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Old 01-02-10, 09:06 PM
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Trek 720 for $950

I found this bike on CL and was shocked about the price on it. I believe that this fool is asking way too much, and I just want someone to confirm it.

https://sanantonio.craigslist.org/bik/1533803776.html
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He would not be a fool if someone paid that price.
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Bikes are worth what people are willing to pay, like anything else. Value is relative.
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NO he wouldnt be a fool if someone paid that. But is that bike worth 950?
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I recently bought a 520 in better condition than this bike for $400 on CL. So this seems a bit high. I'm sure someone would pay that though..
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Not to mention that you could probably find a new 520 for very close to that asking price to begin with. Again if someone is willing to pay for it...
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I have been looking for a 520 or a 720 for a bit now. I might of considered this bike if the price was say under 300. I may offer the guy 200 for the bike and see what he says. I wont pay that much for a "vintage" bike.
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There's a real cult fallowing with old Trek bikes...they are worth a lot of money to the right person.

Buy a Fuji or an old Univega....collectors don't really value those near as much and as a guy who's worked on and rode almost every touring bike of the 80's.....most of them are darn near the same bike.
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It could be worth that if the frame is in excellent shape and has been updated with high end components. Otherwise I would look elsewhere.
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Interesting thread, as I have a 720 frame and fork that I am getting ready to sell and have been trying to decide on a price.
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I wouldn't pay anything close to $950 for that. You can get a brand new LHT complete with modern components for about that. I suppose if someone is really into vintage bikes, or has an amazing affinity for that model for some reason, they might be interested. Otherwise I'd say that price is unrealistic.
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I don't think the particular 720 shown in the link above is worth anywhere close to $950. It's not "minty" enough to be worth that much to collector, and, in my view, could stand a fair amount of updating before being taken out on the open road for a tour.

An 80's Japanese touring bike in similar condition (Univega, Fuji, etc.) is worth maybe $150 to $250, depending on condition. Treks seem to command a bit of a premium over that.
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I think the lugged full Reynolds 531 frame would be a draw for some people. Someone looking for a lugged modern tourer would have to spend more than a LHT for just the frame. An 1983 frame and fork sold recently for $342 on ebay.
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Confirmed.
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I found a 520 for 900 locally, seemed a little steep for a used bike but I'm sure somebody would pay it... too big for me so even if I was willing to pay that price, this isn't the bike for me...

https://utica.craigslist.org/bik/1533817209.html
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Originally Posted by sonatageek
Interesting thread, as I have a 720 frame and fork that I am getting ready to sell and have been trying to decide on a price.
What year and size?
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Re the posted 720, I suspect the owner isn't particularly eager to sell.
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