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Old 02-04-12, 12:59 PM   #1
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A new life for an old Trek 660

I had a delightful Sunday two weeks ago when my oldest son and his long time friend, Kyle, (and long time family friend) converged on the Mancave to rebuild my son's Trek 520 campus bike and to build up a road bike for Kyle.

We settled on a somewhat beat up, but very functional, 1989 Trek 660 frame I had around and a hodge podge of operationally good parts.

Below is the email I received last night from Kyle and his photos of the completed bike.

Hello Bob,

Thank you again for giving me all of the parts to put the trek together, I love this new bicycle. I used both the clear and amber shellack on the orange tape and as you can see it came out very red.
You were right, after about a week of riding the cables needed to be readjusted. Now everything is finely tuned. When I get some more free time I plan on cutting this brooks style leather saddle down to something more similar to a swallow design, I will have to let you know how it goes. The third image is a photo of what the completed saddle should look like. Neale and I will have to plan a ride up to Scottsdale so you can see first hand.

thank you again,
Kyle




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Old 02-04-12, 01:21 PM   #2
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Pretty cool, sounds like a really good young man. I have an '84 660 and can attest that they are very nice riding frames.
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Old 02-04-12, 02:47 PM   #3
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Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun , good to see another old Trek back on the road ! I picked up one , not long ago and I think my wife is gonna' adopt it.
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I am going to march over to my dad's place and complain that he did not have an assortment of high-quality frames for me to build bikes up with!

Great job!

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I had a delightful Sunday two weeks ago when my oldest son and his long time friend, Kyle, (and long time family friend) converged on the Mancave to rebuild my son's Trek 520 campus bike and to build up a road bike for Kyle.

We settled on a somewhat beat up, but very functional, 1989 Trek 660 frame I had around and a hodge podge of operationally good parts.

Below is the email I received last night from Kyle and his photos of the completed bike.

Hello Bob,

Thank you again for giving me all of the parts to put the trek together, I love this new bicycle. I used both the clear and amber shellack on the orange tape and as you can see it came out very red.
You were right, after about a week of riding the cables needed to be readjusted. Now everything is finely tuned. When I get some more free time I plan on cutting this brooks style leather saddle down to something more similar to a swallow design, I will have to let you know how it goes. The third image is a photo of what the completed saddle should look like. Neale and I will have to plan a ride up to Scottsdale so you can see first hand.

thank you again,
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I'm digging the bar wrap. How many rolls of tape did it take with the wrapping of the brakes handles?
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Old 02-04-12, 08:23 PM   #7
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Kyle used 3-4 layers of hockey tape, which is just about right. One roll is enough even with the hoods. Yes, we had a great time. Our next project is to build up a 1997 Trek 2300 for my son.
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Kyle used 3-4 layers of hockey tape, which is just about right. One roll is enough even with the hoods. Yes, we had a great time. Our next project is to build up a 1997 Trek 2300 for my son.
The reason I ask is the aero style hoods are getting harder to come by and even back in the day your choice was Fordian "Any color you want as long as its black or white" So if there is a way of wrapping them in color it's better than naked and unfinished lookin.g
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The reason I ask is the aero style hoods are getting harder to come by and even back in the day your choice was Fordian "Any color you want as long as its black or white" So if there is a way of wrapping them in color it's better than naked and unfinished lookin.g
Good point! Kyle's idea was to tape over and shellak the gummy white 105 hoods. I've done the same thing to worn or damaged hoods.
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Nice job. With that fork rake and box rims it should ride really soft. Mine with dents and all rides really good but on the harsh side with the aero rims. Glad your son's appreciate the bike and like to ride.
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i am going to march over to my dad's place and complain that he did not have an assortment of high-quality frames for me to build bikes up with!

great job!

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