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Old 02-21-09, 07:00 AM
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Trek 710

I'm trying to decide whether or not to sell my TREK 710. What is it's approx value and where is the best place to sell, CL or eBay? 1979, 22.5" frame, original paint with scratches, etc. Campagnolo NR hubs, headset, BB, crankset; Superbe front and rear derailleurs, SR Royal stem and Custom bars, Ideale 90 saddle w/SR seatpost, Gran Compe NGC 450 centerpull brakes and levers, new Continental tires. Thanks.
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Old 02-21-09, 07:24 AM
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That's a neat bike. Best place to sell it is the future.
(Hubs aren't Record, by the way - they look like high-flange Nuovo Tipos, or at least the front one does). As a nice, relatively early, silver-brazed Trek, it has some collector value, though maybe not a ton. Plenty of value as a rider, and that early Trek geometry makes for plenty of flexibility. I hate to hazzard a guess, and someone may have a better one, but I would say somewhere in the $400-500 range, and maybe a little higher (would definitely be a bit higher if the components had a little more collector cache).
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Normally, you will get a premium for a nice bike like this one on ebay, IF you are willing to ship it for a reasonable price, IF you have good feedback on prior bicycle sales, and IF you do a really good job on the listing.

Craigs List is more convenient as a seller, but you have to be willing to drop the price somewhat, depending on your market.

I have only been selling bikes on Craigs List right now, but I will probably need to sell a couple of the niche bikes I have on ebay. Fortunately, I have a lot of feedback from other ebay sales, so hopefully I can garner sufficient interest.

The best way to make sure you get the least for the bike, is to sell it on ebay with either sky high shipping, or local pickup only. That pretty much eliminates the market. I have picked up a few good deals that way on ebay as a buyer.

In today's economy, around here, hard to break the $300 mark on a Craigs List bike. Your bike should.
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I just bought a 1980 710 for $400. Bike is mint. mavic HD 500 hubs, Mavic ?? rims. Mid 80's shimano deore r derailer, campy front. Superbe brakes, Nice SR cranks, one of thos technomonic[sic] riser stems, brooks wide seat, really wide bars -nitto. Bike had very low miles-guessing under 200 :-) Made out of 531 tubing and room for bigger tires. It could use some more clearance in rear. Been riding it around for the past week. Very nice ride. In fact it rides nicer than any bike I've owned. Love it.

I'd say find someone who will appreciate it and make them a good deal. I got mine in person. One ride and i was sold. I wouldn't have bought off ebay. The ride got me to part with my cash. CL local buyer.
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Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
That's a neat bike. Best place to sell it is the future.
(Hubs aren't Record, by the way - they look like high-flange Nuovo Tipos, or at least the front one does). As a nice, relatively early, silver-brazed Trek, it has some collector value, though maybe not a ton. Plenty of value as a rider, and that early Trek geometry makes for plenty of flexibility. I hate to hazzard a guess, and someone may have a better one, but I would say somewhere in the $400-500 range, and maybe a little higher (would definitely be a bit higher if the components had a little more collector cache).
+1 with the 400-500 value on the bike (and this might be conservative) to the right buyer. We are talking about an early Trek with a high-end frame. Some people around here might call this a hubris, but this bike commands PX10 and Raleigh International prices.

The only flaws I can find are a. It is an eclectic build with a mix of components, but perfectly fine, since the 710 was offered as a frameset only. and b. There are no hoods on the brake levers. If I were you, to maximize profit, I would replace the Cranks with Superbe Pro (should be an equal trade and maybe get you some $ on top, with the NR you have) and find hoods for the levers. Then you would have a top of the line Suntour drive train (with Campy wheels and headset.)

And as far where to sell it goes, I'd say ebay is probably your best bet.
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I totally agree with $400.
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A year late on this advice.
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
A year late on this advice.
True - but if I may add one thing: I'm not impressed with New Gran Compe 450 centerpulls, to tell you the honest truth. The straddle wire has loads of give in it (and the ends are proprietary), and the caliper arms aren't that stiff either.

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Very useful information. Thanks.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
True - but if I may add one thing: I'm not impressed with New Gran Compe 450 centerpulls, to tell you the honest truth. The straddle wire has loads of give in it (and the ends are proprietary), and the caliper arms aren't that stiff either.

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
True - but if I may add one thing: I'm not impressed with New Gran Compe 450 centerpulls, to tell you the honest truth. The straddle wire has loads of give in it (and the ends are proprietary), and the caliper arms aren't that stiff either.

-Kurt

Thats a shame, they are very attractive.
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$400 would be my 2 cents. Unfortunately I also never like those DC centerpull brakes. Side pulls would make the bike sell faster.
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