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Deals on TREK 5200,5500,5900???? Mail Order??(6 posts)

Deals on TREK 5200,5500,5900???? Mail Order??chuckjg
Oct 16, 2002 12:14 PM
I know that the 03's are out and the 01 and 02's usually go on closeout this time of year. I'm looking for a deal on either a frameset or complete bike of any these models. Also I hear that trek does not allow mail order. Anyone know of a shop that will do it?
I'm real close to pulling the trigger on a '01 USPS bike...jtferraro
Oct 16, 2002 12:45 PM
w/Dura-Ace for $2100. The LBS has the frameset and said they'd build it up like an '02 5200(except subsitute the DA for Ultegra). I'd then have Shimano's top of the line components on an excellent frameset. Naturally I could upgrade the wheels, hbar, stem, seatpost, and saddle at a later date, but there wouldn't be any rush.

My only reservations are:
1.) I'm not crazy about the '01 USPS scheme. It is loud!
2.) I can probably get an '03 5200, w/the SLIGHTLY new geometries and new fork, for $2250(but it wouldn't have Dura-Ace!)
3.) I still really like the '03 C'dale R2000, as it is better spec'd(better wheels - SL's, hbar - 3TForgie, stem - 3TForgie, saddle-Ti railed Fizik). The only Cannondale part is the seatpost. Again though...this bike is spec'd w/Ultegra and has a DA rear derailleaur. It also retails for $2400.

I really want to ride them back to back but few shops sell both C'dale & Trek.

Decisions, Decisions...

-Jeff
YOU CRAZY KIDS.........CARBON110
Oct 16, 2002 1:07 PM
Check out RAcycles.com or better yet... call LA's former mechanic up, Dave at www.fastrackbicylces.com or check out his webite...I bought my bike from him ad there is no Tax!
I'm real close to pulling the trigger on a '01 USPS bike...chuckjg
Oct 16, 2002 1:19 PM
Where is this shop and do they have any 62cm's??
I'm real close to pulling the trigger on a '01 USPS bike...CARBON110
Oct 16, 2002 1:34 PM
Fastrackbicycles is in Cali, and racycles is in NY....... call them for an invntory check.
re: Deals on TREK 5200,5500,5900???? Mail Order??duckstrap
Oct 16, 2002 8:51 PM
I bought an '01 5200 from Rider's Cycles in Vancouver around Christmas last year (<$2k, US). They were very easy to deal with and the bike's great.

http://www.riders.bc.ca