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Old 02-19-11, 09:25 AM   #1
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Just checking in again, and brag too! Hehe....

I don't have pic capability just yet, posting from my iPod.
But! I have been in Lake Charles for nearly a year without a
true vintage "find". I have been looking, believe me! Last weekend
I decided to check a pawn shop I hadn't visited in good while.
I drove up and saw an old blue late 70's Schwinn, which turned
out to be a dud. I looked down the row, and something caught
my eye. Bright Turquoise paint, what? White wrap, this might be
something decent? I glance over a little more and see the
familiar curve of a Supercorsa saddle, but it's white? I am walking
what seems like 100mph now,hehe!

Okay enough drama, haha! It turned out to be 1985 Trek 600, in
about what I would call a solid 8.5-9 condition! And yep,I practically
STOLE it for 76 bucks including tax. I've done a little cleaning
and it just keeps looking better! Anyways, just had to brag
and/or share it with the only people who I know would
appreciate such a unique find in a city as small as this.

Anyone know if the 600Series top tube decals are available?

On the home front, the bike shop job is going well. I get a commission
on the repairs I complete, a big help! Though they still can't
understand my passion for these "old pieces of junk". They
think I'm alone in my love for vintage bikes. If they only
knew, right?? Lol! I should have Internet in a week or two,
and I'll be here more often. I promise I will post pics of this
beauty. TTYS!,,,,BD
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Old 02-19-11, 09:41 AM   #2
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The Dued still abides! Good to see you back again, congrats on the find.
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Good to hear from you. Nice Find!

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Nice score! My Trek 510 was a $37 pawn shop buy and I love the bike. Funny how the speed of the walk increases as you recognize quality components.
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Old 02-19-11, 10:02 AM   #5
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Old 02-19-11, 10:59 AM   #6
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Good to hear from you BD! Post a pic as soon as you can.
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Old 02-19-11, 11:01 AM   #7
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That has to be one of the best feelings ever. Rescuing a nice bike from a life of hanging upside down in someones basement or neglected in some pawn shop. They have feelings too!
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BD, great to see your upright and breathing!

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I have a 1979 510, and 1986 520 as well. I LOVE old Treks
quite a bit!,,,,BD
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all right! The Dued is back!
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Dued! Just over the river. Good to see you posting again.
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Anyone know if the 600Series top tube decals are available?
VeloCals may come close to what you need.
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turned out to be 1985 Trek 600, in
about what I would call a solid 8.5-9 condition! And yep,I practically
STOLE it for 76 bucks including tax.
Congratulations!!!

And of course, "pix or it didn't happen."

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Looks like they sure do!

http://www.velocals.com/servlet/the-...REK-600/Detail
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Bike Dued, this place has not been the same for a year. But now all is right with the world!
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And of course, "pix or it didn't happen."



Looks like they sure do!

http://www.velocals.com/servlet/the-...REK-600/Detail

Weird? Mine has a Reynolds 531CS frame? Did I miscalculate the year?
It has the smoked Shimano 600 group? The s/n says it's an
85 too?
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Gonna try something, not sure if it wll work...

maybe?
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Careful with velocals if you're going to powdercoat over it. The owner told me the decals can take up to 400f, but the decals got way mushy at 350 in my painter's well-regulated oven. It could be that he used a different paper for mine, somehow.
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I tried linking but I guess no dice, huh?
I didn't notice anything that said link, or share,
or nada. It only had a send a pic message
option. I guess the entire idea of an "online
album" is lost on them, lol!,,,,BD
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Dued! Just over the river. Good to see you posting again.
If you're ever in LC, stop by? 615 prien lake, next to McDonalds. Capitol
Cyclery. We've had a lot of guys coming
over from TX to buy bikes ,,,,BD
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As a matter of fact, it did happen ,hehe. Sorry for the crappy
cell phone pics, it's all I have for now. Enjoy!,,,,BD





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