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Old 10-07-16, 11:25 AM
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Trek 610 Value

Trek 610 Sport 12 Speed Road Bike

What do you guys think it's worth? Should I try to get him down a bit? It's been up for a month
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Old 10-07-16, 12:39 PM
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I just sold a 1982 Trek 614, mostly Suntour equipped with a Sugino AT crank, for $265. My bike looked similar cosmetically. I'm in a likely less hot market than you but then again perhaps not.
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Old 10-07-16, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by asbabicz View Post
Trek 610 Sport 12 Speed Road Bike

What do you guys think it's worth? Should I try to get him down a bit? It's been up for a month
Doesn't look like the post has been edited since it was posted, so the seller may be open to offers.

That Trek looks clean, and it has the advantage of being from the original owner.

Still, $350 seems high. If I saw it in person, rode it, and loved it, I'd try to work the seller down to $275-300. Not exactly a deal, but you'd know what you're getting into, which can be worth something to certain people.

FWIW Santa Barbara isn't *that* hot of a market. I lived there a while back, and can attest to it being somewhat isolated. More than an hour's drive in any direction to the next major city (ie LA). Unless someone from outside SB is looking for that exact bike, it will sit for a while at that price.
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Old 10-07-16, 01:41 PM
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As near as I can tell, that's a 1985 model. A full bike shot would be nice. As billytwosheds said, I would talk him down to $275-300.
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Response from poster: bike is 24" frame, ideal for someone 5'11"-6'4"

I'm 5'9" do you think it's worth checking it out?
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Old 10-07-16, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by asbabicz View Post
Response from poster: bike is 24" frame, ideal for someone 5'11"-6'4"

I'm 5'9" do you think it's worth checking it out?
Unless you have very long legs, probably not.

This image makes me think it really is a tall bike. Maybe too tall for you:

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Old 10-07-16, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by asbabicz View Post
Response from poster: bike is 24" frame, ideal for someone 5'11"-6'4"

I'm 5'9" do you think it's worth checking it out?
I have a 24" frame Trek 710 and the standover height is about 34". At 5'9" the frame is a bit tall for you. You probably need a 22 1/2" frame in Trek sizing.
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I've always thought it was odd that Trek went for years with nothing between 22.5 and 24.
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That bike is an early Trek, and a really nice frame, as well. These things are already becoming collectible. From the headbadge, I'd guess it's a 1979-era model. Also, it's in my size, and I'm 6'2". I'm surprised it's lasted that long for that price in California. If it fits you and you are looking for a future collectible, go for it. Just, please, don't buy it if you are looking for a commuter-it's too nice for that!

Man, that's one beautiful Trek........
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
As near as I can tell, that's a 1985 model. A full bike shot would be nice. As billytwosheds said, I would talk him down to $275-300.
Nope. It's an '84 - the only year they made that one with "real" lugs, not the cast "chop and braze" abominations.

Sweet bike, btw. Love mine.
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Originally Posted by rando_couche View Post
Nope. It's an '84 - the only year they made that one with "real" lugs, not the cast "chop and braze" abominations.

Sweet bike, btw. Love mine.
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This. I paid $210 for mine, but it was not in as good shape as this one.
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Originally Posted by rando_couche View Post
Nope. It's an '84 - the only year they made that one with "real" lugs, not the cast "chop and braze" abominations.

Sweet bike, btw. Love mine.
Ah yes, so it is. You can see the differences here:

https://vintage-trek.com/images/trek/84Trek2Sport.pdf
https://vintage-trek.com/images/trek/85TrekSport.pdf
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