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Old 11-20-12, 04:43 PM
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Is the trek 560 a decent bike?

i saw used one they want 335 bucks
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Old 11-20-12, 05:02 PM
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It has to be in mint condition to be $335.
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Old 11-20-12, 05:04 PM
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It looked pretty decent maybe ill over 175, i mean its very very small bike so other then me i doubt anyone else could ride it
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Okay, then.

Post pics when you get it!
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Old 11-20-12, 06:37 PM
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this is it at least i think this is it plese tell me what u think?
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Old 11-20-12, 06:38 PM
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https://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/bik/3408112064.html
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Old 11-20-12, 06:40 PM
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anti gravity bike .....
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Old 11-20-12, 06:42 PM
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Yeah i have no idea why they would not flip the pic.and take a better pic
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Old 11-20-12, 07:15 PM
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That's an '87 model and it's a very good bike: https://www.vintage-trek.com/images/t...rekCatalog.pdf

A few scratches visible in the pic but white is easy to touch up. Looks like a few of the original high-end components have been replaced; might want to find out if the seller still has them. Seems pretty good otherwise. If he sez its fully tuned and ready to ride, you'll prolly want to bring more than $175 along when you go to check it out.
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cool ty for info .Being so old will it realy be outdated i dont care about looks but i want it to be a decent bike
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Old 11-20-12, 07:29 PM
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It is a racing bike. Post that one in the C&V forum and some of those guys might get wood. Check out the specs in the sales brochure; aside from the downtube shifters its got pretty advanced stuff for 1987. If its in good condition it won't ride like an outdated bike.
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Looks like a much smaller model... probably 48 or 50 cm judging by the way the tubes join the head tube.

As such... it adds some value to an already nice bicycle as smaller sizes command a bit of a premium due to their lower production numbers.
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Here's the bike rotated the correct way. It may be a 49cm or 50cm from the way the top tube and the down tubes are joined.

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Originally Posted by DVC45 View Post
It has to be in mint condition to be $335.
New steel framesets of similar design & quality will easily set you back more than twice that much without even a headset, and well-cared-for steel is just as good after 25 years as when brand new. Trek made some really nice brazed/lugged frames > 20 years ago. I'd happily pay $335 for the frameset alone if it were my size & in good shape.
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New steel framesets of similar design & quality will easily set you back more than twice that much without even a headset, and well-cared-for steel is just as good after 25 years as when brand new. Trek made some really nice brazed/lugged frames > 20 years ago. I'd happily pay $335 for the frameset alone if it were my size & in good shape.
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Old 11-21-12, 12:12 AM
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300 on a really good day. Good for recreational riding but that is about it. No eyelets for fenders or racks. Never going to be a commuter. Maybe we should melt it down.
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To me it looked like a brand new bike oher then one scatch but they didnt want to come down so it is still at store
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At a store? Go back there around the end of January when they're a little more hungry. Point out all the parts that have been swapped and try to swing a deal if you really like the bike. As Zap pointed out, it was designed for racing so it wouldn't be a great choice for a commuter. Be a lotta fun to ride tho.
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