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    1984 Trek 720

    After a long search I've finally purchased a 1984 Trek 720. The only things missing are wheels, freewheel, and racks. The previous owner said that he used both 27" and 700c wheels. I'm leaning more towards a 700c or 650b wheelset. Here are the components of importance that came with the frame.

    - Suntour Le Pree rear derailleur
    - Simplex front derailleur
    - Shimano XT half step crank
    - Shimano BR MC70 canti brakes
    - Suntour bar con shifters

    I'm looking for suggestions on wheels and freewheel. Should I go with a complete set of new or mine CL and eBay for vintage parts to build myself (actually I'm no wheel builder so a friend will be helping me out with that)?

    Thanks in advance for your input and suggestions

    SoulPro

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    I find Phil Woods freewheel hubs 100% reliable. order the hub axle width to match your frame.

    front hubs are an easier pick
    freewheel , 13-34t 7 speed plenty, look at what your LBS can get, sun-race.. etc.
    buy the remover for that one, too..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    I find Phil Woods freewheel hubs 100% reliable. order the hub axle width to match your frame.

    front hubs are an easier pick
    freewheel , 13-34t 7 speed plenty, look at what your LBS can get, sun-race.. etc.
    buy the remover for that one, too..
    This is good info on Phil hubs. Thank you.
    I have often wanted to ask others here:

    What hubs and rims would look at home on a mid 80's touring bike, yet still hold up well.
    I have heard others mention Mavic 500, Suntour XC, vintage XT. But I want others to speak up.
    What would look right on the OP's vintage Trek?
    Last edited by dveneman; 09-12-12 at 05:23 PM.

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    fietsbob: Thanks for the reply. I'm thinking about using some shimano 600 hubs that I have from my De Rosa that came with two wheelsets, just need a freewheel which shouldn't be too difficult to get. Love Phil Woods hubs though and will look into those once I have the cash. Unfortunately I bought too many bikes this summer.

    Regards,

    SoulPro

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