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Old 01-31-24, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by jPrichard10

And last, my wife's 510, all powder coated up. I got this frame from @thumpism a few years back and it's finally near completion!
Nice 510. It must have had canti posts and mid-for eyelets brazed on? Sheís a looker!
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I guess a lot of you know of my stroke of luck finding a 720 that fits me perfectly. When it's all pretty again, I WILL be posting it here. It won't be VERY different, but that ridiculous saddle will be gone, fresh wrap, etc.,,,,BD

This is the before... After will be a few weeks from now, since it is still dark when I get home, and weekend time is limited.

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Originally Posted by Bikedued
I guess a lot of you know of my stroke of luck finding a 720 that fits me perfectly. When it's all pretty again, I WILL be posting it here. It won't be VERY different, but that ridiculous saddle will be gone, fresh wrap, etc.,,,,BD

This is the before... After will be a few weeks from now, since it is still dark when I get home, and weekend time is limited.

I know from the other thread you got an insane deal! And some really wild/cool parts on that thing. Going to be a stunner when it's all cleaned up.
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Lucky FB Marketplace find.

Update: I emailed Trek, and they did confirm it was a 170 team bike, but sadly they donít have records of who it was made for like I was hoping.

I was cruising FB Marketplace and saw a fuzzy, distant picture of what looked like an old Trek for $50. It looked like possible Campy parts, so I rushed to the seller and was surprised to see Reynolds 753 stickers and a weird mish-mash of Campy parts. From the Vintage Trek website, the serial number seems to indicate itís a 1985 team bike. Here are photos of the bare frame. There is an interesting script letter K on the BB shell.






Cool chain hanger.






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Originally Posted by Chongo
Update: I emailed Trek, and they did confirm it was a 170 team bike, but sadly they donít have records of who it was made for like I was hoping.

I was cruising FB Marketplace and saw a fuzzy, distant picture of what looked like an old Trek for $50. It looked like possible Campy parts, so I rushed to the seller and was surprised to see Reynolds 753 stickers and a weird mish-mash of Campy parts. From the Vintage Trek website, the serial number seems to indicate itís a 1985 team bike. Here are photos of the bare frame. There is an interesting script letter K on the BB shell.






Cool chain hanger.





Very nice catchvery rare 753road frame
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Very cool!
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Originally Posted by Chongo
Update: I emailed Trek, and they did confirm it was a 170 team bike, but sadly they donít have records of who it was made for like I was hoping.

I was cruising FB Marketplace and saw a fuzzy, distant picture of what looked like an old Trek for $50. It looked like possible Campy parts, so I rushed to the seller and was surprised to see Reynolds 753 stickers and a weird mish-mash of Campy parts. From the Vintage Trek website, the serial number seems to indicate itís a 1985 team bike. Here are photos of the bare frame. There is an interesting script letter K on the BB shell.

Bravo!!

Now, the most important question - does it fit?

JohnDThompson built these and I think he said two others did. If anyone would know, he would.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Bravo!!

Now, the most important question - does it fit?

JohnDThompson built these and I think he said two others did. If anyone would know, he would.
Sadly itís too big. Iím a short guy. The frame is is about 20.5 in c-t.
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
Bravo!!

Now, the most important question - does it fit?

JohnDThompson built these and I think he said two others did. If anyone would know, he would.
Iíve tried messaging him on FB, he may not read his messages. Iíll try tagging him.
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Originally Posted by Chongo
Iíve tried messaging him on FB, he may not read his messages. Iíll try tagging him.
If you want to try making it work, I 100% support it. If you want to hang it on your wall to view it as art, I 100% support it.

If you eventually think you may pass it on to someone that could appreciate it, please let me know. One of these has been on my low-key grail list for a few years.

Thank you so much for sharing with us!
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Originally Posted by AdventureManCO
If you want to try making it work, I 100% support it. If you want to hang it on your wall to view it as art, I 100% support it.

If you eventually think you may pass it on to someone that could appreciate it, please let me know. One of these has been on my low-key grail list for a few years.

Thank you so much for sharing with us!

Thanks! Iíll keep you in mind.
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Frame looks larger than 20.5" to my untrained eye. Serial number look-up on vintage-trek.com might shed some light.
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The Good: Got a good deal on a Trek 510 in my size with a full campy group (less a front wheel)!




The Bad: It's Campy Nuovo Gran sport




The Ugly:





The Gran sport group will sell for what I paid for the bike, so the frame is free anyway. May do some light riding on it anyway, or maybe repair someday?

Anyway, I got a free Avocet racing saddle and Cinelli cockpit out of it!
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I missed the 'The Ugly' part of your post initially, so it sort of read more like this:

Originally Posted by jPrichard10
The Good: Got a good deal on a Trek 510 in my size!





The Bad: It's Campy Nuovo Gran sport


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...which made me laugh, thinking 'whoa just how bad can Nuovo Gran Sport be??'


Nice score!
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I missed the 'The Ugly' part of your post initially, so it sort of read more like this:



...which made me laugh, thinking 'whoa just how bad can Nuovo Gran Sport be??'


Nice score!
If it weren't for resale value, Gran Sport would be my absolute least favorite discovery on a vintage Trek.

But I also wouldn't have bought the bike if it was the DŪa Compe/Suntour Vx groupset, unless it were quite a bit cheaper.
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Originally Posted by jPrichard10
The Good: Got a good deal on a Trek 510 in my sizeÖ

The Ugly:



The Gran sport group will sell for what I paid for the bike, so the frame is free anyway. May do some light riding on it anyway, or maybe repair someday?​​​​
Probably hard to just by looking, but is the fork salvageable? Probably not after whatever collision caused the frame damage?
What a shame.
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Rub some dirt on it, it’ll be fine.

They can buff that out, no problem.

Man up.

Quit being such a Nancy.

What’s the worst could happen?
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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Probably hard to just by looking, but is the fork salvageable? Probably not after whatever collision caused the frame damage?
What a shame.

​​​​​​I keep checking the fork, and while it would be hard at this stage to see if the fork blades are aligned (they look right to me) I can't see any damage on it. I'm wondering about pulling the crown race to see if the steerer has separated at all, but I don't feel any flex in it either.

It was obviously a bad enough crash to ruin the front wheel, since it's the only thing missing in an entire (and quite pristine) groupset), so I'd be quite surprised if I didn't eventually find some damage to the fork, but nothing's apparent to me yet.
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That is an incredibly cool bike, great score. I had no idea Trek even made 753 frames and I consider myself a fan of Treks! Do keep us updated on your plans, I'd love to see this bike refurbed and on the road again.
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Needed another bike like a hole in the head but... it will be a 2024 spring/summer project.
Serial# is marked as a 77 TX500. Not quite sure about the fork though.





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My first Trek. Nothing great but should be a fun rider.


Wheels in amazing shape. The rear is Mavic MA40 on a Shimano sealed bearing hub. The front is an MA2 rim on a King Kong KK hub.



KK skewer


Plastic skewer nut says King Kong Mfg

KK symbol is kind of hard to see
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That is an incredibly cool bike, great score. I had no idea Trek even made 753 frames and I consider myself a fan of Treks! Do keep us updated on your plans, I'd love to see this bike refurbed and on the road again.
Thanks! I plan on restoring it. It deserves it.
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Needed another bike like a hole in the head but... it will be a 2024 spring/summer project.
Serial# is marked as a 77 TX500. Not quite sure about the fork though.






Great color on that bike.
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Originally Posted by Bruce27
Needed another bike like a hole in the head but... it will be a 2024 spring/summer project.
Serial# is marked as a 77 TX500. Not quite sure about the fork though.





I haven't seen that fork crown before!
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