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Another One Has to Go: 1979 Trek 710 Frameset, 24 inch size, full Reynolds 531

Old 10-30-15, 02:37 PM
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Another One Has to Go: 1979 Trek 710 Frameset, 24 inch size, full Reynolds 531

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If this one fit, I would keep for sure. Pretty hard to find 1979 Trek 710, serial # H4D9Bii (ii = number that is on the frame). Can look that up on vintage Trek site, shows it is a 24 inch Trek 710, made in April 1979.

No dents or dings, no rust. Some scrapes here and there. I picked this up several years ago, its one of those bikes I never finished (came to me missing most of its original parts).

BB not included, I will remove it prior to shipping. I also don't have all the HS parts, OK, they should be around here somewhere, but doubtful I can find them. I'll look.

Part of the 2015 workshop purge.

$200 plus $40 to pack and ship east of the Rockies, $45 west of the Rockies.

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Right up my alley, but poor right now! Someone needs to buy this before I get in trouble. I nearly went broke buying bike parts last week, ,,,,BD

Lets see, honey colored leather look wrap and a honey B-17, clear housing, GS Campy group from the silver Comp GS....See that's how it starts in my mind.....
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Old 10-30-15, 09:28 PM
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Hmmm.... Can someone give enlighten me on this bike? Is it more of a tourer or racer? What makes it interesting?

i know very little about vintage Treks so thank you for any insight.
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Old 10-30-15, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by plonz View Post
Hmmm.... Can someone give enlighten me on this bike? Is it more of a tourer or racer? What makes it interesting?

i know very little about vintage Treks so thank you for any insight.
I think it's classified as a sports tourer. a little more agile and "fast" than true tourers, but a lot more forgiving and utilitarian compared to racers. I built mine up as a randonneur with fenders and 28 tires (32s wont fit).

Trek 531 tourers are pretty much the gold standard.
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It's an early Trek frame made of 531. That and Imron paint, Campy dropouts, and so on. That's what make it interesting to me?,,,,BD
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Nice bike. I have its cousin, the 910. Same color and the one bike I'll likely keep forever. The guy I bought it from contacted me a year after I bought it to buy it back. I said no thank you.
Good luck with the sale.
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Originally Posted by zazenzach View Post
I think it's classified as a sports tourer. a little more agile and "fast" than true tourers, but a lot more forgiving and utilitarian compared to racers. I built mine up as a randonneur with fenders and 28 tires (32s wont fit).
I'll bet 38's would fit with a 650b conversion...

Yet another lovely bike, wrk101.
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If anyone is sitting on the fence trying to decide whether or not to buy this, don't wait. I took Bill's advice and kept the early steel Trek I found. Very glad I did.
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@rhm needs another one.
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@rhm needs another one.
No, he's already got one. It's veddy nass. You should get it for @TimmyT, he doesn't have anything quite like this.
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No, he's already got one. It's veddy nass. You should get it for @TimmyT, he doesn't have anything quite like this.
I can bring it to you....
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I am am squarely perched atop said fence. I'm not much of a touring bike guy and I already have a Specialized Expedition project that fits the touring slot. This is one good looking frame though...

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If anyone is sitting on the fence trying to decide whether or not to buy this, don't wait. I took Bill's advice and kept the early steel Trek I found. Very glad I did.
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No, he's already got one. It's veddy nass. You should get it for @TimmyT, he doesn't have anything quite like this.
Too small. I had a 24" Trek once upon a time.
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Too small. I had a 24" Trek once upon a time.
I thought that was your Trac bike:

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I have a '81 710 and love it. It's the usual Trek pewter so if I didn't have this category already filled I would be on this since it's my size and blue. Throw some 32's on it and a modern group and yeeeehaawwwww or some similar statement.
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Just to add another positive story to Bill's ad, here's my 81 (ish) 710 when I had it built up w/ 10spd barend shifters. It's currently undergoing a refurb w/ all early Cyclone and early Superbe. It's a fantastic bike and will not be sold
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Dangit!! This 61cm Trek and a 63cm PX10 for sale at the same time!! I need neither, but want them both!
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Heck I'm almost ready to buy a pair of elevator shoes so I can ride that 710.
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I was on the fence with this one.
If the deal falls through let me know.
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Mark this one SOLD. Many thanks.

I have now moved 67 to new homes this year, raised my goal to 70. Stay tuned for more!! Typical year is 30 +/-. Been trying to get my inventory to a lower, more sustainable number. Hopefully 2016 will be back to normal.
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Bill's bikes are hard to resist and he's great to work with, I highly recommend him. Looking forward to meeting my future randonneur!
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Looking forward to meeting my future randonneur!

You bought it? I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
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It'll be until spring, but my thoughts are a "made in 'Merica" 650b randonneur.
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It'll be until spring, but my thoughts are a "made in 'Merica" 650b randonneur.
Yeah, I figured and that is why I am interested. I picked up a similar (but not quite as cool) 616 and I have similar designs on it.
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I'll be sure to post it when I get it built.

Anybody know of a font that matches that vintage Trek decal? I have some ideas...
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