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Old 07-08-18, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug View Post
Got a two-fer to show today.

#1: '83 Trek 620

Running 650B wheels, this was formerly my commuter, but I got the itch to strip it down of fenders and the porteur rack and go with a Rando-lite build for hot summer days where the need for fenders and lighting is overkill. It's a real joy to ride. I'd like to sort out a Brooks pro saddle (as with my other bikes), but the budget is tight with a move, marriage, and honeymoon coming up in September. Need to swap out the 40t small ring for a 30t I have laying around.
I like this a lot. Does it ride differently stripped down?
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Old 07-09-18, 01:19 PM
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I like this a lot. Does it ride differently stripped down?
Surprisingly, it rode really well before, and rides well stripped down as well. The lighter weight is noticeable.

I think it's a nice balance between the very arm-heavy handling of my low-trail Raleigh Super Tourer and the higher-trail twitchy body-handling of my Davidson.
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Old 07-12-18, 10:13 AM
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1992 970





Here it is!!


Look what came in the mail today!!
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Old 07-13-18, 07:37 AM
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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug View Post
#2: Mid-80's Trek 87

Picked this up off the iBob list from a member who found it in disrepair but gave it some attention and a really nice powdercoat - sparkles like the original Imron. Built it up as a nice townie-bike for errand-running and beer runs. Dynamo lighting and fenders makes it weather and time agnostic. Really fun to ride. Feels like I'm about 11 years old again.
That’s got to be an early 80’s MTB with those lugs. I saw your project Trek on the classic MTB thread, has this one made it over there? Looks like a fabulous townie. You’d be surprised how well they ride on gravel too - they’re great allroad bikes.
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Old 07-16-18, 05:58 AM
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Picked up a 1995 930 Singletrack for my daughter:



Cost me one beer.

(granted, it was a Heady Topper, but that's a trade I'll make any day)
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Old 07-16-18, 07:46 AM
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I just finished up this Trek 930 yesterday. A neighbor gave it to me a few weeks ago, after it had sat in his garage for 12 years, beat and broken. I tore the whole bike down, drilled out the wheels to accept Schrader valves, re-cabled it, and replaced the headset, chain, tires, stem and cracked handlebars. Most the parts I already had various boxes of bike parts. It's going to live at our family summer camp in the Adirondacks, where the whole family can beat on it some more.

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Old 07-22-18, 01:52 PM
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1977 Trek TX304




Original Waterloo, WI. 1977 built TX304 in DuPont Imron Metallic Green polyurethane enamel.
Frame size 22.5”
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Old 08-04-18, 05:49 AM
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Burley Samba gets some competition

Picked this up yesterday.

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Old 08-06-18, 09:45 PM
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Originally Posted by bear_a_bug View Post
Got a two-fer to show today.

#1: '83 Trek 620

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What's up with that front bag? Looks like you have some kind of center pull pivots supported rack there?
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Old 08-07-18, 06:16 AM
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What's up with that front bag? Looks like you have some kind of center pull pivots supported rack there?
Yep, it's an old TA rack like this:



Front bag was made by Dave Banzer in Chicago (aka Treetop Goods) several years ago. Ran across his bags on the forums, turned out he lived a mile or two from me in Chicago!
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Just a follow-up to post #1648. I was indeed able to remove the welded seat post from the '79 930 frameset that I bought off eBay. It took a week using the the lye-soaking method. I detailed the process in a separate thread for those who may be interested.

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