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Old 10-10-22, 10:30 PM
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Better pics (sorry bout the wheel mismatch, the tubulars were totally unglued so I'm running what I got right now):






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Old 10-11-22, 08:57 AM
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My ‘83 970 acquired not so long ago. I’ve been really enjoying getting dialed in on this bike. Tried to revive old Superbe brake pads, now better but still squealing, so probably have to switch them out.
I catch myself stopping to admire this one… a lot.
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Old 10-11-22, 12:31 PM
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Originally Posted by velomateo
Tried to revive old Superbe brake pads, now better but still squealing, so probably have to switch them out.
I have, with calipers like this, had some success with VERY CAREFULLY twisting the arms so that the pads hit the rim on the leading edge first.
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Old 11-01-22, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by velomateo

Tried to revive old Superbe brake pads, now better but still squealing, so probably have to switch them out.
I catch myself stopping to admire this one… a lot.
Yokozuna makes some very good brake pads that also look great on these vintage Suntour brakes.


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Old 11-01-22, 01:42 PM
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1991 Trek 950 POLICE model

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Old 11-01-22, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by craig_dahlke
Nice bike in a nice setting! Beware of overloading those Sunlite canti-racks - the mounting tabs like to crack. But front baskets are the bomb, especially for commuting.
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So those 2.3" width Rene Herse fit okay in the rear? https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop...ridge-tc-tire/
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Old 11-02-22, 08:55 AM
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Old 11-03-22, 12:04 AM
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[MENTION=185560]theblackbullet[/MENTION] always nice to see a properly large-sized Trek! You running those Tektro long reach calipers for potential 650B, or was it just out of reach of standard reach 47-57mm calipers? The pewter color really lends itself to stealth modernization. The black components look good on it.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel
[MENTION=185560]theblackbullet[/MENTION] always nice to see a properly large-sized Trek! You running those Tektro long reach calipers for potential 650B, or was it just out of reach of standard reach 47-57mm calipers? The pewter color really lends itself to stealth modernization. The black components look good on it.
Made a wrong purchase
I acquired it as a bare frameset, and I assumed or though I read somewhere that I'd need long reach going from 27" to 700c. 47-57 caliper would work perfectly.

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Old 11-03-22, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by theblackbullet
Made a wrong purchase
I acquired it as a bare frameset, and I assumed or though I read somewhere that I'd need long reach going from 27" to 700c. 47-57 caliper would work perfectly.

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So wait, what tires are those then? Not 650bs?
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So wait, what tires are those then? Not 650bs?
700x38c Gravelking Slick! They are mounted on DT Swiss R460 rims and measure out pretty accurately to 38mm wide!
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1990 Trek 970 Black with White Splash

20” Large frame.








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Old 11-04-22, 12:19 PM
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Bought these for a neighbor - surprised what a fun ride they are - 91' 700's


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Old 11-04-22, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Chriscraft760
20” Large frame.

I love that museum, it's what our joke of a lakeside "community center" should have looked like. Perfect venue for a shoot, esp being not far from where the subject bike was hatched.

Haven't been to Mke in ages, should get back there just to take in the updates to the bike infrastructure.
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Old 11-04-22, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Chriscraft760
20” Large frame.







That gen of Deore DX was tight!

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Old 12-28-22, 12:13 PM
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Originally Posted by fvernon
This 1980 Trek 614 followed me home from a thrift store today (as did 2 1986 Specialized Rockhoppers lurking in the background). I'm not quite sure if I'm going to rehab it or sell it quite yet...I suppose I just need to get out and ride it to see how the fit works with me. The frame is in great shape; anyone out there have any experience with these not-yet-in-the-catalog 600s from 1980 with the N serial numbers and pretty bare frames?


For some reason, the thrift stores around me like to attach $$$$ price tags on bikes. After I picked up a lovely Trek 600 from the original family, I thought I'd stop by the local thrift store just to see if I could double my wins...well, they had 3-4 bikes, nothing special, and they were like $190!!
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Old 12-28-22, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 75lechamp
Finished up today by installing the wheel set I built over the weekend. I thought the "bleu" Mavic SSCs would look good on this one....



1982 950 full Campy build


Mavic SSC "bleu"

[MENTION=365904]75lechamp[/MENTION] , you were telling me about this bike on our ride, but it is really nice to see pictures. It looks to be in fabulous condition, and fun to see what I might want to do w/ mine as far as bar tape and tires go, etc. It's the little touches, like the blue housing, that are those subtle things that really make a difference.

Maybe we can both drag our Treks out on one of the next local ride, although I need to up my game and probably get a Trek jersey or something.
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Old 12-28-22, 12:26 PM
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Question for the Trek collective - is there a definitive answer on which years or models Trek used a faux lug stamping on the headtube? This design was brought to my attention based on the thread with [MENTION=197010]scarlson[/MENTION] and [MENTION=108420]Standalone[/MENTION] showing pictures of their cracked Trek 6xx bikes. I also noticed that my Trek 560 Pro Series also has a 1-piece headtube and lug set.

Do we know which other years or models have this as well? I'm making an assumption that all of the higher end Treks (9xx and 7xx series) did not have 1 piece headtube/lug combos?
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Here is my [MENTION=359721]Clang[/MENTION] find - 1983 Trek 600 with updated 105 groupset - from original owner. This is from when I first picked it up:




Also, rode my Trek 750 Multitrack the other day to pick up my work truck from the shop. These bikes offer serious bang-for-your-buck value and punch way above their weight. With some higher quality slicks on her, she is such a smooth rider and definitely exceeds expectations. This is my 'do-all' bike:

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Old 12-28-22, 01:07 PM
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'Lenore', '87 400T, this winter's WIP...
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Mentioned this in the co-op thread, a 531 Trek Elance that looks like a 25" frameset. It has a 34" standover height with some old 30C wheels on it and I have no reason to keep it, having sworn off bikes over 24"/62cm. Really scuffed and scraped, but I find no dents or cracks although it looks like the rear spacing was narrowed for fixie/SS use.
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Originally Posted by ehcoplex

'Lenore', '87 400T, this winter's WIP...
650b conversion?
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650b conversion?
Yup.
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