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Old 08-16-12, 11:22 AM   #1
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Finally I Bagged Me A Trek 760

I've been after a purple 760 or a long time now and what appeared in the Austin CL ? This frame, now built up with some spare parts I had in the garage, I was really looking for a 58 but this 56 will have to work for now.


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Wow. Nice bike. Looks pretty snappy handling.
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Wow. Nice bike. Looks pretty snappy handling.
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I really love the way this bike rides, and I have a few really nice bikes, but this one takes me back to when I was a young man in the 80's. I loved that bike and still wish I had never sold it.
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Good looking bike. You really need to go with the OE pink cables and tape for the full effect, though.

Enjoy it. I wish I still had mine. A very nice ride.
I was thinking about doing it like mine was set up back then with yellow cables and tape and a yellow Vetta saddle. Don't remember if that's the way it came from the bike shop or if I did that to it )
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Very nice, looks like it should be a very lively ride!
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Great looking bike, nice luggs and caps!
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Great score, congrats!! I own a 84 660 and I love the way that bike rides, very responsive yet comfortable. Trek made really nice steel bikes back then.
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I really love the way this bike rides, and I have a few really nice bikes, but this one takes me back to when I was a young man in the 80's. I loved that bike and still wish I had never sold it.
I had a 660 once that was a bit small but really liked it. How would you describe the ride quality of the 760 compared to the other nice bikes you have?
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Yeah It's hard to to say since it's more of a feel good sentimental bike for me but If I had to pick a couple of things It had to be the nice quick handling and how the bike fits. I normally ride a 58 but this 56 fits really good at where the seat post is, but I still haven't taken it out on a long ride though, so I get back with pics and full feedback after next week
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Oh I forgot a good friend of mine just fixed me up with a full Superbe Pro group, so I have some work to do before this weekend.
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Oh I forgot a good friend of mine just fixed me up with a full Superbe Pro group, so I have some work to do before this weekend.
Nice friend!! Is he giving the group to you are are you paying for the group? I bought my 84 Trek 660 as a frame and fork to replace a crashed Trek, I then had the entire Superbe group added to the Frame and Fork.

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Nice friend!! Is he giving the group to you are are you paying for the group? I bought my 84 Trek 660 as a frame and fork to replace a crashed Trek, I then had the entire Superbe group added to the Frame and Fork.
We horse trade every now and then, he is a very nice and generous friend. Thanks JOE
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Great grab! Looks nice!

+1 I would be seeking a contrast color for the bar tape and cable housing, and it would really pop! Are the Trek logos pink or red? Might go with that color, or the gold to match the outlining on the logos.
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I love these bikes. I have an '84 610.

FYI, the Dia compe 204 hoods on velo orange are the best I've found for that style of non aero lever- at $10 they're hard to pass up. http://store.velo-orange.com/index.p...ke-levers.html
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I need advice for my 1985 Trek 760

I have what I believe is 1984 or 1985 Trek 760 that I came acoss in canada while travel a couple years ago. I took it into a bike shop to see what it would cost to fix it up. The bike shop told me it would cost me $300 to $400 to fix it up. I was told since the bike is old that it couldn't take a newer style tire. Do they still make the tire size for my bike any more? In the inspection they told me that the welding beeds might need to be looked at. Which intails a new paint job I guess.

For the bearing and cables my older brother knows how put them in. Where can I find new parts for my bike. I live in hillsboro, oregon if that helps.
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What is a "newer style" tire? If it takes 700c tires, there are all kinds of them available, and this is what is run on the majority of new bikes. If it is 27", those aren't as common anymore, but still available. I would think you should be able to find parts for this pretty much anywhere. Online I would check niagara cycles, universal cycles, tree fort bikes, etc.

Not sure what they are referring to as "welding beeds". If it is a 760, it should be a lugged Reynolds 531 DB frame, 700c wheelset, much Campy components, etc.?

Perhaps you should post some pictures of it (driveside, include some close enough for some detail of the problem areas). You may also need to find a different LBS to work with as this one may not be too knowledgeable about vintage bikes?
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I've been after a purple 760 or a long time now and what appeared in the Austin CL ? This frame, now built up with some spare parts I had in the garage, I was really looking for a 58 but this 56 will have to work for now.
What a snag, great looking bike. I just picked up a 710 from a guy in Austin a couple of weeks ago and I'm very happy with it. Congrats on your find and happy miles.
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If I admitted to liking Treks, I'd admit to liking that one.
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I have what I believe is 1984 or 1985 Trek 760 that I came acoss in canada while travel a couple years ago. I took it into a bike shop to see what it would cost to fix it up. The bike shop told me it would cost me $300 to $400 to fix it up. I was told since the bike is old that it couldn't take a newer style tire. Do they still make the tire size for my bike any more? In the inspection they told me that the welding beeds might need to be looked at. Which intails a new paint job I guess.
I think you're being fed a line of crap. Trek 760s of that era were designed for 700C wheels -- still standard to this day -- and were brazed, not welded.

Are you currently having any problems with the bike? Can you post any pictures?
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awesome looking Trek, congrats. 760 was top of the line using 531 & Superbe Pro etc, right?
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I have what I believe is 1984 or 1985 Trek 760 that I came acoss in canada while travel a couple years ago. I took it into a bike shop to see what it would cost to fix it up. The bike shop told me it would cost me $300 to $400 to fix it up. I was told since the bike is old that it couldn't take a newer style tire. Do they still make the tire size for my bike any more? In the inspection they told me that the welding beeds might need to be looked at. Which intails a new paint job I guess.

For the bearing and cables my older brother knows how put them in. Where can I find new parts for my bike. I live in hillsboro, oregon if that helps.
Don't think I'd trust a LBS to check the welds if they think 700's are old style. Or really that any tire is old style. Some sizes might be harder to find, or might not be on hand in the store. But I can't think of a clincher bike tire size that can't be ordered online in matter of 10 minutes with a google/ebay search. (ok there probably are few but they wouldn't be on a Trek).

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Nice! I really like mine. It continually impresses me with a smooth ride and light weight. A little flexy, but that goes with 531c territory. I brifterized mine, I don't have any Superbe Pro swapping buds like you do (wish I did).
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Nice! I really like mine. It continually impresses me with a smooth ride and light weight. A little flexy, but that goes with 531c territory. I brifterized mine, I don't have any Superbe Pro swapping buds like you do (wish I did).
That's why when I bought my 84 Trek 660 in 84 was because I test rode a 84 760 with the c tubing; and while hammering up a hill I got the rear wheel to rub both sides of the brake pads, and the chain rubbed both sides of the front derailleur. I took it back and the LBS guy said that way typical of c and p tubing if someone can over power it because the idea rider weight was 175 pounds (but I was only 155, so not sure what that was all about); so he had me test ride a 660 with the cs tubing. Same hill same hammering and got none of the flex I got with the c tubing; but the cs tubing was rated for 200. Not a lot of difference with just 25 pounds separating the two but I couldn't get the cs tube set to flex like I could with the c.
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That's why when I bought my 84 Trek 660 in 84 was because I test rode a 84 760 with the c tubing; and while hammering up a hill I got the rear wheel to rub both sides of the brake pads, and the chain rubbed both sides of the front derailleur. I took it back and the LBS guy said that way typical of c and p tubing if someone can over power it because the idea rider weight was 175 pounds (but I was only 155, so not sure what that was all about); so he had me test ride a 660 with the cs tubing. Same hill same hammering and got none of the flex I got with the c tubing; but the cs tubing was rated for 200. Not a lot of difference with just 25 pounds separating the two but I couldn't get the cs tube set to flex like I could with the c.
We had a bike shop client who complained about the same problem. I swapped his wheels for a set I built, and sent him out on a test ride. No more problem. We did sell him a new set of wheels.
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We had a bike shop client who complained about the same problem. I swapped his wheels for a set I built, and sent him out on a test ride. No more problem. We did sell him a new set of wheels.
I can't recall what wheels were on the two Treks, I could probably look it up on the Trek vintage site, but supposedly the 760 had better wheels from the factory then did the 660 from the factory. But even if that was the problem it wouldn't eliminate the chain from rubbing both sides of the front derailleur cage.

Ok, on the Vintage Trek site the 84 Trek 760 I test rode was spec'd with the p tube set not the c but supposedly both had the same rider weight limit; and the rims were Wolber/Super Champion Aspen hard coat tubular. The 660 with the cs tube set was spec'd with Matrix Strada 13-20 Anodic rims.

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