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Old 08-25-13, 12:39 PM
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Trek Touring Bike model help

Hey, I am trying to figure out what model my Trek Touring bike is...I think it's a 710 but not sure, it has a Reynolds 531 frame, Sugino AT triple crank, Suntour Cyclone drive-train, Dia Compe G brakes, Malliard Helico matic hubs....
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I like your "new" bike. You should take a look at the vintage trek catalogs that can be found online: https://www.vintage-trek.com/TrekBrochures.htm.
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Originally Posted by vanvanj View Post
Hey, I am trying to figure out what model my Trek Touring bike is...I think it's a 710 but not sure, it has a Reynolds 531 frame, Sugino AT triple crank, Suntour Cyclone drive-train, Dia Compe G brakes, Malliard Helico matic hubs....
Possibly an 83 620:


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That looks more like a 610 (edit, more likely 620) to me. Do you have the serial number?
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Old 08-25-13, 04:36 PM
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thanks for the info guys!
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So I guess you're selling it, eh?

https://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/bik/4022832663.html
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hey yes I have a small cycling business in nyc...
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Does your business model include any servicing or test riding of the bikes that you flip? In your listings, I see no evidence of repair, replacement, adjustment, or lubrication, and scant evidence of assessment or recommendations.

So, please explain your business approach...I'm curious.
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Originally Posted by Phil_gretz View Post
Does your business model include any servicing or test riding of the bikes that you flip? In your listings, I see no evidence of repair, replacement, adjustment, or lubrication, and scant evidence of assessment or recommendations.

So, please explain your business approach...I'm curious.

phil-thanks for responding. So, yes my business approach/model is to buy unwanted bikes and then clean, restore, refurbish, adjust, lubricate, replace, modify, repair them into ready to ride bikes. I started flipping bikes during college a few years ago and than this year began a LLC because this is my passion. Now aside from this Trek which I didn't do anything to yet because I am in the process of moving it will be gone over and lubed/greased/checked over prior to being sold. I rode it around the block as-is, gears/brakes felt okay. I'm like 5% of where I want to be, I'm looking for a space in the city that's not 10k a month!! As far as the LLC is setup I pay sales taxes and have the proper licenses etc...unlike many other resellers on CL and the like. I try and do it the right way. Here are some examples of bikes that I have completely restored like the 62' Dunelt or modified the Trek road bikes: I'm happy to answer any questions, cheers




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Thanks, Van. That's helpful. Phil
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I don't mind giving advice to people who want to know about their bikes but I see no reason to volunteer information to a business. Not a big deal but not something I want to participate in.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I don't mind giving advice to people who want to know about their bikes but I see no reason to volunteer information to a business. Not a big deal but not something I want to participate in.

I know what you mean--but if that's the case you should probably stop giving advice on this forum. Half the people here are flippers.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
I know what you mean--but if that's the case you should probably stop giving advice on this forum. Half the people here are flippers.
lol, you're probably right.
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Flipping is on honorable way to pay for the N + 1 addition and IMHO, slightly more honorable than the "part it out" crowd. But in both cases, the sellers serve a need and keep bikes working rather than being melted down for another Asian import.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I don't mind giving advice to people who want to know about their bikes but I see no reason to volunteer information to a business. Not a big deal but not something I want to participate in.
understandable but my business is a 1 man gig, I'm not rich. I'm just trying to survive, with that attitude it seems like your against any type of business? Next time don't respond.
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understandable but my business is a 1 man gig, I'm not rich. I'm just trying to survive, with that attitude it seems like your against any type of business? Next time don't respond.
I appreciate the advice but I'll make my own decisions as to which posts to respond to.
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I appreciate the advice but I'll make my own decisions as to which posts to respond to.
Well thanks for hi-jacking my post than.
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I come down differently on this. Flippers add value to the recycling and reuse of bikes. The price rise due to competition is value to all sellers. DKO flippers bring place or proximity utility to the buyer. Flippers that repair and restore add the most value and are rewarded economically. Efficient flippers prosper, less efficient ones, not so much. This drives all kinds to optimize within their particular operating model. I don't mind giving opinions or advice to any, since my internet advice costs little...and hopefully helps overall efficiency.
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Well thanks for hi-jacking my post than.
Actually, you might want to read the posts again. No one hijacked your post. Your question was answered. You got to talk about your business, your business model, and advertise your bikes. And quite a few posters on this site disagreed with what I said and did so in a thoughtful and intelligent fashion.
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.......I don't give advice here much, and some of it is probably wrong anyway.

I do value this as a place to seek advice for our non profit business, a bike co-op
that takes donations of bikes and parts and resells them in order to pay the rent
and provide a place for classes on repair and a small shared shop with tools.

I have a reasonable feel for my local market, but I often run into stuff about which
I have little idea of a fair price, so I ask opinions here and try to interpret the ones
that seem to be well informed. Thanks for that.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Actually, you might want to read the posts again. No one hijacked your post. Your question was answered. You got to talk about your business, your business model, and advertise your bikes. And quite a few posters on this site disagreed with what I said and did so in a thoughtful and intelligent fashion.
true, my bad...I pride myself on customer service/relations. I haven't exhibited that behavior in this thread. Thanks for all the comments and advice
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