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1986 trek 1500

Old 06-14-11, 02:14 PM
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1986 trek 1500

I am listing this for sale today on Craigs List. It is like brand new. The original owner only put like a hundred miles and then put it into storage. I put a new saddle and new bar tape on it. Do you think $300 is a fair price. I would keep it but it is a little on the smaller side for me. (size 58) Thanks
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Old 06-14-11, 03:24 PM
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Depends on your location for one. From the photo I can't really tell if the mileage is true, but the Trek bonded frames with downtube shifters aren't really high-demand bikes at this time.

I have an '88 2000 frame in nice shape that has had no bites at $100-$125 list.
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It's got a nice tricolor group on it, in a hot market you could get away with $300 and give a little bit in negotiation.
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Old 06-14-11, 07:48 PM
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$300 is too high for an aluminum frame Trek of that era. Around here, at that price level, you will start competing against STI bikes.
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Old 06-14-11, 09:57 PM
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Well I listed it for $300 today and had a guy come out this evening and offer me $250. I went ahead and took it. I almost didn't want to let it go because it really was like a new bicycle. Unfortunately it was a little too small for me. I feel he got a good quality bicycle for a fair price.
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Old 06-14-11, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarsyn View Post
Well I listed it for $300 today and had a guy come out this evening and offer me $250. I went ahead and took it. I almost didn't want to let it go because it really was like a new bicycle. Unfortunately it was a little too small for me. I feel he got a good quality bicycle for a fair price.
Yes he did and you have it sold in very little time. One needs to calculate the time spent having several people come and look at it instead of letting it go for the price you got.

Where I live it "might" have sold for $275 but for $300 it needs to be a lugged steel Trek IMHO. I say good job.
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Old 06-14-11, 11:10 PM
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good job. Nicer and light when built but the ride just isn't there for me.
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Old 06-15-11, 01:48 AM
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You'd be surprised how big a cycling community Anchorage, AK has up here. If bikedirect offered free shipping here I think used bikes would command less of a premium.
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Old 06-15-11, 02:58 AM
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I ride the hell out of my 89 1400 with all 105s that i bought for $300 in 09. Had new tires. I have put over 6000 miles on it and wheels are true and i can lean it over coming down the mountains with no problem, like on a rail. I think i could get
$300 today because its 56 cm. I like it so i will keep riding it until i build my prologue frame. I think $300 was a fair price for your 1500, like the tri color, i have it on my Bianchi.
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Old 06-15-11, 06:21 AM
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Nice Sell! I Recently sold a Trek 1000 for $260. It was a great bike, and I relunctantly sold it.
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Old 06-16-11, 01:34 AM
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Yah, I was kind of sorry to see it go.
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