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Old 09-06-17, 11:46 AM
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Finding bike model and year

wE WERE GIVEN A TREK BIKE FOR OUR DAUGHTER TO USE AT COLLEGE. i WANT TO INSURE IT BECAUSE TREK BIKES ARE USUALLY EXPENSIVE. cAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT MODEL AND YEAR THIS BIKE IS FROM THE SERIAL #WTU0FN320T? tHANKYOU
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Did that come from the bottom bracket? Try this page to see if you can date your trek:

Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers, bike

Also maybe post some pics and a model number. They would help others to identify your bike. I wonder if the last three digits is the model? Is it a 320?
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Old 09-06-17, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Karenwitkins View Post
wE WERE GIVEN A TREK BIKE FOR OUR DAUGHTER TO USE AT COLLEGE. i WANT TO INSURE IT BECAUSE TREK BIKES ARE USUALLY EXPENSIVE. cAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT MODEL AND YEAR THIS BIKE IS FROM THE SERIAL #WTU0FN320T? tHANKYOU
Hello and welcome to the forums. Can you tell us a bit about the bike? Is it a road bike AKA 10 speed? Or is it a mountain bike? Are there any names or numbers on it? 330, 460, Antelope 830, 2300?
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Insurance on a used bike rarely work out that good.
They don't hold on to their value particularly well.
And while any Trek is likely to be worth more than a department store bike, not all Trek bikes are high-dollar items.

I suggest you take a close look st the frame. There's most likely a model name in the graphics somewhere.
Once you've figured out the model name, head over to www.bicyclebluebook.com or www.bikepedia.com.
Enter make & model, start looking at pics and spec lists to figure out which bike is yours and what it was originally worth.
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The best insurance at college is a bigass lock and a bike that is beat up enough that it doesn't draw attention.
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And 'Trek' bikes aren't any more expensive than other bikes. It depends on which model. Like all the big name manufacturers, they make everything from really cheap, basic entry level bikes to super expensive, super light racing bikes.
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The best insurance at college is a bigass lock and a bike that is beat up enough that it doesn't draw attention.
Amen, bro! As a UCLA student during the bike boom era, I always tried to park next to a nicer-looking bike with a flimsier-looking security system. Our joke back then was that the lighter the bike, the heavier the chain needed to secure it.
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Originally Posted by Karenwitkins View Post
wE WERE GIVEN A TREK BIKE FOR OUR DAUGHTER TO USE AT COLLEGE. i WANT TO INSURE IT BECAUSE TREK BIKES ARE USUALLY EXPENSIVE. cAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT MODEL AND YEAR THIS BIKE IS FROM THE SERIAL #WTU0FN320T? tHANKYOU
cannot tell the model.

The year of frame manufacture is probably 2001. The model year of the bicycle is 2001 or 2002.

If you can find Trek catalogs for those years you may be able to match up the bicycle.
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