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'84 Trek 620 flat bar neo-retro

Old 07-17-17, 11:58 PM
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'84 Trek 620 flat bar neo-retro

I haven't visited this site in quite a while (last log in was 11/16). I had a hard time accessing the site after the upgrade because we were having problems with the internet here at work. But the IT guys recently found the problem so I'm back in business.

Over the winter I built an '84 Trek 620. I have several other bikes most of which are drop bar road bikes and I felt like building a flat bar bike that I could use for road touring and maybe some bikepacking. I found this pretty much unused Trek on eBay for $350. I decided to ditch the Sachs Hurret drivetrain and go for a modern setup including Shimano 105 flatbar shifters, 105 front derailleur, 105 10 speed 12-28 cassette, Tiagra rear derailleur and Tiagra triple crankset. I kept the original Diacompe brakes because frankly I had no choice. The cantilever mounts are so close together they will not accommodate modern canti brakes. The riser bar came from an older Specialized Hard Rock and I found a fork from an '83 Trek 720 that had front rack mounts to replace the original fork. I rebuilt the wheels with Shimano Sante' hubs that had been modified to accept an ultraglide freehub so I could run the 10 speed cassette. I kept the original Advocet Touring saddle and Jim Blackburn rack and water bottle cages.

I've used the bike for commuting and for 1 fully loaded ride from Sacramento to my home in Fremont, Ca. I've really enjoyed the bike so far and would like to take it out on some fire roads for a bikepacking adventure when I get a chance.









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Originally Posted by eastbay71 View Post
I haven't visited this site in quite a while (last log in was 11/16). I had a hard time accessing the site after the upgrade because we were having problems with the internet here at work. But the IT guys recently found the problem so I'm back in business.

Over the winter I built an '84 Trek 620. I have several other bikes most of which are drop bar road bikes and I felt like building a flat bar bike that I could use for road touring and maybe some bikepacking. I found this pretty much unused Trek on eBay for $350. I decided to ditch the Sachs Hurret drivetrain and go for a modern setup including Shimano 105 flatbar shifters, 105 front derailleur, 105 10 speed 12-28 cassette, Tiagra rear derailleur and Tiagra triple crankset. I kept the original Diacompe brakes because frankly I had no choice. The cantilever mounts are so close together they will not accommodate modern canti brakes. The riser bar came from an older Specialized Hard Rock and I found a fork from an '83 Trek 720 that had front rack mounts to replace the original fork. I rebuilt the wheels with Shimano Sante' hubs that had been modified to accept an ultraglide freehub so I could run the 10 speed cassette. I kept the original Advocet Touring saddle and Jim Blackburn rack and water bottle cages.

I've used the bike for commuting and for 1 fully loaded ride from Sacramento to my home in Fremont, Ca. I've really enjoyed the bike so far and would like to take it out on some fire roads for a bikepacking adventure when I get a chance.

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Oh that is unfortunate! How do folks typically post photos now? I'm certainly not paying $399
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Oh that is unfortunate! How do folks typically post photos now? I'm certainly not paying $399
Flickr, Google Photos, Ipernity, Imgur. There are plenty of choices.
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