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Old 06-18-17, 03:15 PM
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Trek 660

Picked this up three weeks ago. I didn't think I would like using a road bike again, but after riding this I really like it.
Very quick. And easy to pedal. Now if I could find the speed of this, combined with the relaxed ride of my Cannondale Adventure I would be happy.

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Old 06-18-17, 08:07 PM
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The 660 was a full-on road racer through the early-mid 80's. Nice bike. Outfit it as you like and ride the crap out of it. I had the 460 and now own a 760. Fast, agile and smooth rides. Very nice.
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Old 06-18-17, 08:16 PM
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Please take the lock off the seatpost. The lock will, over time, chew up the paint as it hits the stays. There are other ways to mount a lock on the bike that won't damage the paint.
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Old 06-18-17, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
Please take the lock off the seatpost. The lock will, over time, chew up the paint as it hits the stays. There are other ways to mount a lock on the bike that won't damage the paint.
Been doing this for 40 years. And the lock has rubber matting on it. It ain't gonna beat the chain stays up.
Thanks for your concern, but this ain't my first rodeo. Not by a long shot.
I will ride this, and eventually find something better.
What has amazed me lately (The last couple years) is that I have found bikes that are my size.
If I did find a really good bike on the cheap in my travels it was always for a large person. ALWAYS. Like the Trek 520 I found in 2010 for $40. It was a 25 Inch frame.
Drives me nuts how many really good vintage bikes I have found and nearly every damn one was for a tall, taller person.
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Old 06-18-17, 09:47 PM
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How many rodeos before we get drive side pics?
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Old 06-19-17, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by StarBiker View Post
Been doing this for 40 years. And the lock has rubber matting on it. It ain't gonna beat the chain stays up.
Thanks for your concern, but this ain't my first rodeo. Not by a long shot.
There is no rubber on the binding mechanism at the loop on the cable, nor the top portion of the lock. Swallow your pride and put the lock in a seat bag. You must have 5 or 6 seat bags laying around from your previous rodeo attendance.

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Old 06-19-17, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Jicafold View Post
There is no rubber on the binding mechanism at the loop on the cable, nor the top portion of the lock. Swallow your pride and put the lock in a seat bag. You must have 5 or 6 seat bags laying around from your previous rodeo attendance.


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Old 06-19-17, 01:02 PM
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Tru Temper Trek road bikes are great riding frames, but not for riding in a rodeo. Yee-haaa.

More comfort; if you can squeeze wider tires in, mount a decent leather saddle pardner. Real cowboys don't use vinyl saddles in the rodeos I've seen.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
Tru Temper Trek road bikes are great riding frames, but not for riding in a rodeo. Yee-haaa.

More comfort; if you can squeeze wider tires in, mount a decent leather saddle pardner. Real cowboys don't use vinyl saddles in the rodeos I've seen.
That seat was a takeoff from the bike shop. $15.
Somebody in west Towson had this, and let it go. Or croaked, and their kids let it go. Any way that damn seat is comfortable.
And those Vredestein tires came off a pair of Mavix CXP 22's that I paid $30 for, and sold for $90. I only have the price of the seat, tubes, and brake pads in the bike.
When I found the bike it had a lamp shade holder in between the crankset, and the frame. WTF? I started to spin the cranks and I was like what the hell. Thankfully it didn't damage anything.
The 600 brake calipers aren't that great. Neither are the Shimano BR-6700 pads I bought. I have some Alligator pads I am going to try, but I think a set of new dual pivot calipers will make an improvement.
What a quiet bike to ride. Very smooth. Mavic ma40 Rims with 600 Hubs. I would have bought those buy themselves for what I paid for the entire bike.
Bontrager tubes.......


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That was a hell of a race bike in its day. I had a Trek 660 frameset that I built up as a FG training bike. Later, I jammed in the skinniest knobby tires I could find and raced it as a SSCX.

I agree that a decent set of dual pivot calipers will make a huge difference in braking.

Do you ride it with the bars rotated back like that? That, and the low saddle indicate that it might be a bit big for you.
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Old 06-19-17, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
That was a hell of a race bike in its day. I had a Trek 660 frameset that I built up as a FG training bike. Later, I jammed in the skinniest knobby tires I could find and raced it as a SSCX.

I agree that a decent set of dual pivot calipers will make a huge difference in braking.

Do you ride it with the bars rotated back like that? That, and the low saddle indicate that it might be a bit big for you.
Nope, it's a perfect fit. I just flipped a Centurion Dave Scott (An hour ago) that was a 54 and I thought that was a tad small. The 105 Caliper's on the Centurion stopped on a dime, and I never replaced the pads.
I just don't like reaching. and it has something to do with the way the camera takes a pic of the saddle.
I have been riding road bikes with the handlebars shifted back for a while.
One of these days I will have to spend some money and get something like what I need.

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Old 06-20-17, 12:44 PM
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Can you reach the brake levers with your hands in the drops?
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Can you reach the brake levers with your hands in the drops?
Never use the drops. Anyway I need to find a suitable dual pivot replacement caliper set. Then some brake levers, and bar tape, and I will be fine.
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Very nice bike based on the handle bar and seat position it is likely a bit too big. A shorter stem set a bit higher with the bars turned down a bit will likely give you a much more comfortable ride.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
Very nice bike based on the handle bar and seat position it is likely a bit too big. A shorter stem set a bit higher with the bars turned down a bit will likely give you a much more comfortable ride.
I am 5'11". I ride a 56 in a road bike. I have road another 56 in a Trek 1200, a 54 in a Centurion Dave Scott, a 48 in a Bianchi Eros Tron Paint Version, and another Centurion that I can't remember the size. I have no use for drop bars, but I am not changing them. The bars turned down are not comfortable or I would not have them back.
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