'81 Trek 610
Hi, I've never posted on this part of the forum before so excuse me if this isn't proper (posting a thread about your bike).
I got this today (for free, no less) from a friend of mine who got it from a friend who had stored it for a while. It's in great shape, and needs only new bar tape, new tires, new tubes, and that stupid mirror taken off the brake hood.
Which is what I'm getting to... it's got 27" wheels with 27"x1 1/4" tires, which I understand can still be purchased (Nashbar, etc.) but they appear to be glued onto the tubes. I've heard of this before, and I don't know much about it tbh. Will clinchers work with these wheels? Do they even make 27" clinchers? Also, the brake cables come out of the top of the hoods, how do I tape over these? (Maybe they're not meant to be.)
Thanks for any help you can provide, and I like looking through the pics of your bikes, they're great and have given me some good ideas.
And I know, this thread is useless without pics, which I'm working on. For now:
That's all I know, but it's 98% rust free (just a little on the clips) and it's in really good shape, given how it's 9 years older than me. It also came with a Serfas saddle, and a rear rack w/ Cannondale trunk bag.
- 1981 Trek serial #008479 model 610
- 24" lugged steel frame, blue sparkly paint
- 27" Matrix Sahara wheels
- tan sidewall tires- 27"x 1 1/4"
- Suntour Cyclone M-II rear der.
- Suntour Cyclone M-II front der.
- Suntour downtube shifters
- Sugino AT cranks
- 18 speed- 3front 6back
- DIA COMPE brakes
Thanks again and I'll try to get pics ASAP.
EDIT: Here they are!