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Two Trek 613's. Fair price?

Old 05-10-17, 07:10 PM
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Two Trek 613's. Fair price?

So, I'm on the hunt for a nice, vintage Trek, sport/touring model. The 600 series seems right.

These two have popped up here in Madison, a pretty big biking town, but nothing like Portland or NY or SF.

This listing has lots of photos and plenty of detail, and is less expensive. The owner seems to know about bikes.

This one only has one photo and no detail, and is more expensive. Is this price a bit too high, judging from the little gleamed information? Here is a post on this forum about the same bike and some various valuations.

The obvious choice would seem bike #1, no? I just can't get over the fact that #2 seems a tad high, but I'm a newbie in the C&V world.

By the way, there is a third option, this 600, but I'd have to replace the bars/shifters, which I'd not be thrilled about, but I would do it if the deal seems best.

All thoughts welcome.

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edit: I should add, they are all the same size, my size

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Old 05-10-17, 07:42 PM
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If you have a spare set of bars and levers, #3 would be the one to jump on.
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Door #3. I can send you a pair of bars for the cost of shipping. Or check a coop they are likely swimming in bars stems and shifters. Should only set you back $20 or so. That bike is cherry
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I would say it's a very nice bike and basically worth the price.
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I would say it's a very nice bike and basically worth the price.
Which one, specifically?
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The catalog for the 600 says there is a downtube shift lever stop braze on. Can you see one in photo #4? Is it gone?
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It's there. You can just barely make it out in the first pic, right behind the downtube cable stop.
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I was thinking of this bike

The other one is nice but a just bit high price wise.
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All three are nice bikes but 1 and 3 are the best choices. The 1983 Trek 600 is cheaper but you'd have to swap out some parts and that can get expensive fast. The 1982 Trek 613 is in outstanding condition.

The 600 series Treks make very fine all around bikes. I have a 1984 Trek 610 and it is one of my favorite bikes.
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As for the last one nice bike but I would no with the current setup wrong size strait bars with iffy shfter and brake setup. Note brake handles about 4 inches from bar and both shifter's incorrectly setup on left side WTF this is a mess that will cost $100-150 in parts and labor to sort out.

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