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Old 06-01-15, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
A wall-hanging aluminum Trek? Come on man..
I know. But I traded my steel wall hanger (and another bike) for this one. Maybe... not a good deal... but I wanted this bike. I have a home office where I entertain my hobbies and I like having a bike on the wall.

My daily rider is a modern Trek (also white). And... I have a modern back-up bike as well. My wife's bike is in the garage as too... and three is all I have room for in the garage. So.... the 1400 goes to the shed... or the office wall.

I know.... I need a better "bicycle management plan" (LOL). But for now... I buy, fix, enjoy, and sell.

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Old 06-01-15, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Noah Scape View Post
A 650b conversion of a 1982 Trek 728/720.


















I don't see how I possibly missed this- but I did.

You did a great job of this- This would be the only year of the 720 that you would have been able to do this.

For whatever reason, I just imagine a 650B being tiny on a bike designed for 27" wheels- looking at yours, while it might be the fenders playing tricks, the wheel size looks it fits really well in the fork and the brake bridge.

Great job!
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
I don't see how I possibly missed this- but I did.

You did a great job of this- This would be the only year of the 720 that you would have been able to do this.

For whatever reason, I just imagine a 650B being tiny on a bike designed for 27" wheels- looking at yours, while it might be the fenders playing tricks, the wheel size looks it fits really well in the fork and the brake bridge.

Great job!

Thanks. I checked the Vintage Trek site and I think this model came with 700s if you purchased it as a built bicycle, which is rare for a touring bike of that vintage.
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Old 06-01-15, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by shoota View Post
Dang what a steal, looks to be in great shape too. Gotta love these old Trek's super tough paint.
Yeah. I payed more for the bar bag than I did for the frame.

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Originally Posted by Noah Scape View Post
Thanks. I checked the Vintage Trek site and I think this model came with 700s if you purchased it as a built bicycle, which is rare for a touring bike of that vintage.
Apparently the only year it came with 700c wheels and the nifty brazed on centerpulls.

Do you know if this one came as a 720 (frame & fork), or a 728 (built up bike)?


I didn't know any 720/728 bikes came with 700c wheels!
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Old 06-01-15, 07:38 PM
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'83 700 "Rando a la Francaise". Full 531db, cast bb and crown, and dig those "bikini" lugs! Scored the frame and fork for $89 (!!!) on 'bay, FedEx delivered it at noon yesterday, I spent the afternoon (and a large part of the evening) stripping the old 610, cleaning up the parts and building up this beauty. Got out for a 14 mile "shakedown" today and the bike performed flawlessly. 650x38b, VO Zeppelin fenders, MAFAC Raid brakes, Shimano 3x9 indexed drivetrain.


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1986 Elance 310 given to me by a neighbor. It was a total basket case. The cranks and bottom bracket were the only usable parts on it, everything else was completely shot.

Built up with the following parts:
Mavic Open Pro 32 spoke 700C rims with DT Swiss spokes and Shimano 105 (5800) hubs - from Velomine
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I didn't want the decals to feel left out, so I ruined them too:




So much smoother and more responsive than the '84 Centurion it replaced.

I've also added a frame pump, water bottle cages, and a Cateye since these pictures were taken.
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Old 06-02-15, 03:18 PM
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I'm new at this and just copied a link from photobucket.

Anyway, pretty much original 910. Saddle, pedals, bar tape, and hoods are new(er). I do have the original saddle and pedals.
I hope to add to my Trek "collection"; looking at a 1982 614 Thursday.

Thanks for looking.

In case anyone cares the other photo is a scratch series stout at Troegs Brewery.

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^^^ very nice!

Thank you! I've had this bike for a little over 4 years and love it.
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Originally Posted by Noah Scape View Post
A 650b conversion of a 1982 Trek 728/720.


















As good as it gets. Great details all around.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Apparently the only year it came with 700c wheels and the nifty brazed on centerpulls.

Do you know if this one came as a 720 (frame & fork), or a 728 (built up bike)?

I didn't know any 720/728 bikes came with 700c wheels!
It came to me as a Frameset. I didn't ask the seller that question. Sorry.

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As good as it gets. Great details all around.

Thanks @jpaschall
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@The Golden Boy I think I remember reading somewhere that the '82 72x's did indeed come with 700c wheels, and that Trek mysteriously went back to 27" for the next two years or so.
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Originally Posted by Noah Scape View Post
It came to me as a Frameset. I didn't ask the seller that question. Sorry.
I know Skip at Vintage Trek has a pretty accurate count of how many total frames were made, but I wonder how many of the 82 720s were sold as built 728s.

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@The Golden Boy I think I remember reading somewhere that the '82 72x's did indeed come with 700c wheels, and that Trek mysteriously went back to 27" for the next two years or so.
The 82 720/728 were the only one that came with 700C wheels and without cantilever brakes. Which pretty much means they're the only one that would work right for a 650B conversion. And you did a beautiful job.

As far as switching back to 27" wheels... it very well could be that Trek was a couple of years ahead of their time. I can imagine "old school" touring guys not wanting to reinvest in tires (???) or not wanting to do stuff like them foreigners on their non-inch-measured wheels. Everyone else was doing 27s on their tourers, so Trek went along. The big argument I read of is that a hardware store in bum**** Iowa is going to have a 27" tire, but not a 700C. Not so much the case nowadays. Wasn't Miyata the first one to start using 700C on their touring bikes?

What was there for 28/32/35/37 mm tires back then?

Just guessing...
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Just got this 614 on Thursday. Seems stock except the wheels, which are Weinmann and say "made in Belgium"; and the freewheel is a 5 speed instead of 6 speed as Vintage Trek states.

The 614 is the red one. I'm new to Photobucket and don't know how to properly upload the photos here, sorry about that.

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FOTBF0_zpsbvey3mfg.jpg Photo by pemetic2006 | Photobucket

Another one of the Trek 614.
I'm not very savvy, but it has taken me an hour to figure out how to download the photos to Photobucket then get them here. Very frustrating. Oh well.
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Just got this 614 on Thursday. Seems stock except the wheels, which are Weinmann and say "made in Belgium"; and the freewheel is a 5 speed instead of 6 speed as Vintage Trek states.

The 614 is the red one. I'm new to Photobucket and don't know how to properly upload the photos here, sorry about that.
Use the Image link, nice bike...
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Use the Image link, nice bike...
Thank you, and thanks for the advice. I will give it a shot.
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I'm not very savvy, but it has taken me an hour to figure out how to download the photos to Photobucket then get them here. Very frustrating. Oh well.
When you're looking at the picture on Photobucket- on the right side, click on the text next to the IMG letters. It'll turn yellow and say "copied" you can then just paste that in the text field here.
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By the way- that's a great pair of beautiful bikes! I love the finned Mathauser brake shoes. They are "class."
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By the way- that's a great pair of beautiful bikes! I love the finned Mathauser brake shoes. They are "class."
Thanks! And thanks for the Photobucket advice and the info on the brake shoes - I wondered about them. I'm going to do some research as I am not familiar.
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Thanks! And thanks for the Photobucket advice and the info on the brake shoes - I wondered about them. I'm going to do some research as I am not familiar.
The deal with the Scott/Mathauser brakes is that "back in the day" the Scott/Mathauser formula for brake pads was leagues better than any other brake pad. They had a few different styles of brake shoes- these were the "top of the line" for the threaded post shoes (there was another style [black aluminum] of threaded finned shoe)- and there were two different style of finned cantilever brake shoes.

That formula has been licensed to Kool Stop and has been in production for years as the Kool Stop salmon pad compound.
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