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Old 10-05-14, 10:03 PM
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Well I'll bump this great Trek thread....

My recently acquired Trek 520 from 1989 (better photos will come later).

Trying to decide if I want to bother with changing over from 27" to 700c wheels.... and If I do, why not go to to an 8/9/? speed Cassette (I got stuck with a 6 speed Freewheel [an Original '89 520 is supposed to have a 7 speed _Cassette_!]--I think somebody switched out the wheels

Any thoughts about upgrading to 700c Wheels & 8/9 speed Cassette?


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Recently acquired this unusual Trek Pro Series with full 531c frame. SN shows an '84 braze date, 84/85 components and custom color with pinstripe outline around main lugs, '86 decals.
-84 Campy NR drivetrain
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Originally Posted by Velorific
Trying to decide if I want to bother with changing over from 27" to 700c wheels....
I have an 84-ish 520. The swap was nothing more than installing a set of 700c wheels. I suppose there might be some variability in the location of the posts (one would expect they had some sort of jig to standardize that though), and I have different canti brakes. Obviously, YMMV. If you've got a 700c front wheel laying about, I'd chuck it in there and see if you can adjust the brake okay.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Recently acquired this unusual Trek Pro Series with full 531c frame. SN shows an '84 braze date, 84/85 components and custom color with pinstripe outline around main lugs, '86 decals.
-84 Campy NR drivetrain
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Don't forget the 1986 "thru the chainstay" cable route that's not in the 84 or 85 catalog.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
Don't forget the 1986 "thru the chainstay" cable route that's not in the 84 or 85 catalog.
Yes! That's a distinctive. My '85 460 had that. Cool feature.
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Yes! That's a distinctive. My '85 460 had that. Cool feature.
More like pain in the ass feature till you figure out how to run the cable through there
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Originally Posted by shoota
More like pain in the ass feature till you figure out how to run the cable through there
Dont yank the old one out so quickly.

My Technium PRE was one of those.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
If you've got a 700c front wheel laying about, I'd chuck it in there and see if you can adjust the brake okay.
I actually do have a 700c I can borrow from another bike--I'll try that-thanks for the suggestion. I'll be curious to see if I have to lower the brakes ~4mm or not....

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Originally Posted by curbtender
Is this an '85 760? Nice bike!
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Originally Posted by OldsCOOL
Is this an '85 760? Nice bike!


I don't think so. I seem to see a "True Temper" tubing decal near the bottom of the seat tube, while a 700 series frame would be Reynolds 531. Still, a nice bike in great condition.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson


I don't think so. I seem to see a "True Temper" tubing decal near the bottom of the seat tube, while a 700 series frame would be Reynolds 531. Still, a nice bike in great condition.
I couldnt see a 531 on the fork but any further and my iPhone is falling short. Definately a prime example of what a classic Trek is all about. Now that you mention it I can see the TT1 decal near the BB.
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Originally Posted by curbtender
Reminds me of a SWEET Campy Equipped '85 410 I sold a while back--I still kick myself for selling it
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Recently sold it, had a great paint job. The flake job almost made it pearlescent...
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Not sure my Trek counts as "vintage" since it's only 19 years old but...
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Recently sold it, had a great paint job. The flake job almost made it pearlescent...
The '85 paint recipe was gorgeous. The "red" that year was also a deep metallic.
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Originally Posted by Velorific
Any thoughts about upgrading to 700c Wheels & 8/9 speed Cassette?
i used to ride a touring Cannondale and swap between 7spd freewheel 27in wheels and 8spd cassette 700C wheels. the only adjustments were to the canti-brake angle and moving my 8spd bar end shifters in and out of friction mode. or were they 7spd index shifters? anyway, you get the idea.

and here's my Trek pics, so as to fit in with the thread:
Trek 1400 ZX bonded aluminum. not sure of the year. 1992? 1990? 1996? it's a cinnamon / burgundy / brown / copper / reddish kind of color.






man - that's a lot of stem showing. think i'm going to switch to some cool old NITTO drop bars and drop the stem a bit. see if i'm still comfortable.
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The other day I put the Vuelta Corsa Lites on the '86 760 just to weigh it and see what it looks like. The back wheel needs only a small spreading to install along with minor RD adjustments. Modern wheels are nice but I wont ride the 760 in anything but what it came with. However, the '88 Cannondale Criterium uses this set everyday with a 7sp 12-28 and era downtube shifters.
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Originally Posted by mrv
i used to ride a touring Cannondale and swap between 7spd freewheel 27in wheels and 8spd cassette 700C wheels. the only adjustments were to the canti-brake angle and moving my 8spd bar end shifters in and out of friction mode. or were they 7spd index shifters? anyway, you get the idea.
Thanks for the info on a 27" 7sp freewheel➜700c 8sp cassette swap--I'll give it a shot....

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just tried it & just as I had read--the brakes have to be lowered ~4mm to go from 27" wheels ➜ 700c.

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Just bought this '78 TX700 and I'm going to go pick it up this week. Really excited about it. A green TX700 is the bike I've been looking for for years. Even has what looks like 1st gen. Dura Ace. More pictures to come after I pick it up.
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Originally Posted by Sedgemop
Just bought this '78 TX700 and I'm going to go pick it up this week. Really excited about it. A green TX700 is the bike I've been looking for for years. Even has what looks like 1st gen. Dura Ace. More pictures to come after I pick it up.
That is effing glorious!

The TX bikes are really special, and the 700s are special-er and the green ones are more specialfuller.

More pix!
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
That is effing glorious!

The TX bikes are really special, and the 700s are special-er and the green ones are more specialfuller.

More pix!
Agreed, all around. If I said things like "grail," this would be it. More pix soon.
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