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1987 Trek 560 EX

Old 09-24-13, 03:39 PM
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1987 Trek 560 EX

My dad and I recently scored an Ecru Trek Pro Series 560 EX. Reynolds 531, Shimano 600 EX, etc. Looks like a 53~55cm frame. It's in fantastic condition; the guy was selling it for his elderly neighbor (original owner) who used to race on it. It looks like it's been well taken care of. The only things we had to deal with are the funked up saddle, rusted/frayed shifter cables, and missing hoods. Aside from the pedals, all the components appear to be original. The seatpost, stem, and crankset are so clean and shiny they put my Bianchi to shame...

We're probably going to keep it or give to my cousin if he likes it, but it'd be cool to know how much it's worth, especially in southern California/OC area.

Here's a link to the brochure for it
https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/t...7/87Trek10.jpg

And here's all the pictures I just took
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Thanks for looking!
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Old 09-24-13, 04:02 PM
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Watch who you call elderly sirlamchops! I reckon half the participants in the C&V threads are older than the original owner of the nice 560 you have.

I'd estimate as is at about $250, +/- 10%. Given the bike is 25 years old, I highly recommend the hubs, bb, and headset bearing cups/races get cleaned, new balls, and fresh grease. This is true on 95%+ of the bikes I pick up.

If you keep it, since you live near the ocean, you should also take care of the bare metal caused by chainsuck behind the crank.
Clearcoat or paint, the choice is yours.

Enjoy! I love Treks, and have about 1/3 of WRK101'S hoard, which comprises 4 roadies, 3 mtbs, and 1 hybrid.
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Old 09-24-13, 04:14 PM
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I've had a little better luck. Sold this one for $300 a few months ago, completely refurb'd.

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Old 09-24-13, 04:31 PM
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Can't see the pics where I'm at, but $250 to $300 sounds right.
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Old 09-24-13, 07:26 PM
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I'd agree with $300 in So Cal and definitely recommend the bearings be serviced.
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Old 09-24-13, 11:17 PM
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I've got the bike in this color also. Put a lot of money into it that I'll never get out (carbon bits, etc), but fortunately my son likes it. It's a really well-built frame.

I think I could sell that bike up here in the bay area for $300ish, especially with the 600 components. But if it fits you, I'd keep it.


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I've had a little better luck. Sold this one for $300 a few months ago, completely refurb'd.

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Old 09-25-13, 05:29 AM
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Awesomew bikes, and the ecru color is really classy looking. I sold this '87 Pro with new cables, housing, saddle and tires plus a complete tear down and rebuild, for $575 in May of this year. It's a 55:
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Old 09-25-13, 06:41 AM
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$575? Wow, good for you, could never get that around here, no matter how I prettied it up.

Now a question for the good doctor: I know this frame has the RD cable threaded through the rear stay. That's a huge loop leading to the RD - any particular reason?
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Old 09-25-13, 10:39 AM
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Nice looking Trek I would not mind finding one that frame style.

Personally I kind of find these threads annoying. "Hey I just bought this bike what is it worth?" Well you certainly would have bought it for 20 or 50 dollars less but would have you paid 20 or 50 more for it? I think only you the buyer can really determine if you got a deal.

If what your really asking is "Hey I just gave my neighbor 50 bucks for this can I turn around and sell it for $1000" 99 times out of 1,000 the answer is NO.

Odds are you got a nice bike at a fair price enjoy it.
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Yeah, The Gigantic RD Loop. I actually cut it down a couple of inches after the pics were taken.

That bike was basically a time capsule when I bought it. Paid $400 but I bet it hadn't been ridden 50 miles since new. Consumables were all dried out though, hence the replaced cables & housing (it's really hard to find that shade of dark blue housing), tires, bar tape (ditto on the color) and saddle (which is a Chinese Regal knockoff and a pretty good one at that). Tore it down to the bare frame because all of the bearings needed servicing, did a nice job with the polishing compound and wax before building it back up. That Shimano 600 6208 stuff is soooooo nice (too bad the indexed shifters have a tendency to break) and it rode like a champ. Gorgeous.

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Old 09-25-13, 12:24 PM
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Thanks for all the responses, everyone! I forgot to mention that we got this one for only $100, probably would've paid 200 if the guy asked. I figured it was worth well more than what we paid but wanted to make sure I wasn't mistaken.

Sorry oddjob2. Perhaps I'm one of the youngest people posting in C&V then haha. And sorry Bianchigirll for starting an annoying thread. I'll watch what I say from now on!

Anyway, it's nice to see all these other 560s in such nice condition! I'll definitely start on repacking all the bearings and making it all nice and proper. (:
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Awesomew bikes, and the ecru color is really classy looking. I sold this '87 Pro with new cables, housing, saddle and tires plus a complete tear down and rebuild, for $575 in May of this year. It's a 55:

Pretty bike and nice build. Good job.
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I love mine, updated all but brakes, frame and fork.
Tiagra 9 speed STI, derailers, Bontrager wheels, FSA compact cranks.

I got it at a pawn shop, traded a Trek VW Jetta bike and $60.00.
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OK, here's mine. Also upgraded. SRAM compact cranks, campy brakes, carbon bars, brooks, etc.
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Old 10-08-13, 07:12 PM
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I had one of these exact same bike and year. I bought it new in 1987. I sold it to a co-worker about 8 years ago for $300. Mine was in excellent original condition. I think the $250 estimate is right on.

Mine was red and yellow.

This was my last steel bike I owned until last week when I picked up Ritchey Breakaway Cross that I'm building up now.

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