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Trek 1000 bike a good deal?

Old 06-28-10, 12:03 PM
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Trek 1000 bike a good deal?

Just trying to get into road biking and I saw this one on a local ad. He wants 500 bucks for it. It says it has Shimano gears. I am trying to figure out what level of gears and what year it is.
Says he just got new tires and tubes and serviced. I know that is not a lot of info to go on and I am assuming it will be Sora.

Looking for your advice since I am a noob and a bit bigger and hoping the bike would hold up. I am about 6' and 225. This is a 56 cm bike.

Thanks for the help!

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Old 06-28-10, 12:10 PM
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Personally, I think that's too much for a Sora equipped used bike.
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I don't think it's worth $500... especially since you can get a brand new 1.1 for $650 or so.

Unless he upgraded the bike, it probably won't have anything better than Sora, and maybe a Tiagra RD. Also, if you do go test it, make sure it fits. A 58cm may fit you better, but it's impossible for us to tell.

Assuming the bike does have new tires and tube, and was recently serviced, I wouldn't pay more than $400 for it if it's more recent model. Even less than that is if it's pre 2007
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Old 06-28-10, 12:14 PM
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Okay I was wondering. He said it was a 01 or 02 model. What is a good price for one like that?
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https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...5693&Type=bike

https://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...7527&Type=bike

I probably wouldn't pay more than $300. The bike has low level components and is almost ten years old. However, I know there are probably people that will pay $500 for it because it's a Trek.
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I would think that it's too much but each local market is different. Make sure the bike fits you, it sounds a little small for your height.
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I have a 1000. The bike possibly cost $600 brand new. Overall not a bad bike to start off with, but if you have $500-$800 go to a bike shop and buy a new entry model from them instead of a used entry level bike that won't be warrantied or you will be positive in how good of condition it really is. I'm all for buying used bikes but not a new bike prices. You are assuming a lot of risk buy used, for it to be worth it to you the price oughta be significantly lowered.
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Originally Posted by BikerPat View Post
Okay I was wondering. He said it was a 01 or 02 model. What is a good price for one like that?
Thats a 10 year old bike (almost). Couple of pennys more and you get a new 1.1 like ptle said.
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Originally Posted by longbeachgary View Post
Thats a 10 year old bike (almost). Couple of pennys more and you get a new 1.1 like ptle said.
This would be the point where I wish I was in a big city

I called the LBS and they have all sorts of new 1000+ bikes but like next to nothing in the lower end (even trade-ins). They told me summertime is mainly repair time and not so much selling and the new ones can start at like 600 or so.

Does this sound kosher?
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https://www.bikesdirect.com/

At your price point there isn't much difference between these guys and a Trek. If my bike shop couldn't offer something at my price, I would order from them in a heartbeat. Just be sure to budget an extra $100 or so in case you need help from your LBS in trueing a wheel.
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Yeah, that dude probably wants what he paid for it new. I started off with a Trek 1200 a few years ago. I nearly quit cycling because of how badly that bike beat the living crap out of me. That is a seriously harsh riding bike. Haven't ridden a Trek Aluminum bike that hadn't beat me up though. I'd say pass on this one.
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Originally Posted by BikerPat View Post
Okay I was wondering. He said it was a 01 or 02 model. What is a good price for one like that?
I recently bought a 2004 Trek 1200 which has Tiagra/105 and it is in perfect condition. The tires were also upgraded and nearly new. I paid $350 for it and there are probably better deals out there. I would skip this bike, because the seller is going to be insulted if you actually offer what the bike is worth which is probably around $200.

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