Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
Reload this Page >

1982 Trek 610 - Thoughts on Original Components

Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals. Use this subforum for all requests as to "How much is this vintage bike worth?"Do NOT try to sell it in here, use the Marketplaces.

1982 Trek 610 - Thoughts on Original Components

Old 06-17-19, 07:44 PM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 15

Bikes: 2001 Lemond Zurich, 2002 Lemond Poprad, 1993 Trek 520, 1986 Trek 560 Fixie

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
1982 Trek 610 - Thoughts on Original Components

Greetings. I just picked up a close to mint condition 1982 Trek 610 from the original owner. Frame is 21" (my size) and red in color. I was able to verify the year and model on the Vintage Trek site. It is bone stock. It even had all of those huge reflectors, front, rear and mounted on both spoked wheels.

I am looking for some thoughts on the quality of the stock components. My experience with older Trek bikes only goes back to Shimano 600 equipped from the mid-1980s. The bike has Dia-compe non-aero brake levers and calipers. It has a 3x6 drive train and down tube shifters. Shifters are marked "Suntour". Front and rear derailleur appears to say "Cyclone". Cranks are Sugino AT. Rims are 27 x 1-1/4" Rigida Made in France. Hubs say "Sunshine Gyromoste Japan", I think. I am assuming the stock components are decent and period correct for 1982. Thoughts?

Trek went to Shimano 600 on the Trek 610 Sport in 1984. Was the early eighties the end of Suntour components being installed on USA bikes?

Tires were incredibly dry rotted so I did not take it for a test ride. Sidewalls gave out under weight. I do have a 1984 steel frame Trek 560. Love the frame. I am hoping for something similar with the 610.

I have a new set of tires and tubes on order. I will be swapping the torn seat out with a Brooks Saddle and add new bar tape and hoods on the brake levers. Other than that my inclination is to leaving it mostly stock.

That said, I do prefer bar end shifter / barcons to the down tube shifters. I am assuming there is probably a Suntour barcons that would work with the current 3x9 drive train.

Thanks for any insights that you may have.
the_mahout is offline  
Old 06-17-19, 09:17 PM
lostarchitect's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 6,951

Bikes: See sig

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 40 Post(s)
Liked 29 Times in 20 Posts
IMO that Suntour Cyclone stuff is much better than the Shimano 600 of the period.
1964 JRJ (Bob Jackson), 1973 Wes Mason, 1974 Raleigh Gran Sport, 1986 Schwinn High Sierra, 2000ish Colian (Colin Laing), 2011 Dick Chafe, 2013 Velo Orange Pass Hunter
lostarchitect is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 06:42 AM
Thrifty Bill
wrk101's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Mountains of Western NC
Posts: 22,599

Bikes: 86 Katakura Silk, 87 Prologue X2, 88 Cimarron LE, 1975 Sekai 4000 Professional, 73 Paramount, plus more

Mentioned: 79 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 904 Post(s)
Liked 309 Times in 231 Posts
3x9? If you want to go that route with indexed rear shifting then you need to replace the old Suntour bits. Myself, I would stick with either 3x6 or maybe go 3x7 and go friction. 3x9 means new wheels of course too.

+10 That era Cyclone is better than the same era Shimano. Suntour was basically at their peak then.

Last edited by wrk101; 06-18-19 at 06:45 AM.
wrk101 is offline  
Old 06-18-19, 08:18 AM
Super Moderator
Homebrew01's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ffld Cnty Connecticut
Posts: 21,611

Bikes: Old Steelies I made, Old Cannondales

Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1038 Post(s)
Liked 435 Times in 317 Posts
Duplicate thread. Closed.
Bikes: Old steel race bikes, old Cannondale race bikes, less old Cannondale race bike, crappy old mtn bike.

FYI: https://www.bikeforums.net/forum-sugg...ad-please.html
Homebrew01 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Classic & Vintage
06-20-19 11:41 AM
trek 1200 newbi
Bicycle Mechanics
07-05-17 05:45 PM
Classic & Vintage
05-25-16 09:34 PM
Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals.
02-21-12 12:04 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.