DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: The NC Mountains
Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue, 87 Cimarron, 14 frame school custom, 73 Paramount
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Stamped drop outs, claw derailleur hanger, Shimano Tourney derailleur, steel crankset, steel rigida rims = entry level bike. Downtube shifters and quick release hubs front and rear are a plus.
For dating the bike, just look up the component codes on either of the derailleurs or the crank arms at the vintage trek site.