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Vintage Trek Elance?

Old 11-22-19, 01:05 PM
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Vintage Trek Elance?

I found this bike on my local Craigslist.



The seller doesn't seem to know much about it. Nor do I. Just that Trek is a good name?
Tires are flat. They're selling it with a mount to ride it indoors as well. And including the handpump for the tires.

Asking $300. Is this a good deal? What other information can anyone tell me about this bike?

Here's the mount (listing says it's a Blackburn APX):

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Old 11-22-19, 01:28 PM
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Are you wanting the trainer? If not, make offer for the bike alone. Personally, while the Trek Elance is a decent bike, I can't see that one going for more than around $150.00 depending upon your location. The seat is junk but most people put their own on anyway so I don't really figure that in.
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Old 11-22-19, 01:31 PM
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$300 is the absolute top end and probably a bit high. The trainer doesn't add much value unless you were specifically wanting one.
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Old 11-22-19, 05:40 PM
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I paid $125 when I bought my Elance in ready to ride condition. Nice bike, but if it needs work $300 is super high.
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Old 11-23-19, 09:29 AM
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I paid $120 for this 86 400 Elance and it was ready to ride


Then I turned it into a trainer because I already have a 88 400t, and I found it to be my most comfortable bike
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Old 11-23-19, 06:19 PM
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$300 for that, to me, is "I won't even waste my time clicking on the ad" pricing. Dreamer seller. The trainer is irrelevant and practically worthless.
The turkey levers and the couch cushion seat instantly scream RUN AWAY.

If it fits you, and you just have to have that exact bike, I'd offer $75, and say no if they countered with anything higher.

There are way better bikes available for the same, or less money.
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Old 11-23-19, 06:59 PM
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As is, in today's market that's a $100 bike.
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Old 11-24-19, 07:45 PM
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Agree with above comments. I've been waiting for a blue Trek Elance like I had in college - would be willing to go $300 if it were completely pristine.
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Old 12-07-19, 05:21 PM
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What size are you looking for?
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Old 12-07-19, 05:24 PM
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All the above comments seem to be spot on. The Elance wasn't a particularly high end bike, just in the middle of the product line. Good but not great. And many sold. That said, the value would be in the $50 to $300 range depending on condition. At $300 it better be superbe. And as others have said, the trainer has no value to this sale unless you're looking for one.
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Old 02-26-20, 12:40 PM
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trek is not just a good name its an amazing name i love them.
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nice bike, but there is one where I live that is close to perfect for $200 and not selling
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If anyone has/comes across an all blue Elance 400 in a 56, let me know.
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