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Old 05-23-17, 08:48 AM
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I just got back from a 10 mile, round-the-neighborhood shakedown ride. It included several short, steep out-of-the-saddle climbs. It rides great and, if I am remembering right, it is a tad stiffer when climbing out of the saddle than my 84 Trek 500 made with Reynolds 501. Just an overall fine ride. Looking forward to getting it out on a longer ride later this week.
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Sounds like you are enjoying it. The way I see it, you only pay too much if you don't like it and can't flip it for at least what you put into it. If it fits, you love it and want to keep it, then you paid just the right amount.
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Old 05-26-17, 08:23 PM
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This is my 25.5" framed 1988 560 with True Temper (RC-1) tubing sporting full 7400 Dura Ace that I lifted from my '89 Cannondale as the Cannondale was too long in the top tube. Good ride, the frame, fork, and headset weigh 45g less than my crazy high end SL/SP 1983 970 (yet to be built!). Nice and light. Short chainstays mean good spring out of the saddle--always an appreciated trait in my book. I posted this bike earlier, I believe, with modern Campy. With the hood fore/aft position the way it is, the 73 HT angle and engineered geometry make for a 'floppy' front wheel in low and medium speed situations, especially when turning. I am not a huge fan of that. One can remedy this by having a stem about 25mm/1" longer. You're more laid out over the thing, but it becomes this long range jet and goes quite well. The reach is too much for my preference, and so the components are on another bike. I think I'd do really well with a 24.5" frame. But hey, for posterity, some pretty pictures of a great color on a Trek. Lookin' fine.



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After seeing this bike reappear on ebay as a 24 hour auction, I ended up with a grail bike: 1983 Trek 720.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/147797...57682184323011

I'll post more picks when I take deliver and apply my changes, but I'm excited about what's already on there:

Phil Wood sealed hubs, DT spokes, cross 4 pattern

Wolber Super Champion wheels, Panaracer Pasela PT 27 x 1 1/8 tires (new with less than 50 miles), Campagnolo skewers


Avocet triple crankset 52/42/28, 170mm. Phil Wood sealed bottom bracket. Suntour 13-28 six speed freewheel

Suntour Superbe pedals, Huret Duopar front and rear derailleurs, Suntour Barcon bar end shifters


Suntour Superbe brake levers
, Modolo anatomic hoods (rubber cracking), Shimano cantilever brakes with Matthauser pads


Cinelli 64-40 handlebars, Cinelli 1A stem. Shimano 105 headset


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Old 06-04-17, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
After seeing this bike reappear on ebay as a 24 hour auction, I ended up with a grail bike: 1983 Trek 720.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/147797...57682184323011

I'll post more picks when I take deliver and apply my changes, but I'm excited about what's already on there:

WONDERFUL FIND! Is that a 60cm frame? The only change I'd make is to install a Brooks B17 saddle
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Old 06-05-17, 06:26 AM
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WONDERFUL FIND! Is that a 60cm frame? The only change I'd make is to install a Brooks B17 saddle
Yes, 60cm, or rather 24", as spec'd by Trek. Yup, it will get a Brooks, but I'll probably hang onto that Avocet Touring saddle, those are very nice, too.
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Old 06-06-17, 11:21 AM
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Any guesses on what this bike really is? The seller says it's an '85 470. The 470's didn't show up in the '85 catalog. Vintage Trek doesn't list a brown color option, and a member posted his on page 15 of this thread and the downtube shifters were clamp on. It has no tubing decal and looks like it may be a repaint.



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Yes, 60cm, or rather 24", as spec'd by Trek. Yup, it will get a Brooks, but I'll probably hang onto that Avocet Touring saddle, those are very nice, too.
Has it come yet?
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Any guesses on what this bike really is? The seller says it's an '85 470. The 470's didn't show up in the '85 catalog. Vintage Trek doesn't list a brown color option, and a member posted his on page 15 of this thread and the downtube shifters were clamp on. It has no tubing decal and looks like it may be a repaint.



It's gotta be after 84 with those lugs.

I'd guess the best course of action would be to look at the steerer and see if it's stamped on there.
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Old 06-06-17, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Any guesses on what this bike really is? The seller says it's an '85 470. The 470's didn't show up in the '85 catalog. Vintage Trek doesn't list a brown color option, and a member posted his on page 15 of this thread and the downtube shifters were clamp on. It has no tubing decal and looks like it may be a repaint.
I don't see anything to suggest it isn't an '85 470, why do you think it's not?
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Old 06-06-17, 01:23 PM
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That's a cool stem! Whatever year it is, it's definitely been upgraded and taken care of.
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Old 06-06-17, 01:33 PM
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I don't see anything to suggest it isn't an '85 470, why do you think it's not?
Well, I already stated why. Vintage Trek only lists a black/red decal color option, and the bike the member posted on page 15 has clamp on shifters. And since 1985 is the only year in the 80's the 470 was made, it's obvious the bike in question is something else. The frame itself, color aside, looks exactly like my '86 560. It has no rack mounts so it's a racing series frame, not a sport.




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Old 06-06-17, 01:57 PM
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Has it come yet?
Yup, just arrived here at work this morning. And I must say, Paul did an amazing job packing it. I should have taken some pics of it all packed up still, but I did get a couple of shots of the custom stand/drop-out protectors that he created to ship it. Also, it's in exceptionally nice condition, hardly even any nicks, chips, or scratches in the paint.
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It's gotta be after 84 with those lugs.

I'd guess the best course of action would be to look at the steerer and see if it's stamped on there.
If it is an 84, then it would have to be one of the high end racing models as they are the only ones that had the fastback style seatstays.
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Any guesses on what this bike really is? The seller says it's an '85 470. The 470's didn't show up in the '85 catalog. Vintage Trek doesn't list a brown color option, and a member posted his on page 15 of this thread and the downtube shifters were clamp on. It has no tubing decal and looks like it may be a repaint.
Did you check the serial number database on Vintage Trek? That is the best bet.
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I may have figured it out. Thew seller says it has a brand new brown powdercoat and that it's a true temper frame. So it's probably a 460, not 470. I do dig the brown powdercoat, but I'm looking for another 531 frame.
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Old 06-08-17, 04:17 PM
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83 Trek 620.

Finally got this one dialed in.

New Brooks Professional saddle and leather bar tape. Compass 35mm tires. Handlebars are a bit narrow at 42cm (Nitto B135), so will probably swap out for 45cm at some point.

Just gotta say how much fun this thing is to ride. Still very comfortable, but a nice contrast to my usual 650b commuter/tourer/rando machine.

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610 and a 620

Hey all. Here's some update some cool Treks! If you remember this thread (I dont know how to hyperlink)

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vi...irlines-2.html

I packed and shipped a nice trek 620 to my brother in CA to build on Christmas. He has fallen in love with it. He recently gave it some much needed love with a nice new pair of wheels (Sun M13 from Velomine). I love the black actually and he commutes to work everyday 6 miles each way. Now, I know the bullhorns are not everyone's cup of tea (mine either) but thats what he wanted and said he would never use the drops.




Next is MY Trek 610. I found a mint pair of staytrue wheels that are perfectly spinning, trued, and tension ed. I know they arent the most period correct, but they are strong and straight (and free!)
Looking for a different saddle and barwrap color combo. White isnt doing it for me and the bartape lasted about 1 week. Any suggestions?


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83 Trek 620.
Very nice, this is looking really good.

Other than putting it back together and replacing the Avocet Touring saddle with the Brooks B17 Narrow, I haven't made any changes.

I took it for a short ride yesterday, and ooohhh man, what a plush, wonderful ride!

As much as I love a nice Cinelli 1A/Giro d'Italia 64-40 combo, I will most likely change these out for a Nitto Technomic and undetermined Nitto bars (at this time). I was originally thinking upright, but it is very comfortable with the drop bars. The Cinelli 1A as shown is at its height limit, hence the Technomic.

I know the Suntour barcons are pretty much expected for a bike like this, but I'm a downtube shiftin' man, so these may not last. The Huret derailleurs are buttery-smooth, so I will probably keep and ride those for as long as they last (not really known for their longevity).

The Phil hubs and BB are... well, they are Phil, so they just work, and work well.

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1984 Trek 560

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1988 Trek 400. Latest one to hit the stable. Sure footed but quick DB True Temper.
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1992 trek 400 650b conversion.
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Originally Posted by Lazyass View Post
Well, I already stated why. Vintage Trek only lists a black/red decal color option, and the bike the member posted on page 15 has clamp on shifters. And since 1985 is the only year in the 80's the 470 was made, it's obvious the bike in question is something else. The frame itself, color aside, looks exactly like my '86 560. It has no rack mounts so it's a racing series frame, not a sport.



Not to dredge up an older post but, for future reference. the 85 470 has braze on shifters, it is just the older "Type A" style that will not accept the later SIS downtube shifters. in the pic above you can see the Braze On's just below clamp on shifters.

The photo below is my 470.
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Just bought this Trek 770 this morning in NJ. Can't wait to get it built up.

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