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Old 07-02-13, 06:23 AM
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1990 Trek 1400 (Picture Added)

I'm selling a 1990 Trek 1400. Original 105 brakes and drive train in very good condition. Cosmetic damage (paint scrape) on right seat stay. Original seat was replaced before I got it with a newer Bontrager saddle. Original hubs laced to double-wall Alex rims. Original hard anodized rims go with the deal in case anyone wants to switch back (braking sucks with HA rims and damp conditions, almost as bad as chrome steel). Bontrager T2 tires in 23mm with very few miles on them. Bike is blue with white lettering. New Bontrager handlebar tape. 21 inch (about 54cm ) frame.

What would this bike sell for as a private sale? Anyone who works at a bike shop, what would you estimate for trade-in value? I've checked Ebay and Craigs List and prices are all over the place but $200-$250 seems fairly common.

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Old 07-02-13, 06:46 AM
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21 inch is not close to 44cm. Need pics to do anything meaningful. Trade ins get next to nothing around here, about $50, unless the bike you are buying has an inflated price.
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Old 07-02-13, 11:33 AM
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$200 in ready to ride condition seems right. Aluminum doesn't get much love, but TREK brand helps.
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Old 07-02-13, 11:37 AM
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There are probably a lot more riders who think aluminum is the way to go than vintage steel. I think you're in the right bracket at mid $200's. Also, I would keep or sell the extra wheelset seperately, easily worth another $40-$75.
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Corrected the typo in sizing, thanks for the heads up.

Also thanks to everyone for their input. I'm letting the original rims go with the bike in case the owner wants to restore it for some reason. It is just the rims, not a wheelset, and they are very narrow, hard anodized and not very attractive nor all that functional (especially when it comes to braking).
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I'm with the Oracle on this one. I have gotten great response on aluminum Treks. Myself, I much prefer the steel ones, but a lot of buyers don't. 99+% your buyer is not interested in restoration, they just want a good bike to ride. Keep the spare rims for another day.
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Take good photos and list the rims on eBay. You'll get more from the total sale that way. I agree not to give them away with the bike. Makes no sense unless the buyer asks for them, then re-negotiate the price accordingly...
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Need pictures for an accurate estimate (you'll need them for your ad anyway.) I agree, keep/sell the rims separate. Most buyers of a Trek 1400 won't care. $200 is around the right ballpark.

+1 Trade-in is basically nothing here either. Most bike shops don't want trade-ins, especially since most only sell new bikes. The ones that do sell used bikes will want to give you $50 for your bike then mark it at $400.
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Looks really clean. Newer saddle, tires, etc. I would start at $250 and see what happens, unless you're in a really dead market.
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