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Old 05-02-18, 07:53 PM
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Trek 1200?

Was given to me, I don't really want it. is this a junker?
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Old 05-02-18, 08:04 PM
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No, I wouldn't say a junker. If it doesn't fit you, sell it on CL or maybe overhaul it and sell it for a little more. That's a very respectable bike, perfect for a first timer looking to try out road biking, IMO.
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Quite a nice bike. I had one for a while. Why on earth would you call it a junker?
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Old 05-03-18, 03:42 AM
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just asking. I may try to sell it for 20 bucks. I'm going to pump up the tires and try it out
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If I was close, the twenty bucks would be in your hand already. It could be a nice bike with some TLC.
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Those first-generation aluminum Treks are terrific bikes with an interesting history. The Trek designers (who probably still included Tim Issacs at that point) were very careful to spec tube diameters that allowed them to avoid being successfully sued by Gary Klein's litigation-happy lawyers.
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Old 05-03-18, 11:48 AM
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You might be able to get a little to 100. I sold one a gew months back same color and all for $120... Needed a liytle TLC but bothing major.

Bet yet the fork on your 1200 looks like a replacement...$60
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Originally Posted by malcala622 View Post
You might be able to get a little to 100. I sold one a gew months back same color and all for $120... Needed a liytle TLC but bothing major.

Bet yet the fork on your 1200 looks like a replacement...$60
Could be the original! 88/89 1200's had chro-moly forks. But it's hard to tell with that one photo
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Originally Posted by papaStrudel View Post
Could be the original! 88/89 1200's had chro-moly forks. But it's hard to tell with that one photo
The fork threw me off since I've only seen the unicrown forks. Pic is a bit blurry
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I took more pics of the fork. I think this bike is all original

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I donated a '91 (unicrown) with RX100 throughout, good shape and raised $200 for my girls B-ball squad. These are nice light bikes, good wheels and parts. How could they not be worth that much?
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It doesn't look like this bike was ridden much, and it ought to clean up really well. Whoever you sell it to is going to get a really nice entry-level road bike.

If I was a little taller and in NE Indiana, I'd be tempted to make you an offer. As a buyer, I'd be happy if I took it home for under $100. Of course, you could ask less, aiming for a quicker sale.
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Are all your ~13000 posts trolls?

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It doesn't look like this bike was ridden much, and it ought to clean up really well. Whoever you sell it to is going to get a really nice entry-level road bike.

If I was a little taller and in NE Indiana, I'd be tempted to make you an offer. As a buyer, I'd be happy if I took it home for under $100. Of course, you could ask less, aiming for a quicker sale.

I think the guy who owned it was only around 5'6"
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Originally Posted by FXjohn View Post
just asking. I may try to sell it for 20 bucks. I'm going to pump up the tires and try it out


yes its a nice bike.
no it isnt a junker.
its worth more than $20. Just donate it and get the deduction if you dont want to sell it.
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I think the guy who owned it was only around 5'6"
By conventional sizing, that bike was too big for him. And judging by the stem & saddle height, it's not set up for a 5'6" rider.

For sake of comparison, I'm 5'10" and usually ride road bikes whose frame size is around 54 cm. I'm generally comfortable up to 56. This bike looks like it's either a 56 or 58, just eyeballing your pics.
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For $20 and less than a tank of gas, I would take it, but only if the Vetta helmet comes with it. My first helmet was a yellow Vetta. The lining had disintegrated like the one in the picture, too.
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It seems to be a 54
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'91 Trek 1200 - ROOKIE HERE

Hey guys, I am new to cycling and have fallen in love quickly. Purchased a 77 Schwinn Paramount for $20 and loved it....

until my buddy said he had a trek 1500 discovery edition he would dome for $200. I am told I got a deal, already offered $700 for it from the local bike shop.

anyways....bought the 91 trek 1200, highlighter yellow w the black spider web accents. LOVE THIS BIKE! BUT....

I need to sell it. Whats a reasonable price to ask for?

Thanks guys!
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