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Another bike followed me home. RARE 83 TREK 970

Old 03-31-22, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
1982 75x and 95x models have been on my want list for a while. LOVE the white paint and contrasting panels. If they're anything like my 970, the yellow is actually painted, and the "TREK" is it's own lettering along with the red-to-yellow transitions being garnished with decals as well.
Yes, the 7nn and 9nn frames had painted panels; the lower models used a panel decal on the seat tube.
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Old 03-31-22, 07:43 AM
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Great score! What should you do with it you ask? Clean it, grease it, inflate it, and ride it until the wheels fall off. I love my pink 770.
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Originally Posted by jjhabbs View Post
...It is a 58 C to T. But, the head tube is shorter by a half an inch compared to any other 58 I have. What gives!!! LOL

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The relative length of the head tube (of two bikes having identical seat tube lengths) is directly affected by the fork's axle-to-crown length as well as by the bottom bracket drop dimension.
So (assuming that the top tube is level), the fork is long and/or the bottom bracket is low on this one.
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Old 03-31-22, 11:39 AM
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I rode one of these for a few years. To me, it was their best racy steel design--could clear 32c tires, chainstays were a little longer than the fashion of the time. To me, the shorter, quicker 760/770 that followed were downgrades as they were less versatile bikes.
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Old 04-01-22, 02:11 PM
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what model is it, that has the same paint job, but is made out of Reynolds 531?
a few more pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzJ2Ap
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Old 04-01-22, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson View Post
Yes, they were essentially the same frame, but different tubing. 7nn=Reynolds 531;9nn=Columbus SL/SP (depending on frame size).
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Old 04-01-22, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by hazetguy View Post
what model is it, that has the same paint job, but is made out of Reynolds 531?
a few more pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzJ2Ap
sn A6F8AO1

That's a model 750. Early production, with Shimano UF dropouts, later production used Campagnolo 1010B.
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Old 04-01-22, 04:13 PM
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Great, thanks for the information!
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