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1985 Trek 620 Cirrus (never listed in a catalog)

Old 03-25-23, 04:28 PM
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1985 Trek 620 Cirrus (never listed in a catalog)

(This is a little rare do to the fact that the Cirrus was never a thing, This was a previous year frame that they had left over and they painted it with a new two tone scheme.)

Anyway

Frame 21.5 reynolds 531 a few superficial scratches but overall minimal wear and tear, well greased and maintained.

Groupset Deore XT FD/RD
Stronglight crank
Dia Compe brake non aero levers
Campagnolo Canti brakes
bar end shifter shimano Dura ACe

wheels 27X1-3/4
Phil wood 36h classic hubs recently serviced
Wobler hoops
new schwalbe marathons

racks
Jim Blackburn front and rear

saddle Brooks Team saddle (Orig)
Dura ace aero seat post

Cockpit
Rivendell designed Dirt DRop Stem with 146 Noodle bar both new by Nitto.
New cables and housing
New tape Lizardskin 2.5

Also included but never installed
Velo Orange Fluted fenders in box.

I just need a good idea what its worth as a group, I've been happy to ride it and enjoy it but I don't ride it as much as I'd like and want to focus on my primary bike at the moment. Thanks for any input you may have.
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Old 03-25-23, 04:33 PM
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I have the original bars and stem that I'd rather sell and keep the new ones. Also I'd like to keep the wheels and hubs if that made people more inclined to buy it at a cheaper project price.
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I'd be tempted to sell it as a frame/fork/and headset. I just sold two vintage Trek framesets (an 80s 400 and an '84 610) on FB marketplace. Vintage touring bikes with cantilevers tend to command a premium. I'd value this around $250 +/- $50.
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Old 03-25-23, 04:54 PM
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Yeah, I could see keeping the parts for a future build. I'd prefer to keep it whole to minimize my work but I love the wheels and cockpit.
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So Frame/Fork $250 +/-, but as a whole where would the value be?

Id like to sell it as whole, if reasonable to do.
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I think it's hard to sell a unique build like this for anything close to what it might be worth. The easiest complete bikes to sell are those that stayed close to how you originally found it. Once you start sinking money into a bike, it's generally a losing cause to recoup your investment which is why, IMO, this bike is a good candidate for a part out. There are a lot of bike tinkerers out there who like a blank canvas for their next project. Vintage Treks are highly valued.
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That's too nice a bike to part out!
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As a whole bike, about $400 with a basic saddle. The sadddle on there used sell for about $60-80.

I do think that others may think it's worth more as a whole.
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That's a neat build with some well-chosen premium bits, but it will be hard to find the buyer who gives it full value as is. It's "worth" $600+ as a whole bike, but it might be hard to get that -- parted out you'd likely realize more. eBay will gross more, but comes with fees and shipping hassle -- but unless you are in a biking-friendly major metro area it still might be your best bet.

I'd likely part it out -- especially if you'd have a use for some of the components for a future build.
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There was one listed in LA for over a year at $650?
There was one in Anaheim that was listed st $350 that sold after a couple months
and currently this is listed
https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sf...602393324.html - $500


I see 620's, in general, from $250 (bargain) to about $600
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I was offered $200 for the Phil hubs, so I'd be an idiot to sell the bike for $300. I've got 5 in it.
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With very FEW exceptions, a bike is worth more in parts than it is as a whole bike.
Want a max return: spend your time parting it out.
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Nailed it particularly with a highly modified bike with some desirable parts. It's just the state of the market at this point, and its been that way for many years.

It should not take much time to strip the bike down assuming access to some good bike tools. It also saves on consumables (you can keep tires for example to use on another bike).

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Old 04-02-23, 04:38 PM
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I would be incline to keep the really nice wheel set and tires in most markets there almost as much as you could get for the whole bike and there is a near shortage of nicer vintage bike wheels and tires right now.
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