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Intro & Trek 6000 question

Old 04-27-12, 05:34 AM
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Intro & Trek 6000 question

Hey all,

First post here. I'm ready to get back into the world of mountain biking. As a teenager I biked heavily - anywhere and everywhere. I did a couple of week long bike trips (carried all gear) and usually biked to and from places in town rather than driving. In college I mostly just used my bike as a commuter for class (or when I'd be going out drinking and didn't want a DUI )

I turned 24 last Monday and haven't touched a bike since college and I really miss it. I don't have my bike from before so I'm looking to jump into the world again. I was never big into buying components. My parents gifted me a really nice Giant with quality, upgraded components (no clue what the specs were) and I never swapped anything out unless it broke. I'm looking to pretty much take the same approach now after my initial purchase (no need for a $1,000+ bike)

I've done a lot of craigslist and local ad searching and someone has offered to sell me a Trek 6000 for $200. From what I can tell on bikepedia, it's a 1998. The bike looks like someone rode it twice then stuck it in their basement to collect dust (fantastic condition). What do you all think? Aesthetically, it's not the sexiest looking bike but I think that's largely due to the stock components (thin tires, not very aggressive setup, etc.). For $200 that would leave me with some room to upgrade anything. Thoughts?

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I just realized you have a sticky dedicated for this stuff. I'll repost there (mods can delete this thread if you so please...)
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