I just got my hands on an '83 Trek 500 for my first C&V effort. I put a lot of shopping effort into avoiding the helicomatic hubs that I've read about on this forum. I was dismayed to find that the hubs on the bike, described on vintage-trek.com as "Atom S.F. quick release", are made by Malliard (sp?). Are these the dreaded helicomatic hubs?
I would have included pics but I am experiencing camera difficulties.