Hi everyone - apologies for jumping straight in on this thread with a first post but hope you can help me with a dilemma about my bike.
Haven't ridden now for several years and she's been sat in the shed which seems awfully sad for what was my pride and joy. Thanks to a chap at work who pointed me at this site I have been trawling the pages with a nostalgic smile of days past when I could name every component. What a brilliant place. Old bikes never die......
So with this in mind should I be thinking of selling my Trek Y33 ? If its not worth much these days then I'll keep it but now my idea of a bike ride is along a flat trail keeping up with my 5 year old ! I was looking at getting a hybrid like a Specialised Crossroads or something similar so if my Trek is worth similar money then it would be up for sale (or swap).
So here goes.
Trek Y33 from 1996 - original Strata Shock replaced with O2 air/oil 2009 and rear triangle bearing/bushes replaced at same time
Pace RC36 Evo (Pro Class?) forks
mostly XT groupset V-brake etc , XTR rear mech, LX chainset
Hope Titanium hubs, Mavic rims X517 (front is Ceramic), Richey WCS kevlar tyres
X-lite titanium handlebar, Control Stix bar ends, Onza grips, Bontrager stem
Control Tech seatpost, Flite saddle has been replaced in 2009 with a more padded titanium rail saddle which I can't remeber the name of !
GoreTex Ride-On cables
Thats about it ? The whole bike is very light ~ 25lbs and was used for recreational cross country riding never raced - I was too slow ! - and still rides beautifully today, everything is in perfect working order.
I really have no idea what value it is as early Y series bikes seem pretty rare and those I have seen are standard so I would greatly appreciate some wisdom.
Split here up, it's the easiest way, takes more packaging though and a bit more time.
Chances are the buyer would only do that anyway.
Other than that, but old bike complete don't really seem to sell for as much as their complete package. £250 ? As most buyers would go, cannot guarantee condition of parts. Wheels are xx, forks are xx, mechs are xx. chainset is not a lot. setpost if xx etc..
Is the frame now free for me ? Sort of thing.