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Old 11-04-16, 12:35 PM
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Can anyone give me some additional info about this:
Men's Trek Alpha 4300 26" Mountain Bike w/ Aluminum Frame

It looks definitely worn, no doubts about it. But I can't seem to find that specific bike on bicyclebluebook.com.
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Old 11-04-16, 12:41 PM
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Old 11-04-16, 01:02 PM
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Bicycle Blue Book is pretty much crap. Entry level mountain bike, small frame, not a bad price but might need some work (chain looks pretty gross). If you fit it, maybe offer up 50 bucks. Hope you are really short though...
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Originally Posted by bmthom.gis View Post
Bicycle Blue Book is pretty much crap. Entry level mountain bike, small frame, not a bad price but might need some work (chain looks pretty gross). If you fit it, maybe offer up 50 bucks. Hope you are really short though...
For roommate -

He's about 5'7" but yeah that chain and seat are needing to be replaced. We shall start at 50. Is that a good starting price or go lower?

PS: How the hell did you guess the frame size simply by looking at the pic?! I mean I can tell it looks small, overall, but that was awesome lol.
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It says right on the seat tube, 15"/42 cm. Also, it looks small. Probably too small for someone 5'7", I would say this would be more appropriate for someone 5'2 or shorter -5'4 depending on the person
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$50 is fine if it fits and doesn't need much work. The fork is likely at the end of its life.

I'd recommend looking for a bike without a suspension.
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Originally Posted by bmthom.gis View Post
It says right on the seat tube, 15"/42 cm. Also, it looks small. Probably too small for someone 5'7", I would say this would be more appropriate for someone 5'2 or shorter -5'4 depending on the person
Nice catch! Totally did not see that when looking at the pics for frame size xD

He likes smaller bikes cause he used to BMX. But I personally agree with you but I am not the one spending the money
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Old 11-05-16, 02:12 PM
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Picked it up for 40 bucks!

Frame is 16.5 so it fit him nicely. He likes it a lot. Will need new chain definitely tho.

Thanks all for the info!
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