I just got this nice trek bike from a local thrift, just by chance for cheap. It seems kinda wierd as the serial does not match the what I can find on the forums or http://www.vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm. I tried matching the color scheme there as well but got no where. My guess is a dark blue to silver fade.
Here is the Bike.
Looks nice, originally I thought it was a 70's-80's 700 tri but then when I looked closer it got weird.
The Trek badge on the front (with the plastic protector still on) was dated from 88-92 from the trek head badges, http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/company/believe
The front of the bike does not match any early Trek model that I can find pictures of, looks like it was replaced (maybe?).
Here is an additional decal noting trek as the manufacturer, this seems to be all original decals.
Here is the serial, again very wierd serial as it seems to list this as a TX770 from the early series according to http://www.vintage-trek.com/SerialNumbers.htm. The actual serial is GT5R5442. This is strange as the leading digits are 2 letters, which I am not sure is supposed to be... and the last 4 digits are numbers, again unusual.
Anybody know what this is? Seems like it could be a nice bike, has the original treads on it but the sidewalls are deteriorating. Maybe a franken bike? or a restore?