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Old 6th February 2015, 14:11   #2266
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Planning to buy a 4 yrs old Trek 3 from a friend - what is a fair value that I should be paying for this bicycle.
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Planning to buy a 4 yrs old Trek 3 from a friend - what is a fair value that I should be paying for this bicycle.

Depends.

Short answer : about 55-70% of the price of what he paid for it. Not the current MRP.

Long answer : Check if the bike size suits you. See if you are comfortable riding it, and not for short rides around the society, but longer rides.
Then get the bike checked at a good cycle shop. Or atleast by someone who does a lot of cycling and can give feedback on the condition of the components.
And based on that make the decision on the price. If he is your friend he should be fine with the above approach.
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Here is my new Giant Cypress. Beautiful 700c city bike.
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A kind relative thought that even though I'm into cycling- I might not have a cyclometer.

Pronto- An American spec CatEye Velo 7 was dispatched to Pune. Imagine the persons shock- when he saw that I was using the very same meter, since early 2014.

So- now I've got two of 'em. Let's see now- Perhaps I might buy another bike and use the newer one. Or perhaps I'll cannibalize the newer one- for parts for the older one- in case anything goes wrong, such as the batteries, et cetera.

Or I *might* give it away. If any of you needs a functioning cyclometer- quote this post of mine, and stake a claim.

If your luck is good- I *might* just consider.

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Depends.

Short answer : about 55-70% of the price of what he paid for it. Not the current MRP.

Finally closed the deal at 10K. Thanks for your inputs.
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If your luck is good- I *might* just consider. :.
I hope it's my lucky day will you be willing to give it to me, please?
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I hope it's my lucky day will you be willing to give it to me, please?
Ah! I'm considering. . That said- my neighbour just bought a Cannondale- and I'll spend a couple weekends helping him to set it up. If a meter is required- I might give it to him. I myself , shall be buying another bike in the April/May timeframe (A 50:50 chance) If nothing else- you're the first in line. So- please drop a PM on your address in Bombay- as and when I shall ask. And the cycle you ride..BTW? Thanks!
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Ah, no hassles then. Neighbors first . I ride a trek 3700.
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Ah, no hassles then. Neighbors first . I ride a trek 3700.
The moment I find zero potential useage for it- It'll be duly couriered to you!
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Last Sunday, successfully completed my first 200km Brevet in Coimbatore. The route was Coimbatore - Annur - Avinashi - Perundurai - Kangeyam - Palladam - Coimbatore. Finished a total of 212km in about 13:15 hours, with a ride time of 10:15 hours. 31 people started and 15 finished - I being the last.
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Hey, Hearty congratulation for completing the 200 Km ride. I was wondering what did you use to keep track of the heart rate, cadence and the speed.

I have Sigma 12.12, which will only track speed. The one which do all the above from Sigma is super expensive, Sigma Rox 6.0. Could you please tell me which one you are using.
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I was in Netherlands and had used Bicycle there with internal gear hubs and quite liked it. The Cycle was nothing to crow about, the usual Dutch cycle. Since I returned back to India, have been looking for such a cycle, a steel frame with internal gear hub. This search is on since a couple of years and I have been unsuccessful till now.

Can anyone of you direct me to brand/model which is being sold with such a combination?

PS: I have recently shifted to Hyderabad, and any pointer to shop having this would be great. I have been to Track & Trail (Begumpet road) and Decathlon.
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Hey, Hearty congratulation for completing the 200 Km ride. I was wondering what did you use to keep track of the heart rate, cadence and the speed.

I have Sigma 12.12, which will only track speed. The one which do all the above from Sigma is super expensive, Sigma Rox 6.0. Could you please tell me which one you are using.
Hi, Thank you for the kind words.

I use a Garmin Edge 500 GPS computer that comes bundled with a heart rate monitor and speed cadence sensor. It cost me $300 about a year back. You can also use GPS watches like Garmin Forerunner 310XT that come bundled with speed/cadence and heart rate monitor.

Unfortunately, accessorizing the bike is definitely an expensive affair and is like quick sand. I have already spent more money on accessories than the cost of my bike and still counting
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I was in Netherlands and had used Bicycle there with internal gear hubs and quite liked it. The Cycle was nothing to crow about, the usual Dutch cycle. Since I returned back to India, have been looking for such a cycle, a steel frame with internal gear hub. This search is on since a couple of years and I have been unsuccessful till now.

Can anyone of you direct me to brand/model which is being sold with such a combination?

PS: I have recently shifted to Hyderabad, and any pointer to shop having this would be great. I have been to Track & Trail (Begumpet road) and Decathlon.
You can speak to hyd dealers list here:
http://www.bikeszone.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1608

Also speak to suresh kumar from chennai or venkat (wheelsports), blr.
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Hi, Thank you for the kind words.

I use a Garmin Edge 500 GPS computer that comes bundled with a heart rate monitor and speed cadence sensor. It cost me $300 about a year back. You can also use GPS watches like Garmin Forerunner 310XT that come bundled with speed/cadence and heart rate monitor.

Unfortunately, accessorizing the bike is definitely an expensive affair and is like quick sand. I have already spent more money on accessories than the cost of my bike and still counting
Thank you, but these are super expensive as you told. I found Sigma Rox 5.0 for 6000 INR. Which keep track of cadence, speed and heart rate. But you need to buy the docking station and software separately. Which when I checked is coming around 2000 INR.
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Unfortunately, accessorizing the bike is definitely an expensive affair and is like quick sand.
EDIT: Ordered Sigma Rox 5.0, Btw I paid 36K Inr for the bike, 300$ is almost half the price of my bike. Now I get what you meant by quick sand, so far I have spend 20K Inr for accessories.

Sorry for back to back posts, 30 minutes edit time got expired.

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