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    TREK Alpha 1000, what is it worth..will buy one.

    Hello,
    I'm new to this forum. I have a friend who is attempting to sell me his TREK Alpha 1000 . He's only had it 1-2 yrs, it's blue n white in color, 60 cm. He said he paid $600 brand new. He only rode it twice. What is a fair price to pay for this. It has all standard accessories (21 or 24 speed I think). I appreciate your reply and help. Is $200 or $250 tops a good offer to make to him? What do u recommend?

    Thank You....Cameron

    P.S- I was incorrect about my previous thread post..it wasn't a TREK 600

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    The best price I remember seeing on a 2003 Trek 1000 was a $499 "end of season" close-out (plus tax). So, if your local LBS checks it over, and it needs nothing more than a tune-up and a wheel truing, $200 to $250 would be a fair price. It is a good, reliable road bike.

    Make sure it is your size. Most folks on a size 60 are 5'11 to 6'1" with a slacks inseam of 33 or 34 inches. (Total leg length of 35 inches to 36 inches).

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    Gr8....thank u very much for your reply.

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    if it fits. Def if it fits 200-250 sounds good. Except that is pretty shallow dont know what the seller will say. Tell the seller if you can bring it to a shop and get it inspected and if the inspection goes good you offer him 3-400
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    if it fits. Def if it fits 200-250 sounds good. Except that is pretty shallow dont know what the seller will say. Tell the seller if you can bring it to a shop and get it inspected and if the inspection goes good you offer him 3-400
    are you stoned? You're telling him to start out with a higher bid.

    Who cares what the seller says, if he needs to he can go higher.

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    man you are HARSH!


    i was saying if they go through the trouble and the shop says its great, then up a little, but if the shop says it needs work then offer 250 or lower.
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    do u fit the 60cm? have u taken a test ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
    The best price I remember seeing on a 2003 Trek 1000 was a $499 "end of season" close-out (plus tax).
    It is basically brand new if he has only ridden it twice. I would pay $500 max, but start low.
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    $200 would be a good deal. If he's desperate to get rid of it throw it out there and see if he bites. I'd say $400 tops would be the highest I'd go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitteringjr
    It is basically brand new if he has only ridden it twice. I would pay $500 max, but start low.
    This quote is a little rich. While i loved the bike back when I bought it in 1999 and I know the one you are looking at has been hardly ridden, depreciation factors into this equation. If it truly has limited use and was stored correctly, I would say 400 is the max and I would start at around 300.
    As for the size, make sure you get this one right. Toptube's on Treks tend to run a little long. For a 60cm frame, as a ballpark figure, I would say 6-0 to 6-2 or 6-3. I am 6 ft tall and ride a 58 cm Trek 1000 without much room to spare in the jewels area.
    Good luck and let us know how your decision turns out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clfjmpr44
    depreciation factors into this equation.
    How? It hasn't been ridden to depreciate it. It is basically the same bike as a new one with a different paint color.

    I'm not suggesting that he pay $500 for it, but I also don't think he would be taken if he did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alanbikehouston
    Make sure it is your size. Most folks on a size 60 are 5'11 to 6'1" with a slacks inseam of 33 or 34 inches. (Total leg length of 35 inches to 36 inches).
    No way... I have a 35-ish inseam and would castrate myself on any 60cm bike.
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    As a point of reference, I just bought a brand new 2005 trek 1000 which has several upgrades over that bike, like a carbon fork and a better rear derailleur. I paid $520 for it. I would not consider paying over $300 for it.

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