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1980's Trek ID Help

Old 12-15-18, 07:26 PM
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1980's Trek ID Help



Large frame Trek with fairly long chainstays, Ishiwata Tubing, Dia Compe Side Pulls, Sun Tour Power Shifters, VX long cage RD, & semi-wrapped seatstay caps. I can't find anything
online that matches this particular decal. Seller is older & can't locate the serial #.

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Old 12-15-18, 08:13 PM
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Decal is certainly a replacement. If it's a contract built bike (Japan), the serial number may be at the base of the seat tube, versus on the bottom bracket shell.
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Old 12-16-18, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
Decal is certainly a replacement. If it's a contract built bike (Japan), the serial number may be at the base of the seat tube, versus on the bottom bracket shell.
I agree, the decal is a replacement. And based on the components, and the fact that only the 3 main tubes are Ishiwata, I believe this is either a late 70's or early 80's Trek 412. Thanks nesteel
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Old 12-16-18, 10:38 AM
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Looks like a 1978 510 (if riveted head badge)...have a 24in same in the keeper fleet. If it fits they are excellent, but underrated, frames.
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Agreed that the DT decal is unusual. Maybe you can match the components/frame color in the photo you have with the various years' Trek brochures on this site:

Vintage Trek Bicycle Catalogs and Bike Brochures, Fisher, Klein LeMond
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