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Old 07-14-15, 03:23 PM
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trek 1984 170 frame

I have an opportunity to buy a trek 1984 170 frame / fork in pretty good condition. Not a lot of online info on these. ( these were top of the line with reynolds 753) he wants $500. Do you think it's worth that?
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Do you mean a 710? In any event, $500 is rich just for the frame/fork.
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Thanks guys, I do enjoy collecting rare bikes, but I typically shy away from incomplete bikes as I don't have a lot of era correct parts. I know it's rare so I might pull the trigger. He also has another one without the original fork..56cm, also $500. I will pass along his info if anyone is interested
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Thanks guys, I do enjoy collecting rare bikes, but I typically shy away from incomplete bikes as I don't have a lot of era correct parts. I know it's rare so I might pull the trigger. He also has another one without the original fork..56cm, also $500. I will pass along his info if anyone is interested
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Thanks guys, I do enjoy collecting rare bikes, but I typically shy away from incomplete bikes as I don't have a lot of era correct parts. I know it's rare so I might pull the trigger. He also has another one without the original fork..56cm, also $500. I will pass along his info if anyone is interested
Buy the frame and then look for a donor 760 or 770 (though they are more scarce than a 760). They all have the same fork with the "triton" crown and 531c blades. Color may not match but is readily possible.

Dude....you could own a 170. Wow.
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Well, I went and checked it out...and there was quite a bit of rust on the outside of the bottom bracket (pitting) and quite a bit of paint chipping...in addition it was purple!...He wouldn't budge under $400, so I passed it up. I figured it would take $200-500+ to refinish the frame...at that point I'm in it for $600-1000. I just don't think it's worth it....damn, I really wanted it!
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You were smart not to go over your price once you realized that the paint job had serious issues.
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Well, I went and checked it out...and there was quite a bit of rust on the outside of the bottom bracket (pitting) and quite a bit of paint chipping...in addition it was purple!...He wouldn't budge under $400, so I passed it up. I figured it would take $200-500+ to refinish the frame...at that point I'm in it for $600-1000. I just don't think it's worth it....damn, I really wanted it!
Just curious, how did you or the owner confirm 170? Did he run a serial number? Is there even a file on these? I think not? The brochure shows a typical model 170 on the chainstay guard but that is kinda flimsy evidence for the price and scarcity.
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He has two of these frames. One has the original 170 chainstay protector, the other is missing the protector, but has the 753 stickers on the seat tube and forks. I was going to run the serial number before buying the frame, but I didn't as I ended up walking away.
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even with paint issues I'd be all over that.
there were very few 170s made
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It's tempting, but after having it repainted, I'd be in over $800+-..could be higher with imron paint and decals...$800 buys a lot of vintage steel out there.
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