I'm still searching for just the right bike. Well I ran across this on CraigslistAttachment 359102
It's a 62cm 1996/97 Trek 2120 (Specs http://www.bicyclebluebook.com/Searc...x=20000&type=0) and he was asking $350 for it. I know when it was new it cost about $1300. I got him down to $300 but I couldn't make myself go look at it quite yet. This thing has been sitting in his garage for about a decade. So the question is Gem or Money pit?
It's going to need:
New tire and tubes for sure ~$50
Tune up ~$50
New cables and brake pads? ~$40
and I'm going to probably have to replace the stem (but I would have to on just about any bike thanks to my weird build)~$50
Grand total: +/-$490
It's still less than a new entry level road bike and/or a bike with similar components... Thoughts?