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Old 02-13-19, 04:04 PM
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Serial numbers sometimes can throw us off.

We have a few fellow members on this forum whom worked at Trek. They've greatly filled in the blanks and our curiosities. Its also known that early on, employees in some departments would sometimes (and encouraged) to make their own frame. For some time, there were some not in the catalog offerings- riding around Madison WI. Santana is another that allowed the same.

Also wouldn't rule out a return frame in for repair warranty and Trek sent a new replacement. Speculation but perhaps the broken frame later repaired but not of course, for retail. Is it another reason for the fork variance? The question leads to the 1978 TX900 listed on eBay as posted above and its story. Where and how did the authorized Trek dealer get it and as sold in 1981?
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This may be a bit young for most of our tastes, BUT it is Italian, lugged (...well, except for the BB), Campy, quill stem (albeit hideous!) and celeste.
And it looks like has never been ridden

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RARE CELESTE BIANCHI EROS MADE IN ITALY W/CAMPY GROUP OUTSTANDING COND - $699 (Haverhill Massachusetts)






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Year: 2002

Make: Bianchi

Model: Eros

Type: Road, Road Racing, Triathlon, Marathon.

Origin: MADE IN ITALY

Size: 57cm

Colors: Celeste

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WHEELS AND TIRES

Rims.... 700c Campagnalo aluminum alloy deep wall

Hubs.... Campagnalo Mirage polished aluminum alloy

Axles.... Campagnalo quick release skewers

Tires: color matched 700 X 23C MICHELIN sport brand new never ridden on

Spoke Brand: Stainless steel, 14/15 ga. (2.0/1.8mm) double-butted

Spoke Nipples: Brass nipples

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Brakeset: Campagnolo Veloce dual pivot brakes, Campagnolo Mirage Ergo levers

Shift Levers: Campagnolo Mirage Ergo

UPGRADED new cables complete with white casings to match

Crankset: Campagnolo Mirage Triple, 30/42/52 teeth

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Saddle: BIANCHI Body fit comfort system desirable Celeste green model was new old stock (seat is worth $150.00 all day long)

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Handlebar Stem: ITM aluminum alloy

Handle bar tape...... TORELLI moda chunky white comfort brand new never used

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There's some decent listings in the KC area:

Miami Vice-ish Specialized Sirrus: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bi...813829903.html


Not vintage but inexpensive Fuji Touring: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bi...817680021.html


Kind of beat up Klein Pulse Comp: https://kansascity.craigslist.org/bi...807601094.html
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Trek 720 $220.00 So Cal Listed 53, maybe 20"


https://ventura.craigslist.org/bik/d...818434875.html

Looks pretty clean, maybe 1983
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Old 02-13-19, 06:06 PM
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Bike is gone already. Buyer supposed to pickup Saturday and seller told me I'm next in line if he backs out but what are the chances?
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Old 02-14-19, 10:46 AM
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2 OF Made In Japan Bridgestone Picnica 1980S VINTAGE Folding Bike(PAIR - $249 (Los Angeles)

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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Never look at craigslist when your on vacation. https://harrisburg.craigslist.org/bi...785136276.html

$850 posted a month ago. Wonder if he would take $600 cash.....

I bought a similar Burley (a Samba, basically the same bike but with flat bars and 26" wheels). This one is a year or two later than mine, I think, mine does not have disk tabs. Which would put it near the end. I wonder if this brake and shifter setup was original. Burley's drop bar conversion for the Samba had long pull aero levers and barcons, and the flat bar had SRAM grip shifters... that made it so they could use the same derailleurs and brakes for either handlebar. (Basic BF C&V drop bar MTB stuff!)
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Old 02-14-19, 05:24 PM
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Another TREK 720?

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Bike is gone already. Buyer supposed to pickup Saturday and seller told me I'm next in line if he backs out but what are the chances?
Seller texted me this morning saying that bike had been sold however, he had another one exactly like it only larger and he'd give me a good deal on it. So now, I have a 25" 1983 TREK 720 in rough condition sitting in the back of my car.

My dilemma is 1) I already have a 1984 TREK 720 in my size, fully upgraded/restored 2) 25" is too big for me and 3) I'm not in the mood for another project. So, do I restore and flip, do I flip as-is or do I find a larger rider here on BFs with a comparable 54-56cm touring/sport touring bike that's interested in trading. Honestly, I'd prefer the latter.

Anybody interested in trading for a 25" TREK 720, almost all original but in need of some TLC?

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Old 02-14-19, 08:38 PM
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Anybody interested in trading for a 25" TREK 720, almost all original but in need of some TLC?
FYI - 63cm Grail Bike for Trade?
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Old 02-14-19, 08:56 PM
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Originally Posted by tarsi View Post
Seller texted me this morning saying that bike had been sold however, he had another one exactly like it only larger and he'd give me a good deal on it. So now, I have a 25" 1983 TREK 720 in rough condition sitting in the back of my car. My dilemma is 1) I already have a 1984 TREK 720 in my size, fully upgraded/restored 2) 25" is too big for me and 3) I'm not in the mood for another project.
Don't buy?
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Old 02-15-19, 08:14 AM
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When I first scrolled to this I thought it was a RockCombo until I looked closer. But then I saw the zipties on the frame tubes and decided I was better off staying away from it

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Old 02-15-19, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
When I first scrolled to this I thought it was a RockCombo until I looked closer. But then I saw the zipties on the frame tubes and decided I was better off staying away from it

What's the big deal? It's for the computer.
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Old 02-15-19, 09:45 AM
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Originally Posted by tarsi View Post
Seller texted me this morning saying that bike had been sold however, he had another one exactly like it only larger and he'd give me a good deal on it. So now, I have a 25" 1983 TREK 720 in rough condition sitting in the back of my car.
Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531 View Post
Don't buy?
a little late for that, no?
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Old 02-15-19, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Fahrenheit531

Don't buy?


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and what fun would that be?

Now I can wake-up each morning to PMs from other BF members offering all kinds of bikes in my size that otherwise I'd never have access to. Got to grab the opportunities when you can and play them to your advantage. But that's just me...
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Old 02-15-19, 10:28 AM
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Nishiki Riviera Gt vintage touring - $100 (Best offer/Portsmouth nh)



Vintage nishiki Riviera with 3 pivot derailer. All original light to moderate use. Been sitting rear tire is warped $100/bo
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
What's the big deal? It's for the computer.
+1; didn't we just have this convo on another thread? I'm still where the idea came from that zip-ties are so , since, given this is the C&V section, at the time any bike that's relevant to this section was built, zip-ties were THE way to set up a computer. Granted, I would've done it a little tidier, bottom of the tube, not over the shifter, not covering the branding, etc.

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What's the big deal? It's for the computer.
I use some clear tape or electrical tape for keeping them in place. Only me?
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Old 02-15-19, 11:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 2cam16 View Post
What's the big deal? It's for the computer.
Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
+1; didn't we just have this convo on another thread? I'm still where the idea came from that zip-ties are so , since, given this is the C&V section, at the time any bike that's relevant to this section was built, zip-ties were THE way to set up a computer. Granted, I would've done it a little tidier, bottom of the tube, not over the shifter, not covering the branding, etc.
Exactly! It was a good natured elbow in the ribs to that earlier discussion. But would have been cool is this had been a seldom seen (not the band) RockCombo
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Old 02-15-19, 11:49 AM
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Opaque humor...I've been guilty of that. Loses something when you have to explain.
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^^^^^ +1; all the bandwidth and new "G"s in the world won't help us convey irony any better online. I shoulda passed this one through my "is this a joke?" filter.....

Anyway, dam-skippy that's a pretty bike; gotta resist the temptation to Email my nephew in KC.....

Re. tape, it leaves an icky sticky gooey mess.

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So pretty...

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This may be of interest to some, if they can overlook the fork...
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Those tires are awful! $575 seems high for an '89 model with a MSRP of $540ish It was a nice bike in it's day though
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