Used or Not Trek 1.2

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  1. NavyFlyGuy

    NavyFlyGuy New Member

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    I am just getting into biking again after many years out. I found a Trek 1.2 (2010) model that is in great shape (He did put 4k miles on it in past 10 months but has changed chain and rear cassete). It's black... which I want. If I get the 2011 model it's white... don't like white. To get another black bike I would have to get a 1.5 for about 1k. I can get this bike for 500 bucks.
    Would the 500 be worth it or do I pony up and get the 1.5 for double the price?

    Appreciate any voices of experience.
     
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  2. CalicoCat

    CalicoCat Member

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    Does the 2010 fit? If it does, then great, if it doesn't, then you will never be happy with it. . . .almost fitting is not good enough :)
     
  3. NavyFlyGuy

    NavyFlyGuy New Member

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    It's a good fit and a good bike. I just didn't know if the miles he put on was too much wear and tear and would hurt the bikes performance.
     
  4. OldGoat

    OldGoat New Member

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    4k miles is nothing really, though certainly a good idea to replace chain & cassette. New tires (at least in the rear) may be in order as well. Bike should be fine if no obvious flaws. You may want to invest in a tune-up at your LBS after purchase (or even before, if you'd like to pay for their opinion as to condition.)
     
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    If it fits you well and you like the way it feels when you ride it, then I say grab that puppy.


    4k miles with new chain and cassette is like brand new but for less than half the price. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/icon14.gif
     
  6. frankiemuniz01

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    The group is separating which makes it insanely more difficult to draft. coming thought the final turn, I stood up and laid in the acceleration, sprinting. One guy next to me was doing the same, and he was just a hair faster than I, but he couldn't hold it for the duration and I edged out in front. I passed two other riders who had were not sprinting. It doesn't really mean anything since I am no where near the top 20 among this 105 riders present. Yeah, there was quite the turnout for the first race of the season. End result, I am happy with my performance today. And as I said earlier, I still have all my skin.
     
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