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  1. #1
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    Trek 930 on craigslist for $150 - should I bite?

    Found this on craigslist - owner says it's in great working condition - is it worth it?

    I'm 6'0" 160lb, so I would like a 19-20" frame but this one is 17.5" - need a bike and I'm on a very low budget - what should I Do?

    From the pics the frame and shifters look good, but the cassette and rings appear a bit rusty. If it's not worth $150, what should I offer for it?

    I ride a good mix of trails, some single track, some free ride/aggressive, and I'm looking for a bike that can handle it. My budget is $200-250 so I've been looking for something used.
    Last edited by buppus; 08-09-2011 at 04:20 PM.

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    You need a 19.5" frame for your height on the Trek 930...I'm the same height and had a 970 for several years.

    Regarding the bike, the fork is total garbage but it is a great True Temper steel frame and a solid ride if you can find one in your size.

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    I see, so the smaller frame would be a bad idea?

    Any suggestions on what to look out for on my budget?

  4. #4
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    As mtnbiker said, frame size. If the frame does not fit you will hate riding the darn thing. If you find the right frame size on CL, look at the components for wear. I picked up a 930 this year and ended replacing most of the components (taken off another CL bike).

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