This beautiful Trek circa early 1980s unexpectedly fell into my lap last week (!). The previous owner describes the frame as custom built. It has no model number and a potpourri of components, mostly high end. The frame is Reynolds 531. The paint colour is an unusual shade of dark slate blue - somewhere between navy blue and gray. The brake levers, handlebar tape, pedals, bell, saddlebag and bottlecage are my additions; all else has been left as it was.
I do not know much at all about vintage Trek bicycles. Should I be looking for a model number, or were the frames indeed handmade one-offs during this period? And just how nice is this bike?
The lugs are pretty simple. Seatstay caps and fork crown are engraved "Trek". Dropouts are Suntour. What do you all think?