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Old 12-19-11, 07:08 PM
Thrifty Bill
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I would clean it up, put a saddle on it and resell it. Steel Treks are very desirable, and this one is extremely hard to find (18 inch frame size). ( The smallest size for most Trek road bikes was 19 inch). I had one a couple of years ago, the buyer drove four hours ONE way to get it.

In a strong market, ready to ride, could bring up to about $300 (this is for the complete bike). Selling framesets is somewhat problematical, particularly locally. Buyers tend to be looking for bikes, not framesets. So that leaves selling on fleecebay, with all the fees and issues there. Do not underestimate the importance of marketing (creating a great listing), a spotless sales record, and the ability to package and ship at a realistic price.

Yours shows some rim wear, overall, it looks really good.

As a donor bike, I would look elsewhere. The components used on that bike were pretty average, nothing special. Take the profits and buy better components.

This was mine.

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