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Old 12-31-20, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by bruce19 View Post
If that bike is a Pinarello it's worth more than a Trek. To your point.
Location also matters. I'm near Madison, WI where people still think Trek is an American bike. Here you can pull a bike that was thrown into the lake 30 years ago and sell it as long as you take a sharpie and write "Trek" on the frame.

Overall this thread would have gone much better if all necessary information would have been in the OP and not that trickle of relevant information after we spent time guessing.
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Old 12-31-20, 02:17 PM
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Thanks again for all your input! Definitely some sound advice and practical perspectives.
In the end, I've had a 'talk' with my friend and he came up with a $500 price. Which sounds reasonable to me.
Regarding the wheel issues, these started recently. I've started using this bike, about 6 months ago, and since I'm still working, my mileage is still low.
Considering the sale price,, a wheel update/upgrade is definitely the next purchase.
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Old 12-31-20, 02:34 PM
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The wheels may or may not be shot..they could just need servicing..entry decent wheels will probably go $300 and up. ( may be optimistic here..prices continue to rise..)
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Old 12-31-20, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by rovis View Post
Thanks again for all your input! Definitely some sound advice and practical perspectives.
In the end, I've had a 'talk' with my friend and he came up with a $500 price. Which sounds reasonable to me.
Regarding the wheel issues, these started recently. I've started using this bike, about 6 months ago, and since I'm still working, my mileage is still low.
Considering the sale price,, a wheel update/upgrade is definitely the next purchase.
You are leaving out a lot of information here.... sounds the friend lent you the bike for a long time and now wants to transfer it officially. This is very reasonable from the friend's side. If that information would have been available int he OP, some people may have advised differently.

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Old 01-03-21, 05:22 AM
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Id pass on the bike.Friendship is always worth more IMO
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Old 01-03-21, 08:36 PM
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Bikes have a very steep depreciation curve. If you don't have the necessary skills & abilities to do upgrades & repairs yourself then, just give up. Bike stores stay in business by selling new bikes. Not repairs. Bicycle assembly line robots can spew out 1000 brand new bikes in about the same amount of time that you can change a tire. We're living in an era when it's cheaper to dispose of a manufactured item than to repair it. Be good. Have fun.
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