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Old 02-09-15, 11:22 AM
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Here's my Trek 510, from back when the company sold framesets and separate bike kits. You could get the Ishiwata 022 tubing 510 (sport/tour geometry like this one) frame or the 530 (race geometry), the Reynolds 531 tubing 710 or 730, or the Columbus tubing 910 or 930, as I recall, and you had the choice of three different kits to build with. I had a 710 when they first came out but later sold it. Got this one at one of my dealers' shops back when I was repping and planned to build a cyclocross bike but that never happened.

I had a nice 720 hybrid from the '90s that I was riding when I went back to school but it was stolen and a tiny Specialized hybrid was left in its place. I then decided to build up this 510 frame. It was the dark metallic blue with the individual T-R-E-K stickers on the seat tube but I planned to get some brazing done so sandblasted it when doing some metal lawn furniture one miserably hot Labor Day. Had an area framebuilder do brazeons for DT shifter bosses, top tube cable guides, more bottle cages, cantilever bosses and inserts on the forks for front lowriders. Rattlecanned some grey paint from Lowe's and built it up using regular grade components. Nothing fancy. The seat is not a Brooks, but is a Fujita Professional from a Fuji America that was in the warranty bin at the shop I worked at way back. The leather had a bow on the right side that got the seat replaced but I shaved that down using a plane and burnished it and have gotten many happy miles out of it.
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Old 02-10-15, 12:35 AM
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The more I look the more breathtaking they become.....WOW! This ^^^ isn't a bike--it's a work of art.
That Sugino AT is one special chain wheel. I installed one on my Trek 613. Compares favorably to anything of extreme quality. Hard to beat a good used Cyclone set-up!
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'89 Trek 660 "Keeper of the Flame"

I got the frame in an CL trade... just a headset and BB included. A little research showed that 89 was the the last year that Trek made
a steel road bike... although they continued to make steel touring bikes into the 90's. This frame was Tru Temper Team tubing and forks.

I decided to build it up as a lightweight steel classic era bike. Campy shifters and FD, Crane Black RD, Superbe 175mm cranks, Shimano 600
side-pulls, Pro-Ace pedals, Sakae seat-post, ITM stem & engraved bars and Mallaird hubs with Rigida 13/19 rims. As there is 2 feet of snow
on the ground, I will have to wait a few months for a first ride.

*** Weight is 23.75 lbs..... not bad for a 25" frame





Also have a '90 Trek 1400
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My Trek 470. Found it on the roadside, destined for the dump. Gave 'er a full overhaul. New set-o-wheels, bar tape, touch up paint... she's a beauty!
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My Trek 470. Found it on the roadside, destined for the dump. Gave 'er a full overhaul. New set-o-wheels, bar tape, touch up paint... she's a beauty!
Nice save. You just dont see these very often.
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Old 02-15-15, 04:50 PM
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Thanks! I forgot to mention, it's an '85. I see you have an '85 Trek 460. Would love to see a picture of that (maybe you've already got one posted). I'm curious as to the differences between the two.
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Thanks! I forgot to mention, it's an '85. I see you have an '85 Trek 460. Would love to see a picture of that (maybe you've already got one posted). I'm curious as to the differences between the two.
That was a sweet bike. Had it for 9 seasons and sold it last May (then acquired the 760). One major change in this pic are the polishished Rigida wheels that came with the Raleigh and just looked better on the 460, lending it an Italian look. Here is a photo from last spring:



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Wow, that's a beautiful ride. Thanks for showing!
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Wow, that's a beautiful ride. Thanks for showing!
Hey, thanx!
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My addition to this thread...

1984 460 that a friend found beside the dumpster as someones failed hipster-bike. I have had it in the stable for a few years now, and have been thinking about what to do with it. After spending too much time looking through threads here, seeing what you all have done with vintage steel, I knew I needed to build this bike to ride for hours.

So, I went through the limited parts bin that I have and got some stuff, stalked other components on Ebay and scrounged other deals and came up with this.

9 speed Dia-Compe friction barcons
11-28 Sram cassette
old Shimano Wheels (which I will be replacing)
52-42 Sakae crankset
no name calipers
3T smoked chrome bars

I'll tell you, I am no speed freak at all, but after riding my Touring/CX style modern steel frame with 700x50c tires, this bike feels like a rocket ship. I add in some stiffer wheels and a sealed bearing BB and it will be complete.

Before:


After

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Nice job. I like the bar end shifters.
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Thanks, I liked the idea of them and the price made it hard to turn them down. After just a few quick rides, I am very much a fan of them. With them only being friction, I am able to dial them in super easily and I don't feel like I have to shift every single second.

It's fun to ride this bike.
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Originally Posted by jwood72 View Post
Thanks, I liked the idea of them and the price made it hard to turn them down. After just a few quick rides, I am very much a fan of them. With them only being friction, I am able to dial them in super easily and I don't feel like I have to shift every single second.

It's fun to ride this bike.
Those cranks look cool as well. Like a turbine.

Someone on the forum said when SR supplied the cranks for Suntour's Cyclone group they should have used those cranks.

It looks great and sounds like a fun ride!
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IMG_1611 by Fletch521, on Flickr

Where is that?
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Originally Posted by jwood72 View Post
Thanks, I liked the idea of them and the price made it hard to turn them down. After just a few quick rides, I am very much a fan of them. With them only being friction, I am able to dial them in super easily and I don't feel like I have to shift every single second.

It's fun to ride this bike.
I rode an '85 460 for 10 years and never felt I needed a better bike. Quick, responsive and lively ride.
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Where is that?

Rockford, IL East side of the Rock River just north of Whitman Street along the bike path.
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"the Rock Guardians of Rockford" Who built them? Its a mystery.
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"the Rock Guardians of Rockford" Who built them? Its a mystery.

Rockmen Guardians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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I decided to build it up as a lightweight steel classic...
well done.
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Since I possess zero mechanical aptitude, I can't take any credit for this bike. But I was fortunate enough to purchase this 1989 Trek 400, lovingly restored by a great gent out of Gurnee, IL.








Very, very happy. Full restoration progress can be seen here:

John's Bicycle Restorations: 1989 Trek 400 Restoration - Amazing Paint Color
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Originally Posted by Ivory88 View Post
Since I possess zero mechanical aptitude, I can't take any credit for this bike. But I was fortunate enough to purchase this 1989 Trek 400, lovingly restored by a great gent out of Gurnee, IL.








Very, very happy. Full restoration progress can be seen here:

John's Bicycle Restorations: 1989 Trek 400 Restoration - Amazing Paint Color

John is a great guy. I need to get a hold of him, I've still got some stuff for him.
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Originally Posted by Ivory88 View Post
Since I possess zero mechanical aptitude, I can't take any credit for this bike. But I was fortunate enough to purchase this 1989 Trek 400, lovingly restored by a great gent out of Gurnee, IL.








Very, very happy. Full restoration progress can be seen here:

John's Bicycle Restorations: 1989 Trek 400 Restoration - Amazing Paint Color


Very nice! I've seen other restorations on John's blog and he does some amazing work. Great guy, too.
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Trek 1400

89 1400. Maybe not C & V, but 25 years old:
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I have nothing to add but this scan from my files.

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Originally Posted by Ivory88 View Post
Since I possess zero mechanical aptitude, I can't take any credit for this bike. But I was fortunate enough to purchase this 1989 Trek 400, lovingly restored by a great gent out of Gurnee, IL.

Very, very happy. Full restoration progress can be seen here:

John's Bicycle Restorations: 1989 Trek 400 Restoration - Amazing Paint Color
Very, very nice! Congratulations. I looked at John's detailed restore on his blog and am envious of his ability to so beautifully restore paint & aluminum. I know the mech stuff but not paint & metalwork refinishing....
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