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      TCL: Help me find a Jetta Trek Bicycle

      My family has 2 of these, but there's occasionally more than two of us who ride bikes. There were 3 colors. Purple, Blue and Black I'd like to stay at $300 and below, but condition is key! I live in 44125 but am in 18426 about twice a month.

      Seat and Handlebars must be the original VW ones.


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      Just buy a Trek 850 and put a Jetta sticker on it
      I now have an InstaGram: emmettlodge

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      Quote Originally Posted by GoHomePossum View Post
      Just buy a Trek 850 and put a Jetta sticker on it
      The seat was stitched with a sweet VW design and the handlebar grips were VW logos. I also have the original Trek racks. The addiction is real.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      The seat was stitched with a sweet VW design and the handlebar grips were VW logos. I also have the original Trek racks. The addiction is real.
      I had a Jetta Trek 2.0, I didn't have the bike sbut the car came with the roof bike rack...I threw it away
      I now have an InstaGram: emmettlodge

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      The seat was stitched with a sweet VW design and the handlebar grips were VW logos. I also have the original Trek racks. The addiction is real.
      I have nothing to add other then VW should still offer this package.


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      Those bikes sucked when they were new...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Those bikes sucked when they were new...
      OP owns 3 Volkswagens. It's obviously not about whether the bikes are good or not.
      I now have an InstaGram: emmettlodge

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      i've been trying to find a couple too.

      i've been eyeing this thing, but man is it overpriced.

      1+3+3=7

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      Quote Originally Posted by GoHomePossum View Post
      OP owns 3 Volkswagens. It's obviously not about whether the bikes are good or not.
      Call it sentimental, one was my second bike. I've logged over 5000 miles on the one, my dad has about 3000 on the other, and earned my Eagle Scout cycling badge with it. Plus they look cool. Lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by jreed1337 View Post
      i've been trying to find a couple too.

      i've been eyeing this thing, but man is it overpriced.

      They actually ride really nice, but agreed. $400 is a bit much for a run of the mill bike with branding. Who knows I may end up with one if I don't find a Trek lol.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      They actually ride really nice, but agreed. $400 is a bit much for a run of the mill bike with branding. Who knows I may end up with one if I don't find a Trek lol.
      i've found them for 330 with free shipping. still cheaper than the 500ish the Trek bikes seem to go for on Ebay and the like. wouldn't be awful with crank/pedal and brake upgrade, but still a lot of money to spend on branding stickers.
      1+3+3=7

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      I know where one is.......But I got into an argument on price with the original owner 2 years ago. Sheez. His wife wanted $400 for it.

      Bite me.
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      Quote Originally Posted by 1 can 'rado View Post
      I know where one is.......But I got into an argument on price with the original owner 2 years ago. Sheez. His wife wanted $400 for it.

      Bite me.
      We paid $50 a piece for our two in 97. They car was totaled out and he sold us the racks plus both bikes for $150. I personally love them.

      I missed out on a pair of them a couple years ago down by Dayton for $200.

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      I had one up until I taco'd the front wheel. My brother eventualky ended up with it but has since been scrapped a few years later.

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      The Trek edition VWs were the most sensible thing VW ever did.
      Here is your new VW, and here is your definitely needed backup transportation.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Those bikes sucked when they were new...
      Meh, not really... the first ones were steel 930 frames with mostly 850 parts... the later ones were the aluminum model and rode much harsher than the steel frames (surprise). I had an early steel bike in Ice Inkwell Blue and it was a completely solid entry-level "proper" mountain bike for the time period, with Alivio and STX parts.

      Keep in mind that was, what, 1996? 1997? ****'s changed a lot in 20 years
      · ·we're only gonna die for our own arrogance that's why we might as well take our time...
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      Quote Originally Posted by VR6ix View Post
      Meh, not really... the first ones were steel 930 frames with mostly 850 parts... the later ones were the aluminum model and rode much harsher than the steel frames (surprise). I had an early steel bike in Ice Inkwell Blue and it was a completely solid entry-level "proper" mountain bike for the time period, with Alivio and STX parts.

      Keep in mind that was, what, 1996? 1997? ****'s changed a lot in 20 years
      I think the big ride difference was that front fork. The Blue one had one made out of the same material as the frame. The purple one had some chrome-alloy fork that sucked when you hit a rock or pothole. The frame itself is awesome. I'd prefer another blue one for said reason. I ride mainly old railbeds or metropark trails.

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      That's a Chinese pile of trash with a VW sticker on it. Never knew that existed!

      If you want vintage cachet, you need a Porsche Bike FS Evolution



      Quote Originally Posted by jreed1337 View Post
      i've been trying to find a couple too.

      i've been eyeing this thing, but man is it overpriced.

      · ·we're only gonna die for our own arrogance that's why we might as well take our time...
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      · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to Ø

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      I think the big ride difference was that front fork. The Blue one had one made out of the same material as the frame. The purple one had some chrome-alloy fork that sucked when you hit a rock or pothole. The frame itself is awesome. I'd prefer another blue one for said reason. I ride mainly old railbeds or metropark trails.
      I loved the smooth ride of my steel bike. You're digging up old memories for me! As a teen I cut my teeth on that thing learning how to ride some tough trails.

      Don't know if the popular MTB forums will be much help. PinkBike, VitalMTB... might have better luck on MTBR.com ... those, and doing searches all over eBay and Craigslist is all I can think of. Hope you find what you want
      · ·we're only gonna die for our own arrogance that's why we might as well take our time...
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      · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to Ø

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      Quote Originally Posted by VR6ix View Post
      That's a Chinese pile of trash with a VW sticker on it. Never knew that existed!

      If you want vintage cachet, you need a Porsche Bike FS Evolution
      Woah that's a sweet bike! Would look awesome next to a yellowbird lol

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      I think FranMKV78 had one. Can't remember what color it was though.

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      TCL: Help me find a Jetta Trek Bicycle

      Since we are taking Blades money...how about these?



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      Quote Originally Posted by VR6ix View Post
      Meh, not really... the first ones were steel 930 frames with mostly 850 parts... the later ones were the aluminum model and rode much harsher than the steel frames (surprise). I had an early steel bike in Ice Inkwell Blue and it was a completely solid entry-level "proper" mountain bike for the time period, with Alivio and STX parts.

      Keep in mind that was, what, 1996? 1997? ****'s changed a lot in 20 years
      Even then they were one of Trek's cheaper MTB frames, welded in Taiwan despite being advertised as made in the USA. You had to spend a couple bucks more to get a quality welded in Wisconsin steel frame. I found that out the hard way, I broke a weld on the rear triangle and my LBS guy told me that they had recently started building lower end frames in Taiwan. Trek upgraded my frame to a much nicer steel frame that was made in WI. The difference in quality was easily discernable at the time.
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      Quote Originally Posted by GoHomePossum View Post
      OP owns 3 Volkswagens. It's obviously not about whether the bikes are good or not.


      ..actually it's about blood doping.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Blade3562 View Post
      The seat was stitched with a sweet VW design and the handlebar grips were VW logos. I also have the original Trek racks. The addiction is real.
      I can assure you the cycling community is laughing at you.
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