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Old 05-16-15, 04:23 PM
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Trek 660 in Minneapolis

Good afternoon,

I wondered what you thought the "fair value" for this bike is:

Vintage Trek bike: 54 CM 1984 model 660

It appears to need little or nothing

Thank you for thoughts and comments

John
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Old 05-16-15, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jwats View Post
Good afternoon,

I wondered what you thought the "fair value" for this bike is:

Vintage Trek bike: 54 CM 1984 model 660


It appears to need little or nothing

Thank you for thoughts and comments

John
if i could find one here in L.A. I would try to buy it, 400.00 would be my number, others might say lower or higher....nice campy all around and reynolds 531,
modolo brake not a big plus. Bottom line if you like it and it is clean tires good no dents, offer what you are willing to pay...a few dollars one way or the other makes up for searching CL for months trying to find the best price....time =money, more time less riding.
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Old 05-16-15, 08:22 PM
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"the aero bars will be removed."

see if you can get it for $400 or less without bars, then you can add the bars, bar tape, hoods, and cable housing of your choosing.
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Old 05-16-15, 08:40 PM
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I have one of these. I think I paid $80 or something for it but that was a deal and it was not nearly as nice a build. The bike you are looking at has some very nice parts on it.

FWIW, these (mine at least) are 531cs, which uses 531 main tubes and 501 stays, I think. If you care.

If you like the bike and want to keep/ride it, I agree that $400 would be a good price. However, no meat on the bone if you would be looking to sell it.

I put my Modolo brakes on e-Bay and somebody actually bought them. Stunning. They really are crap. I replaced them with period Shimano 600 "Arabesque"......which are not that good but are 4x better than the Modolos.
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Strangely, there are no aero bars on that bike as pictured.
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It's a fair price for a very nice bike. If you want it, buy it. But don't think you're getting some great deal.

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Strangely, there are no aero bars on that bike as pictured.
Maybe the seller updated with new pictures but forgot to change the text?
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Old 05-17-15, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Gartenmeister View Post
I have one of these. I think I paid $80 or something for it but that was a deal and it was not nearly as nice a build. The bike you are looking at has some very nice parts on it.

FWIW, these (mine at least) are 531cs, which uses 531 main tubes and 501 stays, I think. If you care.

If you like the bike and want to keep/ride it, I agree that $400 would be a good price. However, no meat on the bone if you would be looking to sell it.

I put my Modolo brakes on e-Bay and somebody actually bought them. Stunning. They really are crap. I replaced them with period Shimano 600 "Arabesque"......which are not that good but are 4x better than the Modolos.
Just curious why you didnt like the Modolo brakes? Which model? I know they didnt get rave reviews and probably because they may have downgraded a classic bike. My '86 pro series 760 has Modolo "Equipe" brakes. I dont mind them much, they stop me well enough.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL View Post
Just curious why you didnt like the Modolo brakes? Which model? I know they didnt get rave reviews and probably because they may have downgraded a classic bike. My '86 pro series 760 has Modolo "Equipe" brakes. I dont mind them much, they stop me well enough.
They made creaking sounds, refused to stay properly centered, had trashed hoods that are difficult to find replacements for, and basically would not stop the bike. They were called "Speedy," most likely (as others have suggested) because one is still going pretty fast after trying to use them. This is all with new cabling and hours of adjustment attention. The 600 set from the same era is a night and day difference.
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Originally Posted by Gartenmeister View Post
They made creaking sounds, refused to stay properly centered, had trashed hoods that are difficult to find replacements for, and basically would not stop the bike. They were called "Speedy," most likely (as others have suggested) because one is still going pretty fast after trying to use them. This is all with new cabling and hours of adjustment attention. The 600 set from the same era is a night and day difference.
Odd. Mine work pretty good, no noise. Cant vouch for the hoods since mine have cheesy Cane Creek repops but at least they are there. Thanx for the comeback, it's appreciated.
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Modolo brakes, in my experience, work well but the pads that they came with were poor. The bike is fair price esp. since it looks to be very clean with low miles. The frame is full reynolds 531 as per the catalog specs, http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/84Trek_11.jpg

I'd try to get it for a bit lower but the seller should be able to realize the asking price.
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Old 05-17-15, 01:26 PM
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re: modolo ... it's difficult to be objective with a sample size of one.
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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
re: modolo ... it's difficult to be objective with a sample size of one.
Perhaps, but a quick consultation with Google reveals many other riders with generally negative feelings about Modolo brakes.
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I think that would be very tempting if it was near me. It doesn't have those cool 'capped' dropouts but it is great looking machine. I understand those early Treks were good riders too.

As to the Modolos, I was never keen on them but they are a decent brake. I had a set of them (don't recall the model) on a Bianchi and once I got them set up right and ditched those nasty synthered pads they were nice. I think what gives them a bad rap was the pads and that QR could be tricky to use while riding.

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re: google ... you can probably find thousands of complaints about trek if you look.
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Originally Posted by eschlwc View Post
re: google ... you can probably find thousands of complaints about trek if you look.
Yup, but most likely not the 660 (or similar). They are great bikes.

OP, are you going to buy it?
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Modolo brakes, in my experience, work well but the pads that they came with were poor. The bike is fair price esp. since it looks to be very clean with low miles. The frame is full reynolds 531 as per the catalog specs, http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/84Trek_11.jpg

I'd try to get it for a bit lower but the seller should be able to realize the asking price.
Many of us raced locally with Modolo Professionals.

Ditch the pads and you'll be in good shape.
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