Anyone looking to buy a bike?

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Dec 16, 2020 2:32 PM

I'm selling my near brand new hybrid Trek FX5. Size L. I need to get rid of it ASAP due to space issues. 

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/hybrid-bikes/fitness-bikes/fx/fx-sport-5/p/28840/

Paid over 2k including tax in August. Less than 400 miles. Price is negotiable, but I'm not willing to take a huge hit. You cover shipping, I'll deal with the box+packing. 


It's a badass bike, perfect for older folks. Very light and comfortable (carbon frame)


I thought I'd offer here before I hit the hell that is Craigslist, FB Marketplace etc. 


Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Dec 16, 2020 3:01 PM

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 24 reps Joined Oct 2010
Wed, Dec 16, 2020 5:00 PM

Sounds like a regretted pandemic purchase.  I bought a Trek bike around that time as well.  It was a mountain bike (starter level).  I then tried mountain biking for the first time at age 50.  I went twice and practically killed myself both times - with scars to prove it.  I paid $680 and sold it for $500 to get it the hell away from me.  I threw in the brand new helmet for free.  


A horrible purchase on my part, but it was a better midlife crisis purchase than a Corvette or something.  

Automatik Senior Member
15,737 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Wed, Dec 16, 2020 8:10 PM

Shoulda went with the Vette lol. 

I only regret buying a hybrid. I didn't think I wanted drop bars, I was very wrong.

I just ordered a road bike today that I've been trying to find for weeks. I simply don't have the space for two bikes. The Trek is currently on the wall in my foyer. If I tried to hang another in the apartment my gf would murder me. 

Bike demand is still pretty high and should shoot up more when spring comes. If it was April I could probably sell this in a day.

Dr Winston O'Boogie Senior Member
3,345 posts 24 reps Joined Oct 2010
Thu, Dec 17, 2020 9:43 AM
posted by Automatik

Shoulda went with the Vette lol. 

I only regret buying a hybrid. I didn't think I wanted drop bars, I was very wrong.

I just ordered a road bike today that I've been trying to find for weeks. I simply don't have the space for two bikes. The Trek is currently on the wall in my foyer. If I tried to hang another in the apartment my gf would murder me. 

Bike demand is still pretty high and should shoot up more when spring comes. If it was April I could probably sell this in a day.

I'm sure you'll get what you want for it.  If I recall, you're in NYC, so I would guess you could recover your investment quickly because there are probably thousands of new COVID bike riders all around you.

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