So, after doing some market research (AKA consulting you guys), I decided to go check out the bike even though it's the furthest I've ever been shopping.
I tried it out and it felt really sweet. It was heavier than the peugeot that I just sold, which was unfortunately a little too big for me. When I was trying out the Trek, I looked for the roughest patches of road that I could find, and to my surprise, I couldn't feel them. The bike just absorbed every patch of bad road that I could throw to it.
The frame is in pretty good condition, some road rash here and there and a few scratches on the frame. The frame is Renolds 531P (Professional, which is lighter than regular 531 it also has a 200lb weight limit). The parts are in decent shape too. The groupset is suntour superbe except the RD was swapped to a Shimano 600 for some reason. The shifting is a little sloppy but I think that can be remedied with a few simple limit screw and tension adjustments. I actually want to swap out the parts for 10 speed 105 stuff that I can get for a good price, and I might be putting the superbe stuff on ebay. If any of you are interested let me know and I'll put it up there as a closed auction so you can get it via buy it now or something.
I don't know how to do much of my own work, but there's a shop nearby that doesn't charge for labor and only charges for parts so I might take the bike to them and watch while they swap out the shifting cables because they're a little rusty.
I have time on my hands over the next 2-3 weeks since I'm at home from college and I want to get this bike cleaned up and working beautifully.
Anyway, without further ado. I present my 1984 Trek 760. With this buy, I also got the original sales receipt and catalog! Huzzah!
The wheels hubs also have this metal thing on them and I have no idea what it is.
Enjoy the pictures and if you have any tips for me on how to get this bike pretty and better working again, please let me know. Also, If you want me to post a different view or closeup of something I can do that if you ask!
Have a good holiday everyone!