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87? Trek Elance 400 swap meet find

Old 08-26-17, 01:08 PM
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87? Trek Elance 400 swap meet find

Saw the 531 logo and spastically bought this one. It wasn't just the 531 vintage treks are not exactly easy to come across in the swap meet. So it's all original with some minor cosmetic issues no dents or dings. Guy was asking $100 I gave him $80. So worst case scenario I keep the wheels and part it out.

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In my area, overhauled, that is a $200-250 bike. Nice pick up.
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Never owned one but did ride one once. Nice bike and you will make good money if you choose to flip.
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Saw the 531 logo and spastically bought this one. It wasn't just the 531 vintage treks are not exactly easy to come across in the swap meet. So it's all original with some minor cosmetic issues no dents or dings. Guy was asking $100 I gave him $80. So worst case scenario I keep the wheels and part it out.

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Old 08-30-17, 02:12 PM
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I've got one that started out as a frame only. I can't imagine a more fun vintage to build up and ride. Brazes for everything, very easy internal cable routing for rear, nice paint, good looking, comfortable... Your's looks all original down to the bar tape!
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Old 08-31-17, 12:29 PM
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I had something like this. Paint was off, and it was tiny. I think the paint hurt it. I got $160 for it. It road great.

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531 main frame/chrome moly fork and stays I believe. These are great bikes.
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