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Just seen a beauty!

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by DLB, 9 Nov 2007.

  1. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    just visited a LBS near to work which is a small shop and seen a Trek 1200 for sale second hand and it looked really nice. It was a vibrant blue colour and had 105 rear mech which the owner said he thought was an upgrade (?)

    What was even more impressive is that it was in my size!!

    Now i have a continental revolution which i bought from edinburgh cycle company in feb, but perhaps i need an upgrade???

    How much do you think the trek is worth secondhand? (i do know the price but thought i'd ask before saying). It looks in really good nik.

    i suppose i could ask the owner for a partexchange??
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Just get another bike - you need more than one.....

    No idea on the price though. If it's a big saving on new then buy it...
     
  3. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    i've already got more than 1!!!

    i have a hybrid and a road bike.

    isthe trek so much better? is it worth the upgrade??
     
  4. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Thats still no excuse :blush::biggrin:

    I got 2 roads, 1 hybrid and a rebuild project..
    Can one of them be happily used for a winter bike...or would both road bikes be too good.
     
  5. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    the trek is going for £250 secondhand. is that a good price. the owner said they were £700 new.
     
  6. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    Location:
    S of Kendal
    A 2008 Trek 1500 is going to be £599 and that will have a 9 speed groupset.

    So you'll have to spend more than twice as much to get something (significantly?) better. If its in good shape (un-crashed), and its what you want, it's probably a good buy.
     
  7. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    the 2006 T1200 is £499 on Evans

    edit: clearance and only in a size 50
     
  8. rjeffroy

    rjeffroy New Member

    Location:
    Ealing, London
    I used to have one of the blue Trek 1200s, 2003 model I think. The groupset was originally Tiagra so 105 would be an upgrade. £700 sounds about right for the price when new.
     
  9. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    was it a nice bike?
     
  10. yellow v2

    yellow v2 New Member

    DLB, I have a Trek 1200 bought earlier this year on ebay also shand, for £ 260 with afew extras which I thought was agood buy as new they were 699. It is a very good bike the frame is exceptional for the money [same as the 1000], had some very good reviews in cycling press and is v.lght with upgrade potential. The 1200's came with Tiagra gears and a 105 rear mech as standard in the later years 2005 on I think.
    If you like it buy it!
     
  11. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    thanks. i'll have a look at the bank balance and have a word with 'her indoors'.
     
  12. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    250's a fair price condition depending !

    Good price either way though, but makes you wonder why hes bangin it out for that on resale - if you do go for it give a REAL millimetre check over !
     
  13. Mortiroloboy

    Mortiroloboy New Member


    That's because there is no value in the second hand bike market, simple as, When I sold my much upgraded 06 Spesh Allez to fund a down payment on my Wilier, the guy who purchased it got an absolute bargain when he gave me £500.

    Brand new 'last years' models are heavily discounted on line, and there will be no significant change from this years, maybe a different paint job, possibly a slightly modified Drivetrain, but basically a frame with two wheels and the necessary components to make it work.
     
  14. DLB

    DLB Senior Member

    i guess i'm going to have to forget about the trek even if it looked the dogs ######. with xmas coming up, and a present already in the pipeline of some cycling shoes and pedals the trek is out of the question at the moment.