Ive been looking for a touring bike, and I came across a 1988/89 trek 520 going for $500. the frame, drivetrain, and brakes seem to be in pretty good condition. I love the way it looks, and also rides very nicely.
my question is whether a bike thats more than 20 years old worth 500 bucks?
If I purchase it, Im going to put on tons of miles doing fully loaded tours, so my major concern is the integrity and durability of a frame thats so old. Would I be better off spending an extra 600-700 dollars for a brand new touring bike?