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Old 03-17-12, 07:39 AM   #1
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Older trek 820 for commuting

Any idea what year this is? BTW, I'm 6'6" so this is the right size...

http://fortwayne.craigslist.org/bik/2903579870.html
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The seller has the original owners manual.
Ask the seller.
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Old 03-17-12, 07:43 AM   #3
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I'm just going to go look at it...
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You can search bikepedia.com to see what year it is and find complete specs and original selling price, FWIW. Looking one ebay or any craigslist or other bikes-for-sale sites to see what this bike has sold for will give you some idea of fair price. At $200, if it's in good shape and it fits you, buy it.

OK. A 3 minute google search.... New 820 is only $350. Older models seem equally low end. It has been in production for many years. Looking at ebay, completed listings.... I would offer $125 and be willing to pay $150 if it's in good shape. If he still has the owners manual, perhaps the owner takes good care of his possessions.
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According to vintage-trek.com it appears to be a 1995
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That seems a little high but then again you are an inche taller than I
those sell for about $150 here in Olympia
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If you really want an old Mountain bike like that its tough to find them in that size in my experience. You might have to be willing to pay a few extra bucks for that. Like others have said $150 if its in really good shape, but if its in barely used shape $175 isn't crazy.
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I have a very similar '88 Trek 900. With roadish tires, it makes a very nice utility bike. Your potential purchase appears a few years newer, but the cantilever brakes places it as probably mid 90's, as someone else already suggested.

The model identifier page at vintage-trek.com also suggests that paint job places it as a '95.

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It has a large frame. You don't see as many (if any) used MTBs with frames that size. Might not fly off CL too quickly, but you never know.



As already bounced about, sounds like a $125 to $150 bike on CL. Cash in hand might help. I once had an older 820 and took it on 10 to 15 mile rides on paved surfaces without straining myself.
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Go for it ... just ride it and you will know if it fits ...
I have a Trek 830 of the same vintage and it is a fine ride.
The bike looks to be a very large frame size in nice condition.

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1995, why do you want to know what year this is?
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I've got an old 1996 Trek 850 Mt trac with the suspension fork (rock shox) and I still enjoy riding it, and I've put it through a lot over the years since I bought it new.

That bike size you just don't see anywhere, and I would guess there aren't too many people that would fit that bike so I would offer him 150 cash in hand.
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