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Trek 800 - what should he ask for it?

Old 10-05-13, 06:32 AM
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Trek 800 - what should he ask for it?

Last winter the maintenance manager where I work cleared out the abandoned bikes on various racks around the complex. I said I'd take the white Trek 800 mountain bike that had been abandoned for about 15 months in the rack out back of my building if the owner didn't claim it. When no-one took it, I brought it home and my better half put on new tires and rode it a bit in early spring when the roads were full of gravel. It wasn't a good fit for him though, so now he's planning to sell it. He's put about $65 worth of upgrades on it, some cables, pedals, and new bearings in addition to the tires.

What should we advertise it for? It's rideable as-is and not in bad shape despite it's abandonment, as my husband has repacked the bearings and done other routine maintenance on it.
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Old 10-05-13, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhodabike View Post
Last winter the maintenance manager where I work cleared out the abandoned bikes on various racks around the complex. I said I'd take the white Trek 800 mountain bike that had been abandoned for about 15 months in the rack out back of my building if the owner didn't claim it. When no-one took it, I brought it home and my better half put on new tires and rode it a bit in early spring when the roads were full of gravel. It wasn't a good fit for him though, so now he's planning to sell it. He's put about $65 worth of upgrades on it, some cables, pedals, and new bearings in addition to the tires.

What should we advertise it for? It's rideable as-is and not in bad shape despite it's abandonment, as my husband has repacked the bearings and done other routine maintenance on it.
Cosmetic and mechanical condition are important to assessing value and can mean a $50-$100 difference in pricing. Got any sharp clear daylight photos you can post?
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Well in most markets while a very nice basic MTB with a slightly more desriable brand. There isn't a lot of value in older lesser model MTB's I would say $100-150 depending on condition. The only way to get good value out of a bike like this is to ride it.
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