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Urgent: Help please trek bike buying

Old 02-01-15, 03:29 AM
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Urgent: Help please trek bike buying

HEY,

im looking to buy a trek bike from 3 BICYCLES NEGOTIABLE FOR QUICK SALE FROM......... | Bicycles | Gumtree Australia Eastern Suburbs - Rose Bay | 1069261143

the seller said its a road bike 24 inch. arond 3 years old. good condition. can negotiate to 200. is it worth?

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Old 02-01-15, 04:38 AM
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Do you have the models on the bikes?

Around here, anything less than $200 is pretty junky.
And, since you're in Australia, you get extra savings... $200 AUD = $155 USD.

So... Look up the actual model on Bikepedia, or other sources, but if the bike meets your needs, the price is probably reasonable. Perhaps you should negotiate to bring all 3 bikes home

Is a flat bar bike really what you want/need?
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Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
Do you have the models on the bikes?

Around here, anything less than $200 is pretty junky.
And, since you're in Australia, you get extra savings... $200 AUD = $155 USD.

So... Look up the actual model on Bikepedia, or other sources, but if the bike meets your needs, the price is probably reasonable. Perhaps you should negotiate to bring all 3 bikes home

Is a flat bar bike really what you want/need?
nah, the guy doesnt know the model of the bike. the other 2 are sold. i'm just looking for a decent bike (as a beginner) to commute to uni. so i just got a reply from the guy and he said it was $600 new, so after checking the trek site i think it's a 7.1/7.2 fx model? do you recommend any specific models for me i should try get used/new ($500max price to spend)? thanks!
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yo Jason. Commute to uni? How about a uni-cycle? EZ to park. No gears to mess wit?
whatcha thin? Is dat da tickut or wha?
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It looks to me like a 2012 7.3 FX, which would have been priced at just over $600 brand new: 2012 Trek 7.3 FX - BikePedia

I honestly don't know where that "24 inch" measurement is coming from, though. Judging from the photo, it looks to be a pretty small bike. A 15" frame size would be my guess (certainly no bigger than 17.5"), which would make it suitable for a rider between 5'0" to 5'5" or so. If the bike fits, and it's in good condition, then the negotiated asking price of $200 isn't too bad.

On a side note...how on Earth does someone go to sell a bunch of bikes, and yet not even know what model they've got? I just find that mind-boggling (unless they were all stolen, or something).

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It looks to me like a 2012 7.3 FX, which would have been priced at just over $600 brand new: 2012 Trek 7.3 FX - BikePedia

I honestly don't know where that "24 inch" measurement is coming from, though. Judging from the photo, it looks to be a pretty small bike. A 15" frame size would be my guess (certainly no bigger than 17.5"), which would make it suitable for a rider between 5'0" to 5'5" or so. If the bike fits, and it's in good condition, then the negotiated asking price of $200 isn't too bad.

On a side note...how on Earth does someone go to sell a bunch of bikes, and yet not even know what model they've got? I just find that mind-boggling (unless they were all stolen, or something).

In my experience that's common with non enthusiasts who buy from a local shop and just buy a bike.
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Could it be small enough that those are 24" wheels? (and around a 13" frame)
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Could it be small enough that those are 24" wheels? (and around a 13" frame)
No, it would have to be a Kids' FX to have 24" wheels, and it's not one of those. All sizes of the adult FX bikes have 700c wheels.
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