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Found a Trek 1400 on Craigslist. Asking price is $440. Bike is white, so i can't pin down the year, but probably late 1990's. Upgraded drivetrain to Shinamo 105. What should I offer. Link attached.

http://washingtondc.craigslist.org/nva/bik/1894588304.html

Need help fast. Going to look at the bike tomorrow. Taking my bike stand and tools. Present owner says there may be a RD problem.
 

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The seller said that someone came out and test rode the bike, passed on it because of a shifting problem in the higher gears. I'm thinking adjustment. If it has a bent hanger, that is something fixable. I'll take my bike stand and tools with me, try to adjust the
RD, and if unsuccessful, lowball the seller. Don't want to screw him, but don't want to screw me.

I have an old Cannondale that I love. Looking for another bike to work/learn on. I'm thinking $300 max for the Trek.

Thanks for the response. This forum is great, as are the people participating.
 

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Looked at the bike, road it around for about 1/2 hour. Looks to be in pristine shape. Hanging in a garage for the last 10 years. Not a mark on the frame.

Offered $200 and he said yes.

Has this uncomfortable Deore shifting system. Thumb tabs on the top bars. my bike shop guy said if I could find a 7 gear STI shifting system to go that route.

Anyway, it's in the garage awaiting upgrades. I'll post a pic when I get it finished.

Two bikes and counting.
 
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