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Is this Trek 330 worth this much?

Old 02-18-11, 12:57 AM
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Is this Trek 330 worth this much?

http://dallas.craigslist.org/mdf/bik/2211171278.html

I'm new to bikes, but I'm looking for one to ride around with my friends. Is this bike worth $250? I would still have to get pedals for it.
Also, does anyone know about how much this bike might weigh?
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Old 02-18-11, 01:02 AM
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I would get a bike with gears, and make sure it's the right size for you first.
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Old 02-18-11, 01:02 AM
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Tough call. I'm not well versed on those wheels. 330 is in the lower end of Trek's range so the frame's not very valuable. The wheels have to be worth at least $150 used for the whole bike to be worth $250 IMO.

Cranks are nice. Brake is pretty nice, but there's only one of them. Bars, brake lever and stem aren't big money items.
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Old 02-18-11, 01:08 AM
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Looks like those wheels go for 140 - 150 on eBay. Still on the fence about it. I had a Trek 400T from that era and was not impressed with the frame compared to my Univega Super Special or my Pinarello.
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Thanks for your input!
What about the frame were you unimpressed with?
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The 1988 400T frame was just kinda squishy. Most flexy BB area of any bike I've owned. It was pretty comfy in the rough stuff - it fit CX tires and I'd take it on dirt roads a bit. It didn't feel very sprightly and the ass end seemed kinda heavy, might have been the long stays that caused that attribute.
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Old 02-18-11, 02:42 AM
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You must be from the Dallas area. There are a few of us North Texans on here. What are you looking for exactly and in what size?
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Old 02-18-11, 03:53 AM
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Not worth $250.00 period.
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Nope. If I recall, there was only one year where the 330 had partial 531 tubing and even if this was it (which it isn't) I still don't think it'd be worth that much. Maybe it would as a complete bike, but if you're looking for a SS there are far cheaper ways.

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- And his crummy pedals are not even included?

He has to be joking.

(I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole and I am a big Trek fan. - And I live in an area where they command about 50% more the national average!)
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Not a chance. Asking way too much - you can do better.
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What attracts you to that bike to begin with?
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1987 Trek 330 had the 531 main frame.

That bike is double fugly to me. I guess its all about personal taste. Seller probably has a lot more than $250 into it, with all the goofy stuff he put on there.
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Even though few here have much interest in the bike I bet I could part it out via eBay for about $250.

$50 Flite Titanium in fair condition.
$100 Spox wheels in fair shape
$30 DA cranks w/BB in fair shape
$50 Trek 330 frame/fork/headset with pretty good paint, few dings and all cable guides, shift mounts and Der. hanger intact. I bet it could pull $75 easy on PDX CL.
$20 bars, stem, brake and lever.

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Old 02-19-11, 05:48 AM
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No. Don't do it. Spongy wheels with difficult to replace spokes. Looks like it was pieced together with leftover parts. Too bad owner didn't just leave it as-was, then it might be worth it.
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Old 02-20-11, 04:15 PM
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I love my 1989 Trek 330!All original,with new hand built wheels it comes in at 25lbs.This is the bike that turned me on to biking.I also have a Litespeed Classic and often take the Trek out rather than the Litespeed.Great bike!The one in question however is just the Trek frame so who knows.
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