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Old 05-08-07, 01:27 PM   #1
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Trek 520 Project Done!

Thanks to everyone who helped on the myriad of issues I had with this project. C&V is the best!

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24 inch 1984 520
NOS Ritchey 700c 36 hole wheelset (The anodized rims are bronze in the sun and match the frame perfectly...ah, the sweetness!).
NOS SR stem
45cm Nitto bars
Shimano aero levers
seven speed friction MTB rear Derailleur
unknown campy front derailleur
stock cranks
Brooks, conti 32 touring tires, etc.

After some help from the ibob list (thanks) I went back to the original dia compe brakes and with no effort they went on and work excellent with the 700c wheels and some kool stop pads.

Big Carradice saddle bag next and maybe some fenders for the winter.

The bike has much more aggressive geometry than I thought it would, it is definitely not like the long wheelbase 720 (nor my Rivendell quickbeam) but this is a good thing as it will be my fast bike.

Thanks again for all the help!

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Old 05-08-07, 02:23 PM   #2
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Man, that turned out nice! My 1985 Trek 520 has alot shorter chainstays than yours. I'm wanting one of those long wheelbase bikes!
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Nice work, looks great!
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Wow I really like the color scheme, great restoration and I wish you many miles on your new steed.
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Beautiful! I love old Treks...
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Thanks all!

Maybe we should start a "show us your vintage Trek" thread?
I'd have to figure out how to post pictures that show up on the page first!
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Old 05-10-07, 06:03 PM   #7
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Go for it Swen!
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Thanks all!

Maybe we should start a "show us your vintage Trek" thread?
I'd have to figure out how to post pictures that show up on the page first!
When you post a message, look at all the cute symbols in the toolbar abouve the message. There's an icon that looks like a little postcard with a mountain range on it. When you roll your mouse over it, you should get a pop-up that says "Insert Image". Just cut and paste the link to your photo.

Also, your photo hosting website might have a series of address formats under your images (I use photobucket, and it does.) So, it will give you a URL address, and HTML tag for that URL (good for posting ads on Craigslist), and an IMG code for that URL. The IMG code is what you can copy and paste into forum boards like this to get an image to display. It's basically doing the same thing as using the "Insert Image" icon above, but with fewer steps.

Great idea about the Trek thread...I hope to have my Trek completed soon to post.

Here, I cut and pasted one of your links above, clicked the Image icon...and presto!



Hey, it didn't work And I spent 5 minutes of my life typing the above...

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There you go....



Here's it's little brother.

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