Notices
Classic and Vintage Sales Private Sales Only, no online storefronts. All prices must be quoted, we are not an auction site.

1982 21" Trek 720 frame

Old 03-19-19, 04:58 AM
  #1  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
SOLD!!! 1982 21" Trek 720 frame FS or trade for Raleigh Competition frame

SOLD!!

1982 21" Trek 720 frame, fork headset and rack. Also looking for a 23 1/2 early 70's Raleigh Competition frame as a long shot trade...

Bike has 2 small dents, one on top tube and one on bottom of the down tube and a deformed cable holder. The paint has plenty of chips scratched and rubs, but no rust. Comes with Blackburn rear rack.

This is the caliper brake version, which makes it a good candidate for a 650b conversion.

Additional pictures here: Trek 720



Frame will be fully pipe wrapped and will ship in a proper frame box.


Price Drop

Now Asking $225 plus actual shipping

Delivery may be available within the DC and NYC corridor.





Last edited by bark_eater; 06-19-20 at 07:47 AM.
bark_eater is offline  
Old 03-19-19, 07:06 AM
  #2  
SamSpade1941 
Senior Member
 
SamSpade1941's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 839
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 483 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 45 Posts
can you tell me what the seat tube and top tube measurements are ? is it an actual 21 inches or is it slightly larger in the seat tube ?
SamSpade1941 is offline  
Old 03-19-19, 08:04 AM
  #3  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
Looks to be 53 cm square. Seat tube is 51.5 cm center to center.

So slightly smaller than 21"

Last edited by bark_eater; 03-19-19 at 09:26 AM.
bark_eater is offline  
Old 03-19-19, 09:28 AM
  #4  
SamSpade1941 
Senior Member
 
SamSpade1941's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 839
Mentioned: 12 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 483 Post(s)
Liked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Thank you ... that will end up being too small for me ..

good of luck with sale ... someone will be getting a gem
SamSpade1941 is offline  
Old 03-19-19, 09:47 AM
  #5  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
Thanks for the interest. The next size up measures out to 22.5 inches square (I think?)
bark_eater is offline  
Old 03-19-19, 11:15 AM
  #6  
amerikaner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: SoCal
Posts: 71

Bikes: Bikes: 1979 Trek 930, 1979 Trek 710, 1996 Trek 970, 2000 Merlin Extralight, 2005 Merlin Agilis Framesets: 1980 Trek 410, 1981 Trek 610, 1984 Trek 400, (2x) 1985 Trek 600

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Do you have pics of the dents? Also, how deformed is the cable holder...looks ok from the pictures.
amerikaner is offline  
Old 03-19-19, 12:12 PM
  #7  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
I put some pictures here: Trek 720
bark_eater is offline  
Old 03-19-19, 02:42 PM
  #8  
amerikaner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: SoCal
Posts: 71

Bikes: Bikes: 1979 Trek 930, 1979 Trek 710, 1996 Trek 970, 2000 Merlin Extralight, 2005 Merlin Agilis Framesets: 1980 Trek 410, 1981 Trek 610, 1984 Trek 400, (2x) 1985 Trek 600

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 6 Times in 4 Posts
Originally Posted by bark_eater View Post
I put some pictures here: Trek 720
Thanks, can barely notice them in the pics. Tempting, but got too many projects right now. GLWS.
amerikaner is offline  
Old 04-01-19, 02:54 PM
  #9  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
Bump...
bark_eater is offline  
Old 04-19-19, 03:25 AM
  #10  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
Baddabump...
bark_eater is offline  
Old 05-24-19, 08:31 AM
  #11  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
How about $225?
bark_eater is offline  
Old 05-24-19, 01:16 PM
  #12  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
Delivery may be available within the DC and NYC corridor.
bark_eater is offline  
Old 05-29-19, 03:50 PM
  #13  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 12,124

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2024 Post(s)
Liked 351 Times in 243 Posts
How is this even still here? If I didn't already have a 720, this would have been gone 2 months ago...
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jiggliní huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 09-14-19, 06:11 AM
  #14  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
bump'n..
bark_eater is offline  
Old 09-14-19, 09:35 AM
  #15  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 12,124

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2024 Post(s)
Liked 351 Times in 243 Posts
Once again, I iterate "how is this still for sale?"
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jiggliní huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 10:37 AM
  #16  
wesley77803
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Texas
Posts: 7

Bikes: 1989 Trek 660, 1985 Trek 620

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Once again, I iterate "how is this still for sale?"
It is a 21". A 1985 720 frame in size 22.5" sold for $400 on ebay (shipping included). At the same time a complete 83 size 24" with a travel case went unsold at $450 + $150 for shipping. It was relisted at $400 and sold for $425. Note that the travel case is normally listed for about $200 on ebay.
wesley77803 is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 01:00 PM
  #17  
The Golden Boy 
Extraordinary Magnitude
 
The Golden Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Waukesha WI
Posts: 12,124

Bikes: 1978 Trek TX700; 1978/79 Trek 736; 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport; 1984 Schwinn Voyageur SP; 1985 Trek 620; 1985 Trek 720; 1986 Trek 400 Elance; 1987 Schwinn High Sierra; 1990 Miyata 1000LT

Mentioned: 76 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2024 Post(s)
Liked 351 Times in 243 Posts
Originally Posted by wesley77803 View Post
It is a 21". A 1985 720 frame in size 22.5" sold for $400 on ebay (shipping included). At the same time a complete 83 size 24" with a travel case went unsold at $450 + $150 for shipping. It was relisted at $400 and sold for $425. Note that the travel case is normally listed for about $200 on ebay.
It's not so much what the bike generally sells for, it's what the bike actually IS.

I personally think the 85 model frame is the 'ultimate' 720. Of course, I'm biased as I ride a 21" and have a 21" 85 720.

HOWEVER, this is the one year of the 720 without canti studs. Which, in terms of today's line of thinking, this is the one bike that'll easily be converted to 650Bs. This is the only year and model of bike with a full 531/531 frame without canti studs with 47cm chainstays. Add in the early barn Trek 'mystique' and that's what makes this bike so appealing.

Maybe it's true that the touring bike "craze" is over- but it seems the 650B/wide tire thing is still in full effect, hence my surprise that this bike hasn't sold.
__________________
*Recipient of the 2006 Time Magazine "Person Of The Year" Award*

Commence to jiggliní huh?!?!

"But hey, always love to hear from opinionated amateurs." -says some guy to Mr. Marshall.
The Golden Boy is offline  
Old 09-29-19, 11:35 PM
  #18  
deux jambes 
Senior Member
 
deux jambes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 1,007
Mentioned: 56 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 477 Post(s)
Liked 273 Times in 154 Posts
Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Maybe it's true that the touring bike "craze" is over- but it seems the 650B/wide tire thing is still in full effect, hence my surprise that this bike hasn't sold.
If there are trends or crazes involved with owning/riding C&V bikes today, Iím glad Iím unaware of them. As for not running with Cantu brakes, a 650B builds seem pretty right on, and Iíll mention too that a 700c conversation utilizing quality sidepull calipers & pads is in my opinion nothing to sneeze at either. In fact, if I hadnít just finished such a build & was looking for a kick ass frame to start one with, for relaxed riding & the ability to tour, Iíd be trying to procure this Trek myself.

Iím scratching my head too... why hasnít this frame sold?
deux jambes is offline  
Old 11-11-19, 09:06 AM
  #19  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
bump...
bark_eater is offline  
Old 11-11-19, 11:07 AM
  #20  
GrainBrain
Senior Member
 
GrainBrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Central Io-way
Posts: 1,524

Bikes: LeMond Zurich, Giant Talon 29er

Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 840 Post(s)
Liked 147 Times in 107 Posts
Wow really still for sale? How big of a tire on a 700c wheel do you think would fit?
GrainBrain is offline  
Old 11-11-19, 11:26 AM
  #21  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
Haven't tried. Plenty of room with 27x1.25 tires though.
bark_eater is offline  
Old 01-22-20, 02:13 PM
  #22  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
Badabing, Bababump....
bark_eater is offline  
Old 01-22-20, 02:25 PM
  #23  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 17,036

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 140 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4524 Post(s)
Liked 824 Times in 584 Posts
Originally Posted by GrainBrain View Post
Wow really still for sale? How big of a tire on a 700c wheel do you think would fit?
It will likely top out at 32c and maybe a 35. I'm running 32c with fenders on mine but it's tight.
bikemig is online now  
Old 02-12-20, 01:53 PM
  #24  
bark_eater 
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 889

Bikes: Road ready: 1993 Koga Miyata City Liner Touring Hybrid, 1989 Centurion Sport DLX, "I Blame GP" Bridgestone CB-1. Projects: Yea, I got a problem....

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 295 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 61 Posts
For the love of...Bump
bark_eater is offline  
Old 02-12-20, 04:46 PM
  #25  
thumpism 
Bikes are okay, I guess.
 
thumpism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 5,977

Bikes: Waterford Paramount Touring, Trek 510 city build, Giant CFM-2, Raleigh Sports 3-speeds in M23 & L23, Schwinn Cimarron oddball build, Marin Palisades Trail dropbar conversion, Nishiki Cresta GT

Mentioned: 48 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1724 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 451 Times in 318 Posts
Seriously, you people should be ashamed of yourselves. Can't find one in my size, but nobody will buy this one.
thumpism is offline  
Likes For thumpism:

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.