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Old 10-02-09, 08:36 PM   #1
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Trek: logo on fork crown, not on seatstay

I'm curious about an older lugged Trek someone has chained to a tree near my house. Simple logo on the seat tube, just the word Trek in white, no backing or gold band, but a red and black stripe above it, and no decals otherwise, that I can see anyway. 'Trek' is incised in the fork crown, but not on the seatstays. I only looked at it briefly, but it has a hodgepodge of components: Weinmann brakes, Suntour FD, Huret rear. Triple chainring. Rear rack which looks original. If it's still there tomorrow I'll get a pic. Looking at the vintagetrek site I can't even find an age range to look into. Can anyone point me in a direction?

It's not for sale and not abandoned...I don't think. I'm just curious.
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Old 10-02-09, 08:51 PM   #2
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If you can, get the serial number.
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Bike is still there and it being fairly loose on its cable (and it's no longer a. dark and b. raining) I took a look for the SN. 003643 followed by a W and a T off at an angle. Discounting the letters, this SN would make it a 1981 model 410 in a 22" size which seems about right. I'll be keeping an eye on it. We are close to an entrance/exit for the Chicago 'El' which gets more traffic these days, so parked bikes go along with that. Chaining to a tree seems a little careless though!
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Bike was stolen last night. Unless it was the owner who came back and cut the cable lock and left it in the grass. I was trying to keep an eye on the bike--it was visible from my wife's home office--but obviously couldn't do it 24/7.
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a pity. but the owner couldn't have valued it highly, if it had been left there for that long...
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