So I've been acquiring a lot of Treks lately cause I like them but each has become a project bike, mostly for paint ('84 Trek 760), some for frame work ('84 Trek 610) and one was just to small ('85 Trek 620), which was a bummer. So I'm looking through ebay last week when a 710 goes off in my size. I pull the trigger. Paid to much and looks rough but I don't care.
So I'll just keep this thread up for the build so I know what I did later on when my memory goes further down the rabbit hole.
Looks like someone rode it as a cross bike. The Rigida Rims are beat up. The rear is a lost cause. I might be able to salvage the front. I'm sad but I'm not to upset... Now if they had been some Mavic GP4's...
The shape of the Concor makes me sadder than the Rigida's. I still might use it on the Trek 760 though since I am going old school on that build...someday
The wheels will probably get pulled apart as the rear is gone and the spokes are galvanized.
I'll keep the brakes. Everything else will be swapped.
I'm going 10s Campy, thereby allowing me to swap my wheels between my other bikes easily. I'll probably keep an SR front derailluer on it since you can't get anything in a 28.6 hardly anymore. The Veloce 34/50 compact crank will move from the '85 SR300 and I'll replace that one with a newer style Veloce UT crank. That way this one at least sports the Phill BB and square tape cranks. Nitto Technomic Stem and Noodle bars. Velo Orange hammered fenders (if they fit) and the Grand Cru Headset. Some leather or leather type wrap with some gel pads and a Selle An-Atomica saddle should get me comfy. I'm still deciding whether or not I want to grab a VO Constructeur front rack for it. But then I need the bag...
I'm keeping the paint for right now, just some cleaning and some wax. I may add some bosses to it later on when I'm ready to repaint it (It needs another bottle and pump peg for me) but I'm going to practice on the 610 first.