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Old 06-23-13, 11:04 PM
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Trek 560 Pro Series

So I have the opportunity to purchase a Trek 560 Pro Series for $275 after about $100 in trades but I may be able to talk the fellow down a bit more. The frame is in really good condition, comes with Shimano 600 components, for some reason Campy brake levers. No photos at the moment. I've ridden it and it fits well and was well tuned.

I guess I should mention the fact that I am in the horribly inflated PDX market.

Good or bad deal?

Right now I have a Giant RS920, and I'm looking for an affordable significant upgrade.
Thanks for any insight you peeps can provide.
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Old 06-24-13, 06:33 AM
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Given you are in Portland, that's probably about right. Steel frame Treks continue to appreciate. Nice upgrade over that Giant.
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Old 06-24-13, 07:24 AM
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+1. I just sold an aqua 560 pro for $300 in the conservative midwest.
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I sold a pretty-much-perfect restored 560 EX Pro in ecru for $575 earlier this year. Really nice bike but a 55, so too small for me to keep as a rider.
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Old 06-24-13, 11:09 AM
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Originally Posted by wrk101 View Post
Given you are in Portland, that's probably about right. Steel frame Treks continue to appreciate. Nice upgrade over that Giant.
So, late last night, I saw a Univega Super Strada for $250 on CL and ended up checking it out and purchasing this morning. It needs new pedals but aside from that it has little surface rust and all of the original Dura-Ace components. Will need a tune up as well. What would be your guys' recomendations? To keep the Univega over the Trek or vice versa?
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Old 06-24-13, 11:44 AM
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Which era DA? 7400 or higher, and I am keeping the Univega. Older DA, I am probably cleaning it up, selling it, and using the proceeds to fund the Trek. This assumes size and fit are comparable. AS to rust, Trek had the most DURABLE paint I have seen on vintage steel bikes. I have found Treks that had been laying in the weeds for a few years, vines growing through them, all components rusted up, and the frame pristine.

Even if it is DA 7400, I would be tempted to swap components in that case. Really depends on condition of frames, components, rust, whatever.
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Not sure how to tell which era... The bike is from 1982, the seller gave me the receipt from original sale as well.
I took some photos.
https://s1143.photobucket.com/user/jo...Super%20Strada

I wish I had photos of the Trek, the frame is in fantastic condition. The bike itself is in fantastic condition period. Fortunately for me, the guy doesn't do CL, so I am one of the very few who knows about it. No big rush to decide. I just need help haha.

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Old 06-24-13, 01:55 PM
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That's older DA. Google Dura Ace on ebay, or go to velobase, or whatever. Looks like DA 7200. They have pretty good value to them, I just like the 7400 series a lot better.

Given your description of the Trek, I would go get it NOW. Yes, its not posted on C/L which is great. But all that has to happen is he mentions it to a friend/neighbor/coworker/someone at church/whatever. DO NOT TAKE A CHANCE!!

I can tell you from personal experience, you will be kicking yourself if someone else grabs it.

To me, there is no substitute for great frame condition (decals and paint). Redoing paint and decals right can run you $300 to $400, and after doing it, the bike will not be original. So finding one with great paint is the way to go IMHO.
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Look at the Dura Ace components closely, they will all say somewhere what generation they are (7200, 7400, etc.) Looks like a mix of AX and EX to me. You've got the strange crank with the huge pedal spindles. Those seem to sell well on ebay, but are useless if you want to run clipless pedals. If you decide to use the original pedals make sure to clean and regrease them as the bearings had a reputation for failure.

I think the Trek 560 is a good deal. I just sold a 1986 560 frame/fork/headset in nice condition for $100. And it sold in a day, in a smaller market than Portland.
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So, I've determined that wrk101 was correct that it is DA 7200 EX. What would you guys say is a better component system, the DA 7200 or Shimano 600? Would it be worth it to swap components?
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I would rather have the super strada.
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If it fit I might be tempted to keep the Univega and try and get both.

I could be wrong but I think this frame will have a funky shifter boss that only shipmano shifters from this era will fit so maybe the shifters from the trek won't fit.
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Hey everyone,
I finally got pictures of the Trek, picking it up within the next week. I rode it again and it is too good of a fit to pass up.
Will be replacing that horribly chosen bar tape and adding toe clips. Thinking about putting a brown bontrager seat I bought recently on it.
https://s1143.photobucket.com/user/jo...20Pro%20Series
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Oh yeah! Thanks for all the input and help!
Much appreciated!
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