Just grabbed this Trek 620 1985 today. Great condition but not complete.
I have older Shimano 600 components I can rebuild it with easily to make it complete.
My problem with any of these bikes i bring home is that I like them too much myself! I set it up to fit me and I can see really enjoying this thing. Should have never thrown my leg over it.
Here's the main dilemma, my Surly Cross Check frame (bought for a steal at $175) is basically the same size just with a shorter headtube/standover. So I compared them both:
Trek is 56st x 56tt, BB is .5 inch higher, 531cs lugged frame (beautiful!), rear chainstays are the longer, standover is right 'there' but can be flatfooted, all the brazeons you want incl front lowrider, can be converted to 700c...(I've always sort of missed my 56cm Trek 760)
Surly 53st x 56tt, BB lower slightly, 4130 frame Tig welded, lots of nice brazeons, threadless, 700c Wiiiiide tires can fit, wanted as SS 'cross bike, rode it as a loaded SS commuter all year last year and loved it and have told myself I'd keep because of versatility etc!
I can build the 620 and make a pretty penny or sell the Surly and make less money while keeping something worthy of keeping for a long time.
I know what this forum will say but I have to ask anyhow, for my own sanity!
Was also going to build it for my dad to ride but. . .