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Good/bad experiences with 1998 or 1999 Trek 5200?(4 posts)

Good/bad experiences with 1998 or 1999 Trek 5200?wildoe
Apr 1, 2001 3:59 PM
I'm looking at buying a used Trek 5200. I've posted twice asking for a reasonable price, but no one responds. I don't know much about road bikes and am looking for anyone that has had or knows of experiences with this bike. The asking price $1100 and it seems to be in perfect condition as far as I can tell.
sounds good to mejohn de
Apr 1, 2001 4:38 PM
i have the same frame with different components...what year is it exactly, that could make a difference, the older ones were supposedly more suspect...look at the review site and you'll find that the one made in 99 has the highest rating of any bike...the frame is great and the components are almost top notch also, the stem, seat post, and bars are the only parts that get any negative reviews...the wheels are a great deal too supposedly...i sugest you find out all the info at the review section, there are tons of them on that bike...again, find out what year it is
re: Good/bad experiences with 1998 or 1999 Trek 5200?Ian
Apr 1, 2001 5:50 PM
Sounds like a good deal. The frame is great and will last for a long time. Check out the shifters, chain, chainrings and cassette. Make sure they are not nearly worn out and you probably have a good deal on your hands.
Seems o.k., but...PsyDoc
Apr 2, 2001 4:39 AM
you may want to take a look at e-Bay or other sites as you may be able to use info gained there to help negotiate price. For example, on e-Bay right now, there is a 1999 Trek 5200 that has only been ridden 10 miles...brand spank'n new. The bid right now is $810, but the reserve has not been met and is probably around $1500.00. There are three other 5200's on e-Bay ranging in price from $1,000 to $2025. Also, do what Ian suggested and if things are worn see if you can use that as negotiation leverage.