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43cm trek 1000 on ebay, should I bid? (& how much)

Old 01-23-10, 11:44 PM
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43cm trek 1000 on ebay, should I bid? (& how much)

https://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=200430653685

What are your thoughts on this bike?
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Old 01-24-10, 10:24 AM
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A bike like that would probably go for around $300 (when you can test ride, etc) around here. I pay less for something when I can't inspect it, or unless it's documented better. And the seller has probably underestimated shipping.

But the bike is fine as an entry level bike.
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Old 01-24-10, 10:31 AM
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Small road bikes w/ 700c wheels bring good money, thrown in STI levers and it's bring even more. That bike is for a very short person, maybe 5'1, 5'2" at the most. I could get $275-300 for it in Tampa.
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+10 You better be really short, like 5-0, that is a tiny bike. If so, around here, during riding season, $300 to $350, depending on condition. Its hard to find such a small size, they usually sell for a premium.

If you are looking for a really small adult bike, you are not going to find many of them. They are very rare. So you need to decide what the bike is worth to you, and bid accordingly. Don't let the current low price trick you into thinking this bike will go for $100. It will go for quite a bit more.

Shipping is ridiculously low. Ad is confusing on shipping charge, I would pin down the seller on what it will cost to ship to your home before I would bid.
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Yeh i'm 5'0" with short legs, longer torso (I heard the trek 1000 43cm had a significantly long top tube).

planning on sniping it and hoping. thanks!
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