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1987 Trek Elance 400

Old 10-20-20, 08:56 AM
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1987 Trek Elance 400

Another one I saw pop up with Reynolds 531 tubing in my area. Looks to be in good shape. Don't have much detail on the components at the moment though. What's a fair price for this bike? Thanks!
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Old 10-20-20, 05:18 PM
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Another one I saw pop up with Reynolds 531 tubing in my area. Looks to be in good shape. Don't have much detail on the components at the moment though. What's a fair price for this bike? Thanks!
The triple version is a really nice bike and I am not even a Trek fan per se. A BF member sold one for around $350ish maybe in nearly pristine condition.
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
The triple version is a really nice bike and I am not even a Trek fan per se. A BF member sold one for around $350ish maybe in nearly pristine condition.
Nice! That would definitely leave room for profit assuming there isn't too much needed component wise. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Guyatwork37 View Post
Nice! That would definitely leave room for profit assuming there isn't too much needed component wise. Thanks!
That said, I got mine as a mercy deal for $100, and it needed only a bit of work and I wouldn't be able to get more than $175-200 in my market. Even ebay sales show between $175-250 for the most part.
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That said, I got mine as a mercy deal for $100, and it needed only a bit of work and I wouldn't be able to get more than $175-200 in my market. Even ebay sales show between $175-250 for the most part.
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The person is asking $150 so there might not be a flip potential. If I could work them down to $100, then maybe, but that might be a stretch. Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Guyatwork37 View Post
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The person is asking $150 so there might not be a flip potential. If I could work them down to $100, then maybe, but that might be a stretch. Thanks!
Really depends on the condition. The one I bought (for my son, so I re-spruced it) for $100 needed new tires, truing of the wheels, repacking bearings, new pads and cables and a saddle and seat post, which was seized and cracked. I wouldn't sell one either unless I took care of these issues. So with bar wrap, figure $110-120 minimum outlay. I ended up switching out the wheels because of upgrade, but could have kept the originals so I won't include that.. (Still have the originals)

And that doesn't include the labor. And this one had really good bones. All components worked.
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