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Old 04-16-11, 04:37 PM   #1
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weird/awesome trek t1 situation

tldr: is a brand new Trek T1 for $375 a really good deal?

I was riding home from work on my iro when a guy yelled at me to pull over, saying he had a deal for me. I pulled over, and he opens his car and I see a T1. He says that he wants to get rid of a bike that he just won, and before he can tell em what it is, I say what it is. he won it at a festival at the velodrome this past weekend that I was at. He rides bmx and is getting married, so he just wants to sell it. He said he really wanted to give it to somebody local, and when he saw me riding fixed down a busy street he felt like I would be a cool guy to sell it to. The bike shop that sponsored the event will exchange sizes and fit me(I just checked with them to make sure). I've been wanting to get a bike with more track geometry... opinions???
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Old 04-16-11, 04:41 PM   #2
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Sounds stolen..
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TL;DR: Good deal.

But it seems so sketchy/fishy to me...
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Sounds stolen..
My bad, I didn't read the part about the bike shop very carefully.
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Old 04-16-11, 04:45 PM   #6
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My bad, I didn't read the part about the bike shop very carefully.
lulz me too
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I was at the event and saw the bike being raffled off, and I called the bike shop(where friends of mine work) and they confirmed it.
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sounds legit, go for it bro
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Man, could you make it sound any less sketchy?


you aren't asking, just bragging
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Old 04-16-11, 04:57 PM   #10
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Lol. It seemed like an incredible deal, but I dont know anything about the T1. i never hear anything about them on hear. Guess I was just making sure it wasnt a pile of poop.
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Hmm.... I'll have to try that way of selling.

I have a Vuelta Pista crankset to sell and there's this cute girl that rides by everyday.

I'll have to stop her and tell her i've got a crank that'll rock her world.
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Hmm.... I'll have to try that way of selling.

I have a Vuelta Pista crankset to sell and there's this cute girl that rides by everyday.

I'll have to stop her and tell her i've got a crank that'll rock her world.
Hopefully she doesn't carry pepper spray!
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Old 04-16-11, 05:19 PM   #13
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Get it already!
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Do it.
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I was thinking "stolenstolenstolenstolenstolen," when I saw that the bike shop confirmed it, my jaw dropped. Thats crazy. At the very least, buy it and resell it for more.
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Haha why are you wasting time on bfssfg! dooo eeeet

edit: if the iro is your only bike right now, and you perhaps have velodrome ambitions, its a great choice. i always liked the unique tubing, and you'll definitely feel the difference in Al
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That's a killer deal. Drive it up to WI and I'll give you $400 for it 56cm please.
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Did it!
Its the black one. I'll have to borrow a camera to show it off. I want to ride it really hard, but its a 56 and I am gonna switch it out for a 58, so I dont want to put any wear on it. I really really want to though.

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edit: if the iro is your only bike right now, and you perhaps have velodrome ambitions, its a great choice. i always liked the unique tubing, and you'll definitely feel the difference in Al
It was my only bike, and I have been wanting to get more into track racing. Theres a velodrome about 10min from my place and I go occasionally.
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Old 04-19-11, 11:11 PM   #19
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So I went to the lbs today to exchange for a larger size after 2 employees confirmed that it was all fine and dandy. I start talking to the manager about it and he straight up tells me no. He was kindof a dick about it, giving no explanation and basically trying to push me out of the store it felt like. I must have caught him at a bad time because usually everyone is really cool at this lbs. I was pretty pissed off. Thats the lbs that I bring most of my business to and refer friends to. No more.

I can still sell the bike on cl for a profit though. Already got some offers. I really wanted it for myself though.
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Old 04-19-11, 11:22 PM   #20
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Just sell it and buy another one that fits.
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Old 04-19-11, 11:35 PM   #21
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Old 04-19-11, 11:58 PM   #22
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Pro-fit.
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It's only one size different, check out how you fit on it before selling.
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I'll start selling my stuff that way. "Hey, I've got a deal for you"
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To bad it isn't your size. I'v thought about buying a T1 before, just the frame though. It seems like a pretty good bike for the price.
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