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1998 Trek 5200 OCLV Price Check

Old 05-15-15, 08:00 PM
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1998 Trek 5200 OCLV Price Check

Over the past few weeks I had been looking for a new bike and I finally pulled the trigger on a 1998? Trek 5200 OCLV w/ tri bars and non-stock components. I paid 345$ for it and was wondering if that was a decent deal. I will be using this bike for weekend rides and a 20 mile round trip commute a few days a week down a paved bayou trail.

Here some info on it:

-The carbon frame seems to be in excellent condition with a couple nicks here and there and a little scratching to the left of the bottom bracket on the chain side.

-Wheels: Spinergy XAERO Lite

-Crank & BB: Ultegra & Dura Ace BB-7700

-Derailleurs: Front- Shimano Ultegra, Rear- SRAM Apex

-Brakes: FSA Gossamer

-Cassette: New Sram PG1070

-Shifters & Levers: SRAM 3v Bar End Shifters & Bontrager Race Lite Alloy

-Seat Post: Felt Carbon

-Pedals: Crank Brother Egg Beaters

-Bars: PZ AE 5.0 Tri Bars

The only problem that I noticed with the bike is that the bottom bracket is a little "lumpy" which will require me to do some maintenance on the bearings I am guessing. Besides that, everything is in excellent condition.

Please let me know what you guys think. Thanks
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Not classic.
Not vintage.

It's a high end $2000+ bike that you bought for $350. If it fits and the bottom bracket issue is just simple servicing, seems like a good buy.
You certainly can't get that quality of a bike for that price new.
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I think you got a good deal. That's a nice frame, albeit with some strange component choices.
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That is a very good price. Make sure you inspect the frame, in very good light, for any signs of cracks, just to be on the safe side.
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The price you paid was lower than market for an original Trek 5200 (asking prices are market between $500-$1000, depending on the Seller and how long you want to wait for a Buyer). Probably due to the strange combination of components. If I were you, and that bike was mine, I'd probably strip off the non-matching parts and install all Shimano 105 or Ultegra components. You can eBay or craigslist the odd ball collection of parts that you remove piece by piece to recover some of the cost of the replacement matching parts.
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I sold a similar bike with stock equipment a year ago for $600. But, it took me 5 weeks, and a fair number of no shows. One tactic that I used was to try to frame the value vs. a new carbon fiber bike, as opposed to a high priced 20 yr old bike. I think you got an excellent buy
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