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1985? Trek 760 Frame Set Help

Old 05-31-19, 04:32 AM
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1985? Trek 760 Frame Set Help

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I have someone who would like to trade me a frame to offset the total cost of a Klein Rascal I am selling (listed on C&V sales forum). I donít know much about the frame other than it is a 1985 Trek 760 with 531 tubing and fork, and what looks to be a campy headset and no BB. The paint is in decent condition, but it does have plenty of scratches and wear.

He wants $400 for the frame set (the trade will offset the price by $400). Is $400 an accurate appraisal of this frame?

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Old 05-31-19, 07:32 AM
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If he thinks it is worth $400, he should sell it and give you the cash from the sale.

Are you looking at it in terms of you putting it together for yourself, or as a flip? You might think it is worth it, to you, if you were going to ride it.

Personally (meaning if it were my size and I was looking for that particular frame/tubeset), it would not be worth $400 to me in its current state. It's a nice frame, but there are plenty of others I'd rather have at that price. I've seen Pinarello and Bianchi framesets in similar condition at the local bike store for less money.

Then there's this recent sale. Granted it was local pick up only, but in today's world that isn't the end-all deal breaker it used to be:
https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/68812867
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Nice frame. I think the price is high as well. That said, are you getting your asking price on the Klein? One way to think of this deal is that the buyer as asking for a price reduction by asking for a high price for the frame. If you like the frame and you're getting the asking price on your Klein, maybe this deal is worth it to you. I'll bet he'll take a lower price on that Trek as part of that deal though.
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Old 05-31-19, 07:59 AM
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$400 for a frame/fork is a lot to play with. Nothing wrong with the 760 if that's what you want, but you have so many choices - is this what you want?
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I sold this one here on the forum without the Campy headset for $160 . It lingered for weeks before finding a buyer. That was at a time when the market was much stronger.

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It's a nice frame but I'd think it was more like a $200 value rather than $400.
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It doesn’t have the bottom bracket, and a bit beat up. It does look straight, Reynolds tubing, and US Made in WI.
If it was my size, I’d give you 175.00 for it, bottom bracket and better condition 250 tops. His valuation is a bit high, it would never sell anywhere close to that.
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On trades, I look for value in my favor, as the other party is getting a complete bike, and you are getting just a bare frame. No thanks, big pass in this case. I do always mention on trades that the other party should consider selling it themselves first. $400 is dreamland. And Klein MTBs are HOT!
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Thanks wrk101 and everyone else!

I didnít think it was worth $400, and am glad I ran it through here just to make sure. I think it is a great frame, but I was also thinking $200 tops. I let the potential buyer know that I was going to decline the trade. I originally told the buyer I was looking for a steel Italian frame or complete bike for a trade or to offset the cost anyways. Moreover, I had already dropped the original price for him by $200, so the trek would be actually need to be worth $600! Nope. I like the buyer, he is also a bike enthusiast who loves the Klein, so I hope he can come up with the $$$.

I have to agree with you, Kleins are HOT!!! The Candy Red paint on mine is just stunning! But, Iíve got to thin the herd and make some $$$ in my quest for a colnago!


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On trades, I look for value in my favor, as the other party is getting a complete bike, and you are getting just a bare frame. No thanks, big pass in this case. I do always mention on trades that the other party should consider selling it themselves first. $400 is dreamland. And Klein MTBs are HOT!
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you mentioned Colnago

There is a Colnago on shopgoodwill, something around 25 bucks, 96 dollars to ship
auction ends 12th June
Big frame though
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Thanks for the heads up! I have placed a bid and am close enough to pick up, forgoing the shipping cost! It looks to be just a little too be a bit big for me, but I can make it work!


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There is a Colnago on shopgoodwill, something around 25 bucks, 96 dollars to ship
auction ends 12th June
Big frame though
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colnago @ goodwill

I hope you get it
if you call if you call the store would they do a buy-it-now type of deal and you can just go there and pick it up before the auction ends?
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I hope you get it
if you call if you call the store would they do a buy-it-now type of deal and you can just go there and pick it up before the auction ends?

Thanks! I tried contacting them, but they have closed already for the day, theyíre only open Tuesdays and Thursdays, and even then only until 3:00pm... the auction closes in about two hours. Iím trying to figure out what model it is and if it is actually a legitimate Colnago. The photos are pretty poor quality, but it looks like it may have a ďsuper-somethingĒ decal on the toptube. A Super Mexico maybe?

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Colnago Superissimo
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Thanks. Unfortunately, I lost the auction. It went for $457. It was a bit too tall for me anyway. Hope another BF member got it

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Colnago Superissimo
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We'll be seeing that colnago for resale 4x that price.
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Youíre probably right. Itís a shame. I just didnít have enough in the bike fund to go that high. I need to sell some more of my inventory to be able to capitalize on these deals!

I swear, affordable Colnagoís always come around when Iím depleted. I missed out on a $500 Master Light about two weeks ago (very sad about that one), and just yesterday I found a colnago in a small city about 500 miles away for $250, but the seller was already boxing it to be shipped to someone else, missed it by days! And Iím not one to poach someone elseís good deal by offering more. Thatís just bad karma! Haha.

the right one will come at the right time.

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We'll be seeing that colnago for resale 4x that price.
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Originally Posted by chico81 View Post
Youíre probably right. Itís a shame. I just didnít have enough in the bike fund to go that high. I need to sell some more of my inventory to be able to capitalize on these deals!

I swear, affordable Colnagoís always come around when Iím depleted. I missed out on a $500 Master Light about two weeks ago (very sad about that one), and just yesterday I found a colnago in a small city about 500 miles away for $250, but the seller was already boxing it to be shipped to someone else, missed it by days! And Iím not one to poach someone elseís good deal by offering more. Thatís just bad karma! Haha.

the right one will come at the right time.

Ok double the price but i knew it'd turn up from a reseller.

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