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Old 09-23-12, 03:35 PM   #1
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1978 Trek TX 900

I've been looking for a vintage Trek. I found a 1978 Trek TX 900. It's in my size. It has a triple, I assume that was added later.

I'm not an expert on early Treks. Was the TX 900 the top-of-the line in 1978? What would a good condition model be worth?
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http://vintage-trek.com/model_numbers1.htm

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Old 09-23-12, 04:30 PM   #3
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Yes, I should not let this one slip away.
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Well, I pulled the trigger and purchased the TX900 in Portland. A local friend facilitated the purchase and it's at the bike shop being packed. It's a rare bike in my size. I sold a 1974 Paramount that I owned from 1975 to 2011. The TX900 will be a worthy replacement.

Here is the CR advert and some pics;

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Wow, that's tall!
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yes it is. the CL posting is gone did you get it?

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... did you get it?
Yes! It's being packed at a LBS and will ship to Chicago soon.
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Nice going, I'll bet you're going to love it!
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Well, I pulled the trigger and purchased the TX900 in Portland. A local friend facilitated the purchase and it's at the bike shop being packed. It's a rare bike in my size. I sold a 1974 Paramount that I owned from 1975 to 2011. The TX900 will be a worthy replacement.

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So, whatever happened to this bike B?
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So, whatever happened to this bike B?
It was reassembled after I received it, and I rode it several times. See: 1978 Trek TX900 It has since been disassembled and the wheels and drivetrain ended up on my Simoncini and the stem, handlebars and brake levers are on my Serotta.

I'm in the process of gathering up the parts needed to rebuild it. It's going to get a mix of Shimano 600 Arabesque and early Dura Ace with Mavic rims and hubs.
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