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Old 04-17-17, 07:34 PM
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Still has the original racks and matching bottle holders. Owner dragged it everywhere with him, including Japan.
That IS quite a find! If you don't like white-hooded aero levers, I know they'll fetch a nice price around here - some of us love the challenge of keeping them nice and white!

Are those Huret derailleurs? Jubilee on the back?
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Originally Posted by mountaindave

Are those Huret derailleurs? Jubilee on the back?
Simplex Super LJ in the front and Sachs/Huret Duopar Titanium in the rear.





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Originally Posted by mountaindave
Are those Huret derailleurs? Jubilee on the back?
Original spec was Huret Duopar rear and Jubilee front, but excessive breakage of the front derailleur clamps on the assembly line led to slip-streaming the Simplex Super LJ front in instead.
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
That is glorious!

Congratulations!
Congrats will be short lived. It's too small for me, so it will go to a new home after a rehab.
Not terribly sad though. It's not like I don't have a small selection of nice Treks.
I did take it for a test ride, and it's just so smooth. Removing my hands from the handlebars while riding is not something I've done since I was a teenager (I have the scars, I don't want anymore), but I did while riding this bike and it tracks true and straight.
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Originally Posted by nesteel
Removing my hands from the handlebars while riding is not something I've done since I was a teenager (I have the scars, I don't want anymore), but I did while riding this bike and it tracks true and straight.
This is actually one of my tests as to how comfortable I feel with a bike: if everything is in proper working order (no headset issues, etc.) and I can't ride comfortably with no hands, I don't generally keep the bike. This is one of the reasons I'm selling the Miyata 615. My wife's Trek 620, on the other hand, is so comfortable and smooth (and tracks great with no hands) that I am keeping my eye out for a 620 or 720 in my size.
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Hey I have a Q: A friend has a 770, it's a race frame, and I think it's C. 1990 or 1991 vintage. I tried emailing Trek to find out if this frame will accept 28 C's. They (Brian) responded quickly, but he wasn't sure, as their online archive doesn't go back that far.

VintageTrek.com also appears to not have a catalog on the 770 , not yet anyway.

Anybody have one, and will it take 28C's and if so, what brand were you able to fit? It's a great bike, and apparently pretty rare . I have a photo but I'm running a Chromebook and can't figure out how to upload on this ancient website . TIA
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Originally Posted by IknowURider
Hey I have a Q: A friend has a 770, it's a race frame, and I think it's C. 1990 or 1991 vintage. I tried emailing Trek to find out if this frame will accept 28 C's.
What tires are on there currently? If you have some on there, just measure the space remaining to maintain a 3mm gap at the stays/fork and you will know what fits.
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1988 400t

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Welcome, @tkamd73! Nice work on an 80's classic. Looks like we would ride about the same size.
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Thanks, @mountaindave! Yup always looking for the taller frames, starting to get hooked on this vintage stuff. Gonna start looking for a mid-80s Trek 6 to 700 series next. Tim
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Originally Posted by tkamd73
Thanks, @mountaindave! Yup always looking for the taller frames, starting to get hooked on this vintage stuff. Gonna start looking for a mid-80s Trek 6 to 700 series next. Tim
That 400 is looking good. You're definitely in the right area to find a mid-80's 600/700 series. Seems like there's at least one 600 series in your size on Milwaukee CL, right now. Enjoy, and look forward to seeing more photos.
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Thanks Segemop, yup it's the green one that I'm looking at. Tim
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My recently acquired tenor Trek. Ten or twenty feet away it looks nice. It's a nice solid 531 Trek that's a great fit and rides very nice though.



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Old 04-21-17, 02:34 PM
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I love that blue. Have two 710's in the same color. They're more like five-footers too.
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Originally Posted by IknowURider
Hey I have a Q: A friend has a 770, it's a race frame, and I think it's C. 1990 or 1991 vintage. I tried emailing Trek to find out if this frame will accept 28 C's. They (Brian) responded quickly, but he wasn't sure, as their online archive doesn't go back that far.
I'm pretty sure it will. Early 90s frames probably used the investment-cast seat lug that put the seat stays pretty close together, but 28mm isn't all that wide. Small frames may be more of an issue than large frames. I have a 56cm TS Isaac frame (Trek's frame designer) with fastback seat cluster than puts the seat stays close, but I still have plenty of clearance for 28mm wide tires. The fork crown is the other concern. I don't know what crown they used in the early 90s, but it would have to be pretty narrow to not clear 28mm. The Cinelli CC crowns used in the early 80s and the Tange "Trident" crowns used in the mid-80s on 770 frames do have clearance for 28mm tires.
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Took the day off yesterday and did 66 miles with 5400 vertical.

I love this bike like I've loved none other...

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You forgot to take the wheel covers off.
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Originally Posted by sloar
My recently acquired tenor Trek. Ten or twenty feet away it looks nice. It's a nice solid 531 Trek that's a great fit and rides very nice though.



That looks slick.

Really dig it.

What brakes are on there?
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy
That looks slick.

Really dig it.

What brakes are on there?
Superbe calipers, also came with Campy Record hubs and a slick 600 stem.
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Originally Posted by sloar
Superbe calipers, also came with Campy Record hubs and a slick 600 stem.
Nice. Really nice.

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
I'm pretty sure it will. Early 90s frames probably used the investment-cast seat lug that put the seat stays pretty close together, but 28mm isn't all that wide. Small frames may be more of an issue than large frames. I have a 56cm TS Isaac frame (Trek's frame designer) with fastback seat cluster than puts the seat stays close, but I still have plenty of clearance for 28mm wide tires. The fork crown is the other concern. I don't know what crown they used in the early 90s, but it would have to be pretty narrow to not clear 28mm. The Cinelli CC crowns used in the early 80s and the Tange "Trident" crowns used in the mid-80s on 770 frames do have clearance for 28mm tires.

John, thanks, I was hoping you'd still be lurking on this thread. Great news.
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
You forgot to take the wheel covers off.


That's funny because I think it's those 'wheel covers' that are allowing me to consistently ride 1-2 gears higher than I was with my other wheels.


Those wheels turn this thing from a bike into an airplane. It's mind blowing.
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Originally Posted by sloar
My recently acquired tenor Trek. Ten or twenty feet away it looks nice. It's a nice solid 531 Trek that's a great fit and rides very nice though.



I like it; what model is it? The Trek 531 sports touring bikes are very good riders.
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I haven't checked the numbers yet.
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Originally Posted by bikemig
I like it; what model is it? The Trek 531 sports touring bikes are very good riders.
I can't be sure, but it looks like a 1982 model 311. Check your specs against this, and of course the serial # when you get a chance:
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