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Trek 2500. Picked up yesterday and imagine the surprise.

Old 10-22-21, 09:50 AM
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Trek 2500. Picked up yesterday and imagine the surprise.

So while searching OfferUp under Dura-Ace, I stumbled onto an ad for a 1987 Trek. Pictures were not great. Blurry and foggy at best. Reached out to the seller and decided to make an offer prior to driving out. Drive to see the bike the next day and found a bike covered in about 30 years of dust. Bike was complete and seemed structurally sound. Perfect brake lever hood, brakes, front and rear mech痴. Beautiful Concor Supercorsa. 1987 Look pedals.

The decals and all perfect but could not really see the condition of the clear coat but figured it was good when I rubbed the dust with my finger and looked shiny. Bars wrapped in leather done in baseball stitch. Tires were terrible, still are. Need new tubulars. Fast forward two and a half hours of detailing at a park and I end up with a pristine 2500.

Zero scratches and beautifully bright components and flawless frameset.

The kicker about this deal if without expecting, I was given a duffle. Surprise! Brand new pd7400 pedals with toe clips and straps. New cleats for the pedals. Lightly used Rudy project glasses in new condition. Tools and the original purchase paperwork with the sale tag that hangs from handlebars when on display.





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Wowza! That's a beauty!
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So...Pristine Trek, New Pedals, Clips/Straps, Rudy Glasses, even Tools! But no Cap? You were robbed....Just Kidding, Great Deal, so you must have been very good lately. Don
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Wow, beautiful bike and great score!
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That is nice ! Score on the glasses too ! Big oversize shades are hot style now with the younger set (Pit vyper's, big retro Oakleys, etc)
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I actually like those 7400 pedals. I love the story behind my set, I found a right NOS complete pedal at my favorite thrift store and didn't find the left for at least 6 months. A couple weeks after finding it, I found the original pedal service wrench at a different thrift store across town.
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Wowza! That's a beauty!
Thanks!
I am now responsible for caring and looking after her. It would be an utter shame to let her fall from grace. I need to come up with a name for her🙂
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So...Pristine Trek, New Pedals, Clips/Straps, Rudy Glasses, even Tools! But no Cap? You were robbed....Just Kidding, Great Deal, so you must have been very good lately. Don
Right!? I need to cover my receding hairline. Cap would have been real nice. Now on the lookout for a NOS late 80s cap😀. I値l feel like in my senior year of high school. 😆
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Thanks!
I am now responsible for caring and looking after her. It would be an utter shame to let her fall from grace. I need to come up with a name for her🙂
Dusty.
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That is nice ! Score on the glasses too ! Big oversize shades are hot style now with the younger set (Pit vyper's, big retro Oakleys, etc)
Thanks! Maybe I値l ride with a cool Kangol hat like a hip hop dude from the 80痴. Wicky! wicky! wicky!
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
I actually like those 7400 pedals. I love the story behind my set, I found a right NOS complete pedal at my favorite thrift store and didn't find the left for at least 6 months. A couple weeks after finding it, I found the original pedal service wrench at a different thrift store across town.
PD7400 are nice. I have set with black plates and Alfredo Binda straps. Will use either set infrequently.
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Dusty.
Nice.
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I'd be almost afraid to ride it haha. Awesome find.
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Dusty.
Nice.
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I'd be almost afraid to ride it haha. Awesome find.
Same! My feelings exactly.
I知 building a couple of other bikes. Making another post for a Gianni Motta which I just laid paint onto today. Wet Sanding sanding, clear coating and decals this week.
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Thanks!
I am now responsible for caring and looking after her. It would be an utter shame to let her fall from grace. I need to come up with a name for her🙂
Uhmmm...... "Pristina"??
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BTW, take good care of those lever hoods..... they supposedly are unobtainium these days......
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Uhmmm...... "Pristina"??
Ooooooo!! Clever!
Awesome name!! Pristina it is! She値l be christened as such with some new chain lube😀😀 you値l get full credit for the name. 😎
Thanks Chombi!!

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BTW, take good care of those lever hoods..... they supposedly are unobtainium these days......
They sure are. My daughter is going to make some molds for me and I値l make them available at a very reasonable prices. Time for everyone to put their immaculate ones away and switch to some replicas as an insurance policy.
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Originally Posted by Dylansbob View Post
I actually like those 7400 pedals. I love the story behind my set, I found a right NOS complete pedal at my favorite thrift store and didn't find the left for at least 6 months. A couple weeks after finding it, I found the original pedal service wrench at a different thrift store across town.
Agreed, they're quite nice. The blind outboard axle end gives them better cornering clearance than just about any other pedal. Although they were marketed as a road pedal, that clearance made them popular as track pedals. I have a set on my fixed gear, for that reason. The service wrench was included with the pedals, but even after more than 30 years, I've never had to use it. Still smooth as silk. They came on the market right on the cusp of the clipless pedal revolution, and were only made for a few years.

N.B. the toeclips tend to run on the small side; I wear a size 41 shoe, and a medium clip was just barely long enough.
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Wow. at first I thought you purchased a garage queen. But looking at the rims you can tell it was actually ridden.. GREAT score!

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Agreed, they're quite nice. The blind outboard axle end gives them better cornering clearance than just about any other pedal. Although they were marketed as a road pedal, that clearance made them popular as track pedals. I have a set on my fixed gear, for that reason. The service wrench was included with the pedals, but even after more than 30 years, I've never had to use it. Still smooth as silk. They came on the market right on the cusp of the clipless pedal revolution, and were only made for a few years.

N.B. the toeclips tend to run on the small side; I wear a size 41 shoe, and a medium clip was just barely long enough.
That wrench is a must have and I don稚 have. I値l be on the lookout for one on EBay.
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Wow. at first I thought you purchased a garage queen. But looking at the rims you can tell it was actually ridden.. GREAT score!

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Yes. It was enjoyed in its day. The rims are Matrix tubular. I have a set of NOS Mavic MA40 that might be built using the current 7400 hubs. Quill might be swapped as well to a Cinelli 1R.
Thanks! I could not be happier.

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Wow congratulations! What an awesome find!
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Wow congratulations! What an awesome find!
Thanks! I kinda think theirs is my reward for bringing bikes that were thought off as lost causes by previous owners 😀😀😀😀So many seized seat posts, stems and bottom brackets😖😖😖
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