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Trek 5200 1999 USPS Search/Worth?

Old 12-10-18, 01:30 PM
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Trek 5200 1999 USPS Search/Worth?

Hi guys,

I'm struggling to find a 1999 Trek 5200 USPS (Blue&White) OCLV frame (or entire bike) in size 58cm. I've tried eBay however there is only one frame in this size in terrible condition with a starting price of 800$ which I believe is totally overpriced. What do you guys think is the right price for an old carbon bike like Trek's 5200?
My search for this this bike would've been easier if I lived in the US. Is there a good soul out there who has totally forgot his Trek 1999 bike in the garage and wants to get rid of it (sell it)? I would be an ideal candidate who will love this bike with all my heart! Make this Christmas magical for me and pm me if you have one on disposal! I would be extremely thankful!

Thank you!

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When you are looking for a used bike, in a particular size, year, color scheme, etc., be prepared to OVERPAY. Thats how it works. I've overpaid for my red and white Prologue.

When you want to pay market price or below, its best to consider several brands, years, and so on.

A USA bike to an international buyer makes it infinitely more challenging. I sent a frame to New Zealand once. Sold the frame for $175. Shipping was an additional $400......


You need to list your location in your profile. Shipping internationally is a hassle, a lot more handling/loading/unloading. Every time a package is loaded or unloaded, thats where damage tends to occur. Sitting static in a truck or airplane isn't the challenge. Its the handling that does it in. My packing of that frame to New Zealand was much more involved.


And do a seller a favor. Research shipping cost from your end. Assume package will come from Chicago for example. 108 inch box (9x24x42) weighing 15 pounds.

I've stopped doing international shipping research from my end. Invariably, the buyer gets shocked at the cost of shipping and they lose interest.

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You're absolutely right. Thank you for taking the time to respond.

Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
When you are looking for a used bike, in a particular size, year, color scheme, etc., be prepared to OVERPAY. Thats how it works. I've overpaid for my red and white Prologue.

When you want to pay market price or below, its best to consider several brands, years, and so on.

A USA bike to an international buyer makes it infinitely more challenging. I sent a frame to New Zealand once. Sold the frame for $175. Shipping was an additional $400......


You need to list your location in your profile. Shipping internationally is a hassle, a lot more handling/loading/unloading. Every time a package is loaded or unloaded, thats where damage tends to occur. Sitting static in a truck or airplane isn't the challenge. Its the handling that does it in. My packing of that frame to New Zealand was much more involved.


And do a seller a favor. Research shipping cost from your end. Assume package will come from Chicago for example. 108 inch box (9x24x42) weighing 15 pounds.

I've stopped doing international shipping research from my end. Invariably, the buyer gets shocked at the cost of shipping and they lose interest.
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