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Old 08-01-17, 10:43 AM
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Can anyone one identify this Trek?

It's been converted to a single speed. I'm trying to get more pictures
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Old 08-01-17, 10:46 AM
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Not really possible to tell with one pic like this. The serial number will tell you everything you need to know; all the info you need is on the vintage Trek website.

If buying this bike looks beat and the replacement fork is a possible sign of a crash.
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Seller is doing for 10$, It's the only reason I considered it. I'm trying to squeeze out any extra info on the bike I can get. Nice spot on the fork man, I wouldn't've caught that.
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As for the serial number.
Then look up on the Stolen Bikes Registry.

The serial number may give you an indication of the year and model.

Vintage Trek Bicycle Frame Serial Numbers, bike
Trek Bike Models by Year and Color
Vintage Trek - Steel Road Bike Timeline, Trek Bicycle Corporation

According to the timeline, cables were routed above the bottom bracket on or before 1982.
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Just as a guess I'd say it's maybe a 1980 Trek 412/414. I think the lack of brazed on top tube cable guides indicates that it's one of these lower end models. The seat tube decal points to it being pre-1981. I agree with bikemig about the fork.
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Ah, the classic double-crank single-speed.
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Originally Posted by ecnewell View Post
Ah, the classic double-crank single-speed.

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Seller is doing for 10$, It's the only reason I considered it. I'm trying to squeeze out any extra info on the bike I can get. Nice spot on the fork man, I wouldn't've caught that.
I'd buy it for $10 as long as I wasn't concerned about the bike being stolen. The price is a little too good even for a bike this beat.
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Do You know where to locate the serial number?
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it is under the bottom bracket.
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Old 08-01-17, 05:28 PM
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You seem to be correct, the model # begins with an M and points to it being a 412 or possibly a 414
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Old 08-01-17, 05:35 PM
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Thanks, found it, seems to be trek 412 1980. Gonna check it against the stolen registry to make sure.
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Oh, I forgot the mention the seller actually just had the front and back derailleur removed. It wasn't actually replaced with a single sprocket freewheel. I wish he hadn't've done that though.
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