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Trek 400 vs. Fuji Flair

Old 12-14-18, 12:04 PM
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Trek 400 vs. Fuji Flair

I have a '87 Fuji Flair, original components, good condition. Is a Trek 400 in good condition, but needing about $75 worth of work, worth the $250 it would cost to get it? washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/cm-trek-400-reynoldsc-wheels/6769944228
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Old 12-14-18, 02:26 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveinDC View Post
I have a '87 Fuji Flair, original components, good condition. Is a Trek 400 in good condition, but needing about $75 worth of work, worth the $250 it would cost to get it? washingtondc.craigslist.org/doc/bik/d/cm-trek-400-reynoldsc-wheels/6769944228
I have s couple 400's. They're nice bikes. Can't get your link to work, but if this is the bike and it is as represented, yes, it's worth $250. Only thing that looked odd to me was schrader valves on the tubes (which probably means the rims are drilled for the larger diameter vs. presta), but if that bothers you, it's easily corrected.

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...766134175.html

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The Trek is an upgrade, but if you buy it for $250 and put another $75 into it, you will have a $325 Trek 400. I would pass on it, but that is only my opinion.
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If it's your size and you like the feel and look of it I think it's worth it.
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I have a 1985 Trek 410 that I heavily modernized myself to the tune of about $800 plus the $175 purchase price. I love this bike. It is my current favorite and don't see myself ever getting rid of it - and even in my dreams I could never get what the $ I put in.

If I did want to sell I would strip the modern components and re-build with the original stuff prior to sale.

How much is a good bike that you enjoy riding worth to you? $325 is pretty cheap fun these days. Just make sure it fits you and the components meet your expectations.
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Seller says it is ready-to-ride. What would $75 be spent on?

If you’re not 5’10” ish, it isn’t going to be a happy fit.
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i picked up an '87 Trek 400d recently. After removing everything, I couldn't believe how light the frameset is. I thought the rear end would be heavy, because only the main triangle is 531, but it feels really light. Unfortunately, the original components aren't all that great -- lower mid-level shimano stuff. The frame really deserves better stuff on it.
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Most quality frame sets will be light when you take the wheels and components off. Even if it's a 30 year old frame.
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Originally Posted by StarBiker View Post
Most quality frame sets will be light when you take the wheels and components off. Even if it's a 30 year old frame.
or a 60-year old frame ... if it's full 531.

My post above was meant in the context of a frame with a nice main triangle and something of lesser value in the rear. Some of those frames are heavy and feel heavy in the rear. My '87 400d isn't like that. It feels as light as a full 531 bike. Wish I could say that about my schwinn circuit, '75 motobecane, or host of other mid-level bikes I've rebuilt.
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