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Old 01-15-12, 08:53 AM
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Here's my Trek 560, my winter road bike. I picked it up a few years ago from the previous owner who had it hanging in his garage since almost new.



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Old 01-17-12, 04:16 PM
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Here is my 86 Trek 400 updated with a 105 5700 drivetrain
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My 720:

That is an exorbitantly inconceivable awesome bike.

I Love it!
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My commuter, that will soon be converted into more of a tourer/commuter.

Interesting story about it, though. My son found it in an alley (here in Tempe, AZ, almost everyone has an alley behind their house that has some dumpsters, so that everyone can deposit their trash). This thing was in VERY rough shape! It was under a bunch of trash and looked like someone was cleaning out their garage and this was part of the flotsam/jetsam. Anyway, he brought it home and I went to work on it. There was grime all over it, and hardly anything worked. But I stripped it down, and rebuilt it. I had to buy a few new parts (shifters, saddle, tires, brake pads & cables, etc.), but for the most part, it is all original. I threw a rack I had on it, and it is a super nice commuter!

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How did you squeze fenders in there? I have an '86 Trek 560 with 28mm tires and there is no way fenders would fit even if I had 23mms.
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Not considered vintage by some?

Yard sale find.

Total rebuild after nearly 9000 miles this past summer.
Collection of yard sale finds and NOS from the LBS.


It rides like an old pair of Levis.

Sorry about the poor picture, it is 16`f out side and I ain't
going there......



The night I brought it home.



Got it ride-able.

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Old 01-18-12, 12:07 PM
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How did you squeze fenders in there? I have an '86 Trek 560 with 28mm tires and there is no way fenders would fit even if I had 23mms.
The only reason those fenders fit is because I'm running 23mm tires (labeled as 25mm but measure about 22.8mm).
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Old 01-18-12, 12:41 PM
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Treks in the stable.

My latest build, and winter bike.
1982 Trek 610


I still have the frame, but it was one size too large. I found the right size frame, but it's not complete yet.
1990 Trek 520


Expedition tourer. Self supported tour, Mexico and Guatemala.
1991 Trek 970


Right after rebuild, before bar tape.
1993 Trek 2100
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My '87 Elance 400T. I bought the frame and decided to build it as a 9 spd but tried to keep it somewhat retro with the bar ends and Brooks. I like the more upright aspect of the bars with this stem set up but kind of wished I would have gone with a silver quill.



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I should do new pics of everything, but here's some recent pics of the 1985 620.

I've done some parts acquiring and some playing around with stuff and I'm just about there with the bike. Right now, I'm rockin' 6 Speed Command Shifters and a 6 Speed Shimano FW. A Suntour XC Pro RD and the stock Sachs/Huret Pilot FD. Atom Hubs and Mavic rims. I replaced the long reach SR stem with a shorter reach SR Custom. I really like the newer Bontraeger bar tape and I have some Planet Bike "Century Gel Pads" under the tape.










Among the things I'm thinking about- replacing the Blackburn rack with one of the Tubus racks, and I'm thinking of some way to attach lights so I can use my handlebar bag- but the bag is in the way and I'd like to find some new pedals. Right now- it's pretty much just minor tweaks. I'm loving this bike- it is the single most comfortable bike I've ridden.
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My new 1988 Trek 400-that's the original handlebar tape!Anyone got any touch up paint for this beauty?
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Anyone got any touch up paint for this beauty?
Take it to a hobby/model store and match it to a closest color of model paint, and find what other colors you need to add to match. If you're lucky, the person at the store will help you out!
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Here is an update pic on the '85 Trek 460 since a bit of a makeover:

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Take it to a hobby/model store and match it to a closest color of model paint, and find what other colors you need to add to match. If you're lucky, the person at the store will help you out!
If they don't have the right one, nail polish might even work...wide variety of shades & colors.

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Take it to a hobby/model store and match it to a closest color of model paint, and find what other colors you need to add to match. If you're lucky, the person at the store will help you out!
I'm color blind and have always failed miserably trying to match,Whether with paint or nail polish.This bike is in such special condition that an exact match for the few unfortunate scrapes would be justified.
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Picked up a couple Treks last few months
First is a 82 Trek 730 according to the serial number. That was a sold as a bare frame with full 531, Campy 1010 drops, Nikko lugs and a Cinelli BB. Came in Pewter paint. At some point it was painted Orange and if the stickers are correct it had a full Super Campy Group. Decent paint job. Missing the Campy cranks and Rear derailleur. Wearing 6000 Cyclone cranks and derailleurs in the picture but I have campy cranks and derailleurs I'm putting on it soon.


Second I picked up was a 84 Trek 890 bare frame and fork. This was one year only model billed "for the urban canyon". Came on Panasonic 26x1.5 radails.

Mostly built it up with early 90's LX. I did lace up a 130mm 9 speed hub and put 9 sped Dura Ace bar ends on it. Liking it. Nice ride good to bang around on. I inteded it to be foul weather/ light single track bike but had the Aged Brooks and the Dirt drops with Books tape in the parts bin so I thew them on. The Brooks stuff is likely getting moved to another build soon.
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Just got my Tubus Cargo in today, very nice rack. Seems to be very sturdy and solid. Got the Tara in the mail as we speak! MY 2011 520, getting ready for my CC trip on June 18th! I'm very excited!



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I like the Tubus racks, I don't like that cro-mo racks are only black. I'd like silver.
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Looks great - I am glad you are enjoying it !
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This thread is old but so is my bike, so there ya go. It's an '82 311. Most parts have been replaced with something newer, but the headset, stem and handlebars are original. Decals were stripped off long ago. It's currently doing duty as my single speed brevet bike with 46/18 gearing. My plan is to do a Super Randonneur series on it this year. So far I've finished the 200k and 300k. Also rode a 370k flèche on it this past weekend. I'm not sure I ever want to make it multi-speed again. This is too much fun.




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Hey Lonesomesteve, what hub/light combo is that?
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my 1990 trek 930 mtb

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Hey Lonesomesteve, what hub/light combo is that?
It's a Shimano 3N80 hub driving a B&M IQ Cyo headlight. I use a battery powered taillight (PB SuperFlash) to keep things simple.
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