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    $1100 too much for a 2003 Trek 5200?

    Has about 10k miles, but never wrecked and pristine. My current bike is a 2010 Trek 1.2 and I really want to get into something with some more durable components (This has full Ultegra). I just get frustrated with the constant adjustments the Sora components require after a heavy week. Not to mention I'd love to get into carbon (ive been itching since I used my brother in law's Cervelo on my last tri down in Austin).

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    It sounds high to me, but I'd need to see the entire parts spec first.

    If your 1.2 fits, then why don't you buy a take off Ultegra group and swap it for the Sora. Should be a lot less than $1100.

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    I'm not claiming to know much about used bike pricing but I think it's way way to high. Ultegra of 8 years ago with 10k miles on it certainly isn't anything special and used carbon is a big risk. I'm not a carbon phobe and it's not the miles or the years per se that would trouble me.....it's the possibility that it's been damaged but you won't be able to see the damage until it goes.

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    My 2 cents - yes, that's too high. In 2009, I bought a second-hand 2005 Madone 5.2 with full ultegra, a complete extra wheelset, wheel bag, computer, seat bag, and other small accessories, for $1500. That bike only had 200 miles on it. That was a 4 year old all-carbon bike with a lot of extras and only 200 miles for $1500.

    In my opinion, an 8 or 9 year old bike with 10,000 miles is not worth $1,100 unless it has some collector value.

    You should be able to find a 1 or 2 year old 105 equipped used bike with less miles, and certainly less wear and tear, for equivalent money.

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    I agree, plus an 03 5200 is going to be running Ultegra 9 speed.... not 10 speed. Parts are growing scarce for that drivetrain and the ones that are available as NOS cost nearly as much as a 10 speed Ultegra part. I saw an 03 Trek 5500 (the Dura Ace model) for $1000 on craigslist three months ago. For $1100, you can buy a newer 5200 ('06 was the first year for Ultegra 10 I believe ). I believe the 5200 name was phased out after '06. It was replaced with the Madone 5.2 in '07.

    Correction: The 5500 on C-list was an 04 that I saw. Not an 03.

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    Too high, bikes have come so far since then. Unless it has a more modern groupo, it is overpriced.

    You're paying for the trek name and an iconic model.

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    as a point of reference, my Old '08 tarmac s-works tarmac sl with full dura-ace went for $1200 (granted the chainstay had some chips out of it), but $1100 for that bike seems over double what its worth.

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    Way, way too high. There isn't a Trek anything from 2003 that's worth $1100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leeDuvy View Post
    Has about 10k miles, but never wrecked and pristine. My current bike is a 2010 Trek 1.2 and I really want to get into something with some more durable components (This has full Ultegra). I just get frustrated with the constant adjustments the Sora components require after a heavy week. Not to mention I'd love to get into carbon (ive been itching since I used my brother in law's Cervelo on my last tri down in Austin).
    I sold an '04 Trek 5200 in '05 for $1600. By today's standards the 5200 is a bit of a dinosaur.( just my honest opinion having lived with it for about a year) You'd be far better off putting $1100 toward a new ride. As others have said....about $500-$600 tops unless it were NOS still in the shipping box.

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    He hasn't been back. I'm thinking he already bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leeDuvy View Post
    Has about 10k miles, but never wrecked and pristine. My current bike is a 2010 Trek 1.2 and I really want to get into something with some more durable components (This has full Ultegra). I just get frustrated with the constant adjustments the Sora components require after a heavy week. Not to mention I'd love to get into carbon (ive been itching since I used my brother in law's Cervelo on my last tri down in Austin).
    Addressing the other points of failed logic in this post...

    Sora shouldn't be going out of adjustment all the time. Either you're fiddling with the parts yourself, your mechanic is incompetent, or there's a black hole inside your frame that is pulling everything out of adjustment. It isn't the Sora.

    Newer Cervelo =/= 8 year old Trek.

    8 years is a long time in the carbon world. There have been a LOT of improvements.

    8 year old Ultegra isn't any more durable than 2010 Sora. And the Sora isn't already half-worn out.

    At $1100, you're only $500 away from a brand new Raleigh (or other brand) aluminum-framed bike with Ultegra. Or, $900 away from an entry-level carbon bike with Tiagra/105.

    Or you could just buy a new group for your Trek.
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