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1983 Trek 170 7-11 Team Bike Serial Number 70497


Hi Guys, Ive got this 56 cm Trek 170 rhat was ridden by Cindy Olavarri of Team 7-11. The bike has been repainted but the paint is very nice. It has a full Campy Super Record group dated 1982. Im going to sell it on Ebay but would like to know what Buy It Now price I should ask. Thanks in advance.

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Courtesy of David Hunter's flickr account.
edit: From 1985, so probably not the bike OP has posted. Sorry got excited
https://www.flickr.com/photos/tandemracer/58859330

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Is the top bike supposed to be the one in the bottom pic? Those look like different bikes. The forks/fork crowns look different. The top one looks like a bigger size frame as well.
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He's got a point ^^.
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Do you have the Campy alloy freewheel? Do you have the titanium axel pedals? Does it still have the titanium BB? Did the team bikes have three top tube cablr guides or was the third it added later? Do you have the super record chain rings? All thease things are goiing to affect the value. The way its pictured I would put $1500.00 on it and see what happens.. Last one on Ebay had $2500 + reserv and didn't sell but had all its titanium and alloy bits and original paint. I bought one in the summer for less than $1000 but has a mixture of generations af Dura Ace instead of Super Record and is original paint. Good luck on your sale.. My Guess is you will probly get $1200-1300 for it on Ebay the way it sits.
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Saddle caught my eye, .....
I don't think I ever saw a Turbo with Perforated cover AND SLG (Aluminum rail) combination.
That kinda makes it the top of the line Turbo.
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Is the OP sure the bike is a 170? It doesn't look much like a 170. Just asking. Maybe a 970 with different decals.

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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Is the top bike supposed to be the one in the bottom pic? Those look like different bikes. The forks/fork crowns look different. The top one looks like a bigger size frame as well.
The discrepancies are irrelevant because the subject bicycle is reportedly from 1983 while I'm pretty sure the picture is from 1985. Marianne Berglund is wearing a jersey with Centurion sponsorship but still riding her 1984 Raleigh. Berglund rode for Levi's-Raleigh during 1983-1984 but switched to Centurion-Texas Metros early in 1985, after Levi's-Raleigh cut sponsorship followng the 1984 L.A. Olympics.
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
I'm pretty sure the picture is from 1985.
Description in the flickr account says "about 1985", so you'd probably be correct.
Why does the bike in the race pic look like the top tube says "INN" (presumably SCHWINN) on the top tube?
If I were the seller, I'd want to have first hand documentation on the bike to show its provenance. Then again, others might not care and just be interested in the frame/components.
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Old 01-21-19, 11:23 AM
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Trek 170 Photo Gallery by Randy Nelson at pbase.com


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Originally Posted by Espo3909 View Post

Hi Guys, Ive got this 56 cm Trek 170 rhat was ridden by Cindy Olavarri of Team 7-11. The bike has been repainted but the paint is very nice. It has a full Campy Super Record group dated 1982. Im going to sell it on Ebay but would like to know what Buy It Now price I should ask. Thanks in advance.​​​​​​​
Check the serial number against the lists at Vintage-Trek.com before you sell to make sure it is indeed a 170. Seatstay cluster looks all wrong.
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Are these Professional riders or Cat 2 riders? Not all Cat 2 riders were lucky enough to get free team frames so they rode what they had. Some would even simply repaint a frame they had to match what the team was riding.

Anyone know where that pic was taken? Would a Cat 2 rider have aero brake levers in '85?

I don't know the Trek lineud that well but wouldn't a 170 be a lowerend bike/frame?

Last question, would the OP be better off selling that CampI NR/SR Triple crank separately?
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Bianchigirll: A 170 Trek is the top of the line. Reynolds 753 F/F, all Campagnolo Super Recod, including the Ti pedals and BB and the alloy Campy freewheel, north of $2000 in 83.. Trek only made about 260 of them in 3 years.
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Originally Posted by trainman999 View Post
Bianchigirll: A 170 Trek is the top of the line. Reynolds 753 F/F, all Campagnolo Super Recod, including the Ti pedals and BB and the alloy Campy freewheel, north of $2000 in 83.. Trek only made about 260 of them in 3 years.
The link I provided up thread has the production numbers.
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Looks a lot like a 1983 760. Seat post bolt, fork crown, rear dropouts.



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I just did a Google search and that was the only photo I could find. Sorry for the confusion, I got excited by the words "team bike", "Trek 170" and "7-11". Doesn't look to be a 170, and either way I'd think a repaint would completely kill the provenance value.
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Originally Posted by seypat View Post
Is the OP sure the bike is a 170? It doesn't look much like a 170. Just asking. Maybe a 970 with different decals.
I've had a 970 go through my hands and held a 170. Super record. Similiar model name. Might have gotten confusing in the change of hands. I think you might be right. Serial number should clear it up. Still a pretty desirable high end TREK.
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1983 TREK170- Serial Nimber is 70497

Sorry I left out the serial number and caused so much confusion for some- this bike is clearly what I stated it to be, it was ridden by Cindy Olavarri.
Originally Posted by Espo3909 View Post

Hi Guys, Ive got this 56 cm Trek 170 rhat was ridden by Cindy Olavarri of Team 7-11. The bike has been repainted but the paint is very nice. It has a full Campy Super Record group dated 1982. Im going to sell it on Ebay but would like to know what Buy It Now price I should ask. Thanks in advance.
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The discrepancies are irrelevant because the subject bicycle is reportedly from 1983 while I'm pretty sure the picture is from 1985. Marianne Berglund is wearing a jersey with Centurion sponsorship but still riding her 1984 Raleigh. Berglund rode for Levi's-Raleigh during 1983-1984 but switched to Centurion-Texas Metros early in 1985, after Levi's-Raleigh cut sponsorship followng the 1984 L.A. Olympics.
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Originally Posted by Espo3909 View Post
Sorry I left out the serial number and caused so much confusion for some- this bike is clearly what I stated it to be, it was ridden by Cindy Olavarri.


Comparing the two frames, you'll understand our confusion. That team frame was built using neither the socketed seat stay lug, or the trident fork crown that the "normal" 170's received. Both were VERY distinctive items in '83.
Do you have any form of documentation to prove provenance?
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If that is the case, then the bike is a rarity....among rarities. Maybe John D can pop in and flesh out the details.

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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
Description in the flickr account says "about 1985", so you'd probably be correct.

Why does the bike in the race pic look like the top tube says "INN" (presumably SCHWINN) on the top tube?

If I were the seller, I'd want to have first hand documentation on the bike to show its provenance. Then again, others might not care and just be interested in the frame/components.

You may be correct about it being a Schwinn. The Schwinn team bicycles were blue and the down tube decal does appear to the red, white and blue version that Schwin used during this time. I don't even think it's Olvarri but somebody who moved from Scwinn to 7-Eleven. Like Levi's-Raleigh, Schwinn and other women's teams suffered from inadequate funding after the L.A. Olympics. Olavarri quietly retired very early in 1985, ostensibly from ankle ligament damage.
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I did some 'internet research' on Ms. Olavarri, wow, some sad history there.
Every pic I was able to find shows her on a Trek, with some differences from the bike shown in the first pic.
Also said she didn't race after 1984?

How about the OP post some more/better/close up pics of the bike. Also, why does the OP's bike show a Reynolds 753 sticker?

I agree that @JohnDThompson might be of assistance in this thread.
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Originally Posted by nesteel View Post
Comparing the two frames, you'll understand our confusion. That team frame was built using neither the socketed seat stay lug, or the trident fork crown that the "normal" 170's received. Both were VERY distinctive items in '83.
Do you have any form of documentation to prove provenance?
It's hard to be certain from just the single photo provided, but it appears to be consistent with early model 170 frames, including the team frames. These did not use either the socketed seat lug or the Tange "Trident" fork crown found on later frames. The picture does seem to show features consistent with an early 170 frame, including Tange "bikini" lugs and a re-worked Ishiwata SCM fork crown, neither of which were used on other Trek frames.

But more pictures would be very helpful.
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post

How about the OP post some more/better/close up pics of the bike. Also, why does the OP's bike show a Reynolds 753 sticker?
Because the 170's were built using Reynolds 753.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
It's hard to be certain from just the single photo provided, but it appears to be consistent with early model 170 frames, including the team frames. These did not use either the socketed seat lug or the Tange "Trident" fork crown found on later frames. The picture does seem to show features consistent with an early 170 frame, including Tange "bikini" lugs and a re-worked Ishiwata SCM fork crown, neither of which were used on other Trek frames.

But more pictures would be very helpful.
Thanks for the clarification on the early 170's John.
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