents, bad tires, rusty cables.

Wheels are true. Paint and decals look fine.

It tried to shift, bad cables. BB seems quiet.
Couldn't ride it because of the tires. Brakes
work but way out of adjustment.

What it it worth? I want it for a rider. Don't
mind a rebuild if it came close to the worh
of the bike.

Couldn't find any info, ebay and such.

Sorry no pics.
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Old 01-27-12, 03:59 PM   #2
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I went through all of the years of Trek bikes back to 2000 and there was not a 4200.
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Old 01-27-12, 04:13 PM   #3
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I went through all of the years of Trek bikes back to 2000 and there was not a 4200.
After some looking it might be a 4300. I was in a rush when I looked at it and I am old.
It shows a 4300 new at about $800, so at the asking price of $100 it ain't no good deal.
New one has disc brakes.

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Old 01-27-12, 06:36 PM   #4
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I think my Trek 4100 was worth about $700 new and I bought it for $400 with almost no use. It's mint.
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I would think that if it's good except needing new cables and tires, it's probably worth $50-$75. The problem is knowing whether it's going to shift well once you replace the cables. Are the tires bad as in worn out, which means the bike was ridden a good amount, or are they just old or something? If the tires are bad for some reason but look like they were hardly ridden, I bet the bike turns out great with the new tires and cables and would probably pull $200 on CL in my area.
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Agreed with 3 speed, picking up a bike that doesn't shift or doesn't shift well can result in a huge repair bill. My freind picked up a 01 Specialized Hard Rock that didn't shift. Turned out the SRAM shifters were toast. Upon further inspection, the bike shop found the BB was loose and needed a rebuild, and the brakes had cut a ridge in the front rim. His estimate to repair the bike was nearly the same as a new low end MTB, around $250.
Offer the guy $50 or $60, maybe it would be a good idea to just pass it up.
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Thanks for all the input.

I passed on this one.
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Thanks for all the input.

I passed on this one.
I would have passed on it too!
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