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Trying to figure out whether This Trek Bike is Worth $90

Old 09-20-21, 09:34 AM
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Trying to figure out whether This Trek Bike is Worth $90

....and how much cost and trouble it would be to out normal drops and change the shifters if I need to. Couldn't get any real info on the model or year. Supposedly it is perfectly rideable as is so it may be a good deal but it's an hour away and I don't want to waste my time on junk or if I have to buy new handlebars. Mom ignorant about those bars please help.

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Old 09-20-21, 10:00 AM
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My other choice is this Novara Randonee for $150 with rack.

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Buy the Trek. When you get it home, remove the added-on aero bar extensions. This will reveal the stock dropped bars as sold, and you can turn them downwards slightly a better position. Then remove the shifters from the aero extensions, loosen the shift cables from the derailleurs and slide them free, remove the cable stops from the frame and put the shifters on the mounts on the downtube where they probably were when the bike left the factory. Run your cables back to the derailleurs, clip off the excess, adjust and Bob's yer uncle.
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Another vote for the Trek. Totally agree with rusystrings61 on what to do with the bike. Get rid of those aero bars!

This looks like a Trek 1200 from 1992.

Before you buy, make sure it fits. Get a test ride and check for any damages to the frame (dents, cracks, etc.) or front fork (bent).

Good luck!
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Buy the Trek. When you get it home, remove the added-on aero bar extensions. This will reveal the stock dropped bars as sold, and you can turn them downwards slightly a better position. Then remove the shifters from the aero extensions, loosen the shift cables from the derailleurs and slide them free, remove the cable stops from the frame and put the shifters on the mounts on the downtube where they probably were when the bike left the factory. Run your cables back to the derailleurs, clip off the excess, adjust and Bob's yer uncle.

I've never done that before. I've changes tires and adjusted brakes. Never played with derailleurs. How much would a shop charge for that?

Thanks so much for the input! Just out of curiosity what is better about the trek?
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Starting to seem like all of a sudden I would be paying less for the REI bike.
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Starting to seem like all of a sudden I would be paying less for the REI bike.
I donít think so as you have all the parts on the Trek.

You just need to unscrew these aero bars and move the shifters to the down tube. If you donít want to attach the shifters and adjust the derailleurs yourself, your local bike shop should be able to do it for very little money.

I personally like the Trek more as this has a nice classic road bike geometry and classic color too. The 1000 was the aluminum entry version, followed by the 1100, 1200, 1400.

It all depends what you want to do with itÖ
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Ok! Thanks guys! Totally changed my mind! This board can really be amazing. I will make the Trek to see the trek then. Sounds like it's worth the trip and the hassle. I guess it wouldn't hurt to have a bike shop go over it anyway.
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Did you not get the Scott CX bike.

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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
Buy the Trek. When you get it home, remove the added-on aero bar extensions. This will reveal the stock dropped bars as sold, and you can turn them downwards slightly a better position. Then remove the shifters from the aero extensions, loosen the shift cables from the derailleurs and slide them free, remove the cable stops from the frame and put the shifters on the mounts on the downtube where they probably were when the bike left the factory. Run your cables back to the derailleurs, clip off the excess, adjust and Bob's yer uncle.
Buy the Trek, agreed! Then sell the extensions for $30 or whatever you can get and make the Trek even cheaper!
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Unfortunately the Trek is too small. So it's either the Novara for $150, a Giant Sedona for $120 or a Giant ATX for $90. The Sedona has street tires but the ATX has Knobbies which I'd want to change.

Which would be a better commuter/grocery getter?
Which would be faster all other things being equal?​​​
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Did you not get the Scott CX bike.
I thought the Tubeless tires seemed kinda high maintenance. The sealant and the fact that I'd need to buy a compressor to change them seemed like a hassle
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The Randonnee is a good solid bike that can take a fat tire. It is versatile. If you want a road bike to go fast, a bike like the Trek would be a better choice assuming it had fit you. The Randonnee is a more versatile bike.

What do you want a bike for?
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Simple answer YES it's worth $90 actually worth 2 to 3 x that if it has no m major damage
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Originally Posted by LifeNovice1 View Post
Unfortunately the Trek is too small. So it's either the Novara for $150, a Giant Sedona for $120 or a Giant ATX for $90. The Sedona has street tires but the ATX has Knobbies which I'd want to change.

Which would be a better commuter/grocery getter?
Which would be faster all other things being equal?​​​
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IF the tires are good I would go with sedona. Considering a nice set of street tires are hard to find and run close to $100 bin the current market.
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