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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 5:04 am    Post subject: Now this is a good deal - VW Trek Bike Reply with quote

you think $yncros are expensive

check this out
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=588890
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bike is worth about $50. tops on Craigslist

Here's the ad in case it disappears or in the unlikely event it gets sold:

VW Trek Bike- Collectors item Price: 3K/offers
1997? Trek mountain bike. Special limited edition for VW. I am second owner, i rescued her from original who was riding it!! was riden twice and then i stepped in and cleaned it up and put in storage. Bike is in mint cond. has all decals and not a scratch. has all original parts, down to the reflectors and Continental tires that were used to match the tires that came on the Trek edition Jetta. Also the grips have the VW emblem on them. this is for the serious VW collector that must have it all! this is a RARE find.This is like finding a mint split window in your grandmothers garage! In all my years as a Volkswagen junkie , i have only seen 1 other at a VW car show 3 years ago, and was bought for $4,700.00!
I hate to sell it. I am only selling it to put a Volkswagen in my driveway!! Will ship at your cost.

(Wow, 3 grand and "will ship at your cost"?!)


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For 3 grand, can't I get a bike made in Germany?

I wonder what the pop-top version goes for.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could just buy a crappy trek MTN bike for $25 have it painted at a body shop, and get some stickers made up for another $200 or so and save almost $2800. the dirty little secret of "special edition" bikes is that the manufacturer has no way of knowing which ones are legit, and which arent (no special serial numbers!!!). So they're not really worth anymore that the standard bike. in this case $100-200 TOPS!
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does it come with a Jetta?
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WhiteTrash wrote:
Does it come with a Jetta?


No, that would actually hurt it's value!!





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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i rescued her from original who was riding it!!

Heaven forbid someone actually ride a bike..
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even Gowesty would be embarassed to ask that!
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this qualify for an abuse report? Those bikes can't seriously be considered collector's items? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one that I bought from a friend back in 1996 when he bought the jetta trek.


WOW I had no Idea it was worth so much. I will list mine for 3000.00 just so that I can undersell him BWAHAHAHAHAHA


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow. That bike is worth 200 bucks maybe. A VW Vortex collector may pay a little more. I wonder how much the Jetta factory roof rack is worth??? Now maybe in another 20 years it may be worth something.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have the same bike. I'll sell mine for $3,000 AND throw in the bike rack that came with it for FREE!
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JPrato wrote:
I have the same bike. I'll sell mine for $3,000 AND throw in the bike rack that came with it for FREE!



See now you are trying to undersell me..... DANG man I dont have the bike rack to go with it...


But to whoever is interested.... I'll have new tires and a tune up on the bike for you... HAHAHAHA
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah, but it's got twist grips. I HATE twist grips. Oh well....
Besides, I've already got a maverick ml8 that only cost about half that thing.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

but what 's the original Mileage?
can I put a subaru or bostig conversion in it?
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol, 99% chance that bike was made in the Peoples Republic of China, or Taiwan....

tencentlife wrote:
For 3 grand, can't I get a bike made in Germany?

I wonder what the pop-top version goes for.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

grip shift sucks

I spent half of that and got a way better bike...keep your old treck
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come on, for $3000.00 youd think the seller would ship it anywhere for free. Would shipping it really cut into the profit margin that much.
Heck, you could put it on a Greyhound bus and have it shipped anywhere in the USofA for a few bucks. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote"Bike is in mint cond. has all decals and not a scratch."quote]

The VW logo on the front headset is 1/2 rubbed off...I guess it came that way...
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keithwwalker wrote:
lol, 99% chance that bike was made in the Peoples Republic of China, or Taiwan....

tencentlife wrote:
For 3 grand, can't I get a bike made in Germany?

I wonder what the pop-top version goes for.


Actually I was amazed by the "made in USA" decal clearly visible in the last photo.

So, it's got that going for it. Still not worth 3 grand tho.
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