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Do I jump on this...(10 posts)

Do I jump on this...jtkirk15
May 12, 2003 5:11 PM
if it fits me properly? A 2002 Trek 5200 Postal. Less than 500 miles. Full Ultegra. New Bontrager Aero wheels. $1200.

Is this too good to pass up? I haven't seen it or ridden it yet (so of course everything depends on that), but what types of things should I look for? Is this a good deal? Thanks.
not a super deal.the bull
May 12, 2003 5:29 PM
OK I guess they sell new for about $2,000.At lest thats what my LBS will sell me one for -not really a super deal.
A used bike is just that-used!
not a super deal.slide13
May 12, 2003 7:50 PM
Actually retail on that bike is about $2800, and they are comonly sold for about $2500. I havn't seen any shops selling them for $2000 unless it is an older model or some other special circumstance.
Sorry!the bull
May 13, 2003 3:38 AM
I was thinking what I could get one for!
There is one in the shop right now that anyone could walk in of the street and ride away for $2200.I get better deals but still was not thinking about what most people are paying for stuff.
Never said it was a bad deal.
Not a super deal! At lest not for me.
I rember my first real road bike was a super deal!
Steel 1989 Bottechia all Campy 4 years old less then 300 miles with silca track pump for $200! Thats a super deal!
I'd say yes!mosovich
May 12, 2003 5:36 PM
If the bike fits you and such, why not? The new ones actually sell for more like $2400, not $2000. I'd say it'd definatly a deal. The frames alone sell for $1500 now, and your getting a complete bike!
re: Do I jump on this...dtufts
May 12, 2003 7:45 PM
sounds like a great deal. See the prior thread about lazywriter's deal on a build for one of these. All the LBSs in this town sell them for 2499 (2529 w/ triple).
Yep, that is a very good deal, mine is aLazywriter
May 12, 2003 8:11 PM
brand new 2001 white postal (the one I wanted) frame, fork and headset for $995. This was new in the box with warranty card though. If that bike is your size and has that little mileage, I would get it. Not that it matters to all, but you have to remember that this is a Tour De France caliber frame. I have a Litespeed Vortex which is a TDF frame for many many years and I could have gotten 4 of these Treks for the price of 1 Vortex frame/fork.
You cannot touch another frame of that caliber for anywhere near that. Ultegra is a great gruppo to boot. So the complete bike is a bargain. $1200 for the frame, fork and headset wouldn't be totally unreasonable, but the whole bike is a steal. Here is another shot of mine (shameless hugh?)
Lazy...mine has a black seatpost collar and...jtferraro
May 12, 2003 8:30 PM
a black Cane Creek S2 headset. Did yours come w/the same headset?

Lazy...mine has a black seatpost collar and...Lazywriter
May 12, 2003 8:51 PM
No, mine is the CC S6 headset which doesn't seem to be as available as the S2. It is more expensive than the S2 which surprised me a bit as I usually see the S2 on these bikes. Not complaining. It is $30 more and 10 grams lighter and uses a little better bearing (stainless rather than steel grade). I have the IS-6 on my Vortex which is the integrated version. I am happy I got the silver seat clamp as it blends with the silver seatposts I use. I am gonna swap out this American Classic with my Dura Ace seatpost.
That's cool...jtferraro
May 13, 2003 6:14 AM
Is your CC S6 headset black, or silver like your seatpost collar? I guess I'm happy to have the black seatpost collar, as I have a black Thomson Elite post. I was considering the DA but realized the Thomson was a bit shorter in length, and a tad lighter...and they have a great rep. I like the DA one, though, as it adds to the "USPS'ness" of the bike. ;-)