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Old 06-21-13, 09:39 AM
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Just built this up for my friend as his first road bike
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1992(or maybe 1993?) Trek 800 Antelope

Recently converted from 3x7 to 3x8
I'll probably be taking off the rear brake soon as I do not use it. Like AT ALL.
Also I'll probably be converting it to drop bars once I can get (the money to get) a bar, compatible brake lever, and caliper brake. Also a different stem, if needed.
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Old 06-21-13, 05:04 PM
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I know I've posted these bikes before but I've changed a few things on the 500 and I'm bored.
1982 Trek 613 From original Ive added CR-18s, IRD 6 Speed Freewheel, Michelin World Tours, Gyes saddle & Bartape, I wish I could find front rack for it though.


1983 Trek 500 From original I've added Brooks B17, Shimano 600 Tricolor Pedals Sun M13s, Schwalbe H159 Whitewall and some Mother's polish.


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Just got it today, I'm thrilled!
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Just got it today, I'm thrilled!
Nice bike. I have a beginner triathlete friend looking for such a bike in a 53cm size. Enjoy!

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Old 06-22-13, 07:39 PM
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The bike shop where I got this one had a smaller almost identical one, right down to the brand new, ugly yellow bar tape. http://thebicyclestation.com/
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Originally Posted by Essthreetee View Post
Just built this up for my friend as his first road bike

He is getting a good start...
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Old 06-23-13, 05:55 PM
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essthreetee - Your friend loves that 1000, I bet; very sweet!

dvsjes28 -- Those 83's look awesome! I wish mine were that clean!

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Old 06-23-13, 09:20 PM
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Oohh I luv that '83 500, dvsjes28.....everything!
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Old 06-24-13, 10:27 AM
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Good luck- you've got a seriously awesome bike!
- You, good sir, have impeccable taste.

I like reading Fuji Otaku, but man, he has dropped some crazy $$$ on that 620. I can't believe he bought just the frameset for essentially $500. I paid $500 for my 620, and that was basically totally ready to ride (for me, I'm sure someone more inclined to fiddling would have swapped some of the components). Even then, I felt like I was paying top dollar a bit, but the guy who I bought it from was an ex-bike mechanic with a crazy stable of beautiful Treks (he had 3 720's, one that was being built up, but two that were fully restored and gorgeous), so I was pretty confident I was getting a solid bike.

The Elance I got for $150, with the most motley setup (it had mis-matched cranks), but the wheelset was actually usable (the Mavic 3D/Specialized hub setup), and the stem/bars/seatpost were stock and usable as well. +$250 for the victory group, and $100 to my LBS for labor and tape/cables/the used white turbo saddle, and I was GTG. So both were $500 bikes.

But as much as i feel like it's warranted, Treks are kind of becoming the new hotness, and getting a bit jacked up in $$$.
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Sold this to a happy buyer last night. 86 Trek 400 Elance ,

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Oohh I luv that '83 500, dvsjes28.....everything!
Thanks, Theres what I believe to be another one for sale on Clist in my area that I'm tempted to buy but my girlfriend already thinks the 613 and the 500 are the same bike. She'd probably kill me if I get another Trek in that same Pewter color scheme. Apologies for the terrible cell phone pics.
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As my best friend put it I have finally joined the family. My N+1 is a Trek, and I think I found a beauty. I was patient and missed the opportunity once, but a fellow CV'er resold and I got my 1 of few grail bikes. I hope you like my 1983 Trek 700.

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Thanks, Theres what I believe to be another one for sale on Clist in my area that I'm tempted to buy but my girlfriend already thinks the 613 and the 500 are the same bike. She'd probably kill me if I get another Trek in that same Pewter color scheme. Apologies for the terrible cell phone pics.
Yeah my Pewter '86 500 Tri Series (cell phone pic top of page 17) has worn whitewall Continentals that look a lot like yours but I just bought Vittoria Rubio Pros for it. Now after looking at yours I'm regretting not sticking with whitewalls. I gotta use 28c on my wider replacement touring rims though.

I think the 83s are prettier than the 86s.

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Yeah my Pewter '86 500 Tri Series (cell phone pic a page or two back) has worn whitewall Continentals that look a lot like yours but I just bought Vittoria Rubio Pros for it. Now after looking at yours I'm regretting not sticking with whitewalls. I gotta use 28c on my wider replacement touring rims though.
They are 27 x 1 1/4 Schwalbe HS 159's. About 32c
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As my best friend put it I have finally joined the family. My N+1 is a Trek, and I think I found a beauty. I was patient and missed the opportunity once, but a fellow CV'er resold and I got my 1 of few grail bikes. I hope you like my 1983 Trek 700.

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Congrats my friend - may it server you for many happy miles.
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Congrats my friend - may it server you for many happy miles.
You're off finding other peoples' dream bikes, too?

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They are 27 x 1 1/4 Schwalbe HS 159's. About 32c
OK I'll check them out in 700c....thanks. If I remember correctly those are hard to mount.
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You're off finding other peoples' dream bikes, too?

E_merlin is my good friend who turned me on to Treks.
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OK I'll check them out in 700c....thanks. If I remember correctly those are hard to mount.
They mounted pretty easily onto my Sun M13's. I know my Schwalbe Marathons were a real pain to mount on my Mercier's Alex Sub 30mm aero rims.
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They mounted pretty easily onto my Sun M13's. I know my Schwalbe Marathons were a real pain to mount on my Mercier's Alex Sub 30mm aero rims.
Yeah I'm thinking of another Schwalbe I've heard about. Thanks for clearing that up but it doesn't look like they make 'em for 700c.

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Made a couple of changes to my Trek today. Swapped out the 700x28c Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy tires for a set of 700x32c WTB All-Terrainasaurus. A bit heavier but very comfy and great for commuting. Also added a brass bell. Next in line is maybe a gear change and a long cage rear derailleur. The gearing is fine for now, but I can see the lower gearing coming in handy down the road.

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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
Made a couple of changes to my Trek today. Swapped out the 700x28c Rivendell Ruffy Tuffy tires for a set of 700x32c WTB All-Terrainasaurus. A bit heavier but very comfy and great for commuting. Also added a brass bell. Next in line is maybe a gear change and a long cage rear derailleur. The gearing is fine for now, but I can see the lower gearing coming in handy down the road.

Awesome bike! I have been growing a respect for vintage bikes lately and I've got to say that this thread has sealed the deal!!!

Btw, what front rack is that you have?
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A couple of hot rods

Two original survivors recently found their way into my garage. A 1983 Trek 640 with the original Campagnolo GS, and a 1984 Trek 770 with the original Campagnolo SR, and someone added a nice set of Mavic Open Pros on Ultegra hubs . Edit: Appears that the only thing missing is saddle on the 640, and the pedals/wheelset on the 770. Nice that the Cinelli bars/stems are still there.

I'm a touring bike guy, so I don't normally go in for "racers." I was *really shocked* at how quick the 770 is when I went out for ride. I have to pick my routes carefully here, though. Neither of these have what I'd call an "alpine" drive train! Anyway, pics below are as found. Edit: I hope the 770 will be going home with a new racer friend soon, for a complete "spa treatment!"

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