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    Trek 660 with Modolo and Mistral

    Today I found a trek on CL said it was a 650 in the add, for $200. Went over took a look at it and it turns out its a 660, unsure of the year. When I go there I saw that it had modolo speedy calipers, and a mistral crank, sante fd, suntour superbe pedals, and the pump. I don't know alot about these the modolo or mistrial but they looked to be high quality, just by the detail and design of them. Got it for $170, will probly end up parting out those then building it up with different components. Worth it? Anyone able to appraise these parts? Ebay prices are nice to look at but a lot of the time they aren't very accurate.




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    nice looking bike. the Modolos are nice brakes but I am not a big fan of them. the Ofmega Mistral bits are interesting. I really like the detail on those frames.
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    Going by the catalog at the Vintage Trek site, it's a 1985. Full 531cs, looks all original except the fd and pedals. Nice find.

    http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/t...TrekRacing.pdf

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    There is a lot of scratches and missing paint and the brake levers are 105, which is what led me to thinking I would make more selling it in parts. What do you think?
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    If your goal is to make money, parting out is probable the way to go.

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    Any idea on a price for the bike as a whole?

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    The market is much softer in Fresno then SoCal. After cleaning, service and replacing the consumables, there would be little room for profit here. I don't know what it's worth there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
    the Modolos are nice brakes but I am not a big fan of them. the Ofmega Mistral bits are interesting.
    Those particular Modolos are pretty near the bottom of the range, don't stop particularly well, and don't get much money on ebay.

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    Around here, clean it up really well, remove all of the extras, new bar tape, cables, grease, might be able to squeeze $250 out of it. Would have to be careful on your spending to manage a decent profit.

    Part outs do better when the components are more upscale.

    In hotter markets, might get $300 out of it all shined up and road ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picchio Special View Post
    Those particular Modolos are pretty near the bottom of the range, don't stop particularly well, and don't get much money on ebay.
    I think the biggest problem was those Cinder pads. I replace the pads on the Start brakes on my Trofeo and they seem to stop OK, but I do have a set of Veloce Monoplanor brakes held in reserve just in case I really get to hating them

    it too bad that bike is not a 59 or 60, there are so many neat things I like about it. was this Treks attempt to make a low cost Italian bike?
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    You did OK for $170 (Of course it would have been even better if it had the original Campy crank).

    Anyway, it appears to be an '84/5 model 660, and the combination of tight geometry with a Reynolds 531 frame makes it a very nimble but smooth riding bike.

    I have nothing against Modolo brakes in general, but I do NOT like Modolo START brakes in particular! They are like cheese fondue. Even with Koolstops ($30 with S&H) they are mediocre. Better to replace them.

    The rear is probably still the dreaded Helicomatic. - If it's in good shape, I suggest you buy a tool for it and maintain it, because it will cost you a lot for a wheel that rides as well. (My Trek 660 was "upgraded" to Shimano 105 by the PO, but it's no smoother than my helico-bike.)

    Anyway - congrats on your 660. The Trek 660 has a following of sorts - and since I acquired mine, I am a fan too.
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    Nice. I had a slightly newer 660 for a few years. It was an 88 or 89. Nice bike in pretty good condition. I sold it for around $300 - $400 last year. I would just ride it.

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    The 1984 had better components, Campy NR derailleurs, shift levers, and crank. Unfortunately, Trek lowered the component mix quite a bit in 1985. 1984 did have Modolo Speedy brakes as well, and both years came with the less than inspiring Helicomatic rear hubs.

    By the late 1980s, the 660 was a full Ultegra equipped bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    You did OK for $170 (Of course it would have been even better if it had the original Campy crank).

    Anyway, it appears to be an '84/5 model 660, and the combination of tight geometry with a Reynolds 531 frame makes it a very nimble but smooth riding bike.

    I have nothing against Modolo brakes in general, but I do NOT like Modolo START brakes in particular! They are like cheese fondue. Even with Koolstops ($30 with S&H) they are mediocre. Better to replace them.

    The rear is probably still the dreaded Helicomatic. - If it's in good shape, I suggest you buy a tool for it and maintain it, because it will cost you a lot for a wheel that rides as well. (My Trek 660 was "upgraded" to Shimano 105 by the PO, but it's no smoother than my helico-bike.)

    Anyway - congrats on your 660. The Trek 660 has a following of sorts - and since I acquired mine, I am a fan too.
    The back BD is Ofmega mistral the band isn't very visible though Just recently I bought a 60cm schwinn circuit for 150 which I love, no issues just a little dusty. Unfortunately this trek is a 55cm, was planning on flipping it, not for a major profit but more experience with different bikes. I am still leaning toward parting it, just because there are so many scratches, it really needs a new paint job. The head badge is flawless though so I am hoping that this and being full reynolds will help sell it.

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