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    1985 trek 600

    My dad just gave me his 1985 trek 600 with campy components. I was looking on vintage trek and it said 600 only came in blue that year but mine is green and hasnt been re-painted. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregoshow View Post
    My dad just gave me his 1985 trek 600 with campy components. I was looking on vintage trek and it said 600 only came in blue that year but mine is green and hasnt been re-painted. Any suggestions?
    The 600 did not come as a bike but as a frameset. 660, 670 and 620 were the designations of the complete Trek 6xx series bikes in '85. The 670 bike came in green, with full Reynolds 531 and Campy Nuevo Record components. That's probably what you have, built to order

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    +1 Just look up your serial number and it will tell you exactly what you have. The Vintage Trek site is superb.

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    i looked up the serial number and it says that its a 1985 600

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
    The 600 was a complete bike in '85.
    No, it wasn't. Check the catalog... 600 was a frameset built into a complete bike by a shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Barker View Post
    The 600 was a complete bike in '85. I'm sure you consulted the vintage-trek website for info. Did you compare your serial# to the chart?
    And just for the sake of clarity - full 531CS = 531 club sport = 531 butted main tubes and Reynolds (probably 501) cro-moly fork and stays. For those that don't get it, look at a Reynolds factory transfer sheet first. Only the 7xx series Treks were full 531 butted frames. The 6xx series were always 531 butted triangle only.

    (Owner of a 600 and previous owner of a 760)
    The 1985 catalog states the 600 was built with 531cs tubes, stays and forks.
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    For more on the socalled 531cs tube set, please see this page with original Reynolds catalog material and a spread sheet compiled by Terry from Reynolds.

    I have a 1985 Trek 600 'Series', also made with 531cs. Most recently I built it up as a touring bike and can report that it felt rather good on a just completed 45 day trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan nikolajsen View Post
    For more on the socalled 531cs tube set, please see this page with original Reynolds catalog material and a spread sheet compiled by Terry from Reynolds.

    I have a 1985 Trek 600 'Series', also made with 531cs. Most recently I built it up as a touring bike and can report that it felt rather good on a just completed 45 day trip.

    That's a great shot! Danish flag on the trailer is such a great touch! (Love the size of that water bottle on the down tube as well, what is it?)

    Those are great bikes indeed and for so many uses. Yesterday I finished my build on a 531 Reynolds Trek as my main hilly course triathlon bike for the next season (Will post pictures soon...)
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    The bottle is 2ltr soda pop container in one of those Topeak monster cages.

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    Thanks for all the info, ill get a picture up soon. Is there a place to get new hardware? The stuff i have is a little rusted.

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    Attachment 129730Finally finished it

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    EjustE is correct about the tubing.
    From the Vintage Trek site:
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    Reynolds 531CS (Club Sport) frame tubing is first used by Trek. According to Terry at Reynolds-Cycle.com: "531CS was a special set, supplied mainly to Trek. The main triangle was butted 531 and the rear stays were CrMo (501)." The fork was taper gauge CrMo (501). (Info. provided by Dickey Greer.)
    I can't find any 600 that was green, they were burgundy/silver in 83, not available in 84, and Blue in 85. Shoot an email to Skip and ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek View Post
    EjustE is correct about the tubing.
    From the Vintage Trek site:

    I can't find any 600 that was green, they were burgundy/silver in 83, not available in 84, and Blue in 85. Shoot an email to Skip and ask him.

    Marty
    I just picked up a 85 Trek 600 (local CL buy)..as per the Vintage Trek site, it has the Shimano 600 group and the Reynolds 531 CS
    frame tubing. I've not had a chance to clean and ride it...but I'm really looking forward to based on all of the good things I've read about t.


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    This is the bike with everything finished

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    This is great stuff and these bikes should be added to the Trek 660 thread.

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