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1982 Trek 614 Road Bike

Old 06-16-17, 03:08 PM
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1982 Trek 614 Road Bike

Just wondering what my 1982 Trek 614 might be worth. I bought new as a teenager in WI and gave it some regular use for a few years, but then moved away and only rode it occasionally when visiting home. So it's very low mileage for it's age. Most of it's life has been spent in storage hanging off the ground in a dry basement. Finally brought it out to the east coast. Rode it last week and it's still a great ride. All partsare original and work fine. Even the tires and inner tubes are original. It's got a few chips in the paint on the top tube and therubber grips on the brakes dried out. What would a fair price be to ask in the tri-state area if I decided to sell it? It's a 24" frame. All the specs match the 1982 Trek catalog on the vintage Trek site.
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Old 06-16-17, 05:12 PM
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As a buyer I'd consider 35 year old tires, tubes and brake pads as items that required immediate replacement. I'd also want to replace the cables, but if everything is working well, many buyers wouldn't worry about that. The bike looks like it's in excellent condition. I'd guess that you could sell it for about $300. I paid $150 for the bare frame and fork of my '82 614.
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Old 06-16-17, 06:03 PM
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As a buyer I'd consider 35 year old tires, tubes and brake pads as items that required immediate replacement. I'd also want to replace the cables, but if everything is working well, many buyers wouldn't worry about that. The bike looks like it's in excellent condition. I'd guess that you could sell it for about $300. I paid $150 for the bare frame and fork of my '82 614.
I agree. The bike should be listed with a $400 asking price and detailed pictures. Emphasize that you are the original owner and that the bike is low miles with the original equipment.
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Old 06-16-17, 06:50 PM
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I would agree with @Barrettscv @ $400 in a strong market area.
Not sure which tri-state area, but original everything is only 'very important' to a limited % of potential buyers/collectors (loosely defined).


In Seattle 6-7 years back i bought a very good condition 'mostly original' 1984ish 600series in a 25" frame size (531cs f/f) for $240 and sold a few years later for about $200ish in a multi-bike sale. The new owner loves the softer touring ride characteristics.


Patience in a Hot market area, and/or finding that Trek collector who values original and low miles = $400, or close.


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In the FL/GA/AL tri-state = $225.
In the VA/MD/DC tri-state = maybe the $400.


It's got gears for that TN/NC/VA mountain tri-state.


edit: here is what mine looked like as purchased (less pedals)
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Definitely a nice bike. The fact that you are the original owner and the bike has low miles helps the value. Still all the consumables need replacing (tires and cables at a min.) and the hoods are missing.

In my market (a mid sized city in the midwest), this is worth around $200 as it sits, $250-$300 fixed up.
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Only the main tubes are 531. The forks and stays are Ishiwata. It also has 27" wheels, and it needs an overhaul. The market is also different than 6 years ago. It is, however, a nice Trek with a triple. If you are in Brooklyn, it's sold by now ... maybe for $275.
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I sold one to a forum member last fall for $275.
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Only the main tubes are 531. The forks and stays are Ishiwata. It also has 27" wheels, and it needs an overhaul. The market is also different than 6 years ago. It is, however, a nice Trek with a triple. If you are in Brooklyn, it's sold by now ... maybe for $275.
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I sold one to a forum member last fall for $275.
+1 List for $299 and settle for 10% less. The bike needs an overhaul; all bearings serviced with fresh 2017 grease, lubrication, and tune up. That's $200 plus new tires, etc., in the NY/NJ/CT area.
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mountain tri-state: $350

Bought my '82 614 last year for $180, but in well used condition and stickerless. For that one I would have not hesitated to give $350. They are a really nice feeling ride.
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