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    KDB
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    trek 700 pics need opinions

    Here are some pics of the trek 700. The SN is: I180604776 This ten letter/number combination doesn't seem to correspond well to any of the info on the trek site, but judging by the color and components it appears to be a late 90s model.

    Positives:
    Frame and Fork are very very good
    Brakes are very good
    FD and RD are very good
    Shifters are very good
    Front wheel is very good
    Stem, handlebars, and headset all are good, but check out the cracks in the rubber seal on the stem; I wonder if it can be replaced?

    Problems:
    Rear wheel--need new cones or maybe new wheel.
    Brake levers--both are bent and need to be replaced
    No saddle or seat post
    BB seems okay (see pics) but seals need to be replaced and I am not sure where I can get them?
    Crank set--see pics, but needs to be replaced

    Questions:

    The wheel set is Weinmann 700c X 35 or maybe 38--the tire size seems to say 38, but all of the specs I can find indicate that 35s were the original sizes. Bikeparts sells a Weinmann for $28.00 plus shipping (here is the link: http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikepart...gory=wheel-700

    I am looking around for replacement cones, but for $28.00 it would be easier to buy the new wheel. Hows the experience with Weinmann wheels? The price seems almost too good for me to also expect that they are well made and will hold up for any length of time.

    BB--can I get the seals and refurbish or can I replace? I assume the threading in standard and I wonder if a new BB cartridge will fit? if so, can I get the right axle length?

    Crankset thoughts?

    All ideas gladly accepted
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    Anyone with an opinion?

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    I've not purchased new Weinmann wheels, but the original equipment wheels from the 80's and early 90's that I've come across are solid, very sturdy. They may not be the lightest, but I've never had a performance problem with them.
    BTW, I like that bike. It looks like a fun project.
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    I've got the same bike and will try and answer some of your questions:

    Rubber seal on the stem - there doesn't seem to be a critical need for it. Mine was also cracked and fell out when I loosened the stem to adjust. I never put it back and haven't had a problem.

    BB - that was shot on mine and I replaced with a cartridge type - no problem.

    Judging by the Alivo components on mine I think it is mid to late 90's vintage. I set mine up with a threadless stem and adapter for more reach and rather enjoy the ride. I recently offered it to my future daughter-in-law and will miss it. Definitely a keeper as a commuter, trail or utility bike - relatively light and well equipped with a good ride.
    Good luck on your project.
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    I've been out of town for a few days and didn't get a chance to check in. Thanks for the responses. Badger, what type of cartridge did you use when replacing the BB? It would be nice to use a modern cartridge on at least one of my bikes. As I'll need to replace the cranks as well, I may see of my LBS can fit me with a complete set up.

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    My cranks were OK so I just went to LBS Trek dealer and got a Shimano cartridge BB with the square ended spindle. Sorry but I don't recall the model of the BB.
    If you need to replace your cranks then an Octalink type BB would also be an option that may give you more crank choices.
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