Trek MT 220

Discussion in 'BIKE I.D. & VALUATION QUESTIONS' started by Psychographic, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Psychographic

    Psychographic

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Messages:
    175
    I was asked to help build a rotating thingamabob for drying glaze on mugs using gears from a bike. I was given a Trek MT220 to steal the gears from. So I decided to keep the bike and use a freewheel from a cheap Walmart bike. The Trek will probably clean up well and everything on it works fine. It's way too small for me as is and thought I might make a muscle bike out of it. Unfortunately I can't find any info on it, is it a desirable bike? I could trade it with a local used bike shop near me, find a kid who needs a bike (although i don't know anyone who has kids young enough for it), or join the MBBO.

    What would you do with it?
     
  2. MattiThundrrr

    MattiThundrrr

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2019
    Messages:
    690
    Location:
    America's Friendly Hat
    That's a decent little bike. However, if it's the girl's model from 05-07, you might want to look into a recall. Apparently, not welded properly, unsafe to ride. If it is a recall bike, there is no gusset on the downtube at the steering tube. Gusset? It's all good! That being said, if it was a boy's frame, I'd keep it, I got a little guy just about ready for that size. If you don't have anybody coming up, I'd say donate or sell, and earn feel-good points. Or build something cool, then donate! Winner winner chicken dinner!
     
    Psychographic likes this.
  3. Psychographic

    Psychographic

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2019
    Messages:
    175
    It's a boys bike. I think the parts I could steal off it are worth more than I could sell or trade it for. It's an aluminum frame, so it has to stay stock, that leaves bolt on stuff.
     
  4. RustySprockets

    RustySprockets

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    1,308
    They're decent little bikes for youths, especially those transitioning to a multi-speed bike and lever brakes. That said, it isn't collectable and I doubt it ever will be.
     
    Psychographic likes this.

Share This Page