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Old 07-03-17, 07:59 PM
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Wow, a 170 exists! And it's just three hours from me (and closer for you PDX guys and gals). I think $2500, especially as a starting bid, is a bit rich, but we'll see. The cancer diagnosis part really sucks. Interesting that in mentioning various models, it went 760, 770, then 170, which is accurate for other years except 1983 as this 970 owner (me) raises his hand and politely states, "They made another one, too!"

That paint combo is really nice. My 970 has a TSI "60" BB shell of the same design (obviously not a "58" like this one), even cable guides and hardware. Best of luck to that guy.
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John, I didn't remember using those decals with that seat lug design? If so it was pretty early.
Could be. Pretty much the only 170 frames I saw after painting were the team frames.
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Old 07-03-17, 09:11 PM
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Could be. Pretty much the only 170 frames I saw after painting were the team frames.
How many guys were making these top level frames? You (Z!!), Rich... who else?
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How many guys were making these top level frames? You (Z!!), Rich... who else?
Three, altogether. Kelly Gamble was the other one. Tim Isaac was the designer.
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Old 11-14-17, 11:31 AM
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Are you still looking?
I don't mean to be rude, but didn't you get the hint when the moderator said you can't sell here unless you get a membership?
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Old 11-14-17, 11:59 AM
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I had one, cut off all the brazes and made a fixed gear polo bike. That imron paint is TUFF STUFF!

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Old 11-14-17, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I don't mean to be rude, but didn't you get the hint when the moderator said you can't sell here unless you get a membership?
You know, if it was someone here who contributes to discussion, is friendly and helpful, but isn't a paying member- they're still not allowed to flaunt or skirt the rules.

Just showing up with the sole intent to sell your bike, starting 4 threads and dredging up another (albeit a very nice thread) all with the intent of drumming up interest in your bike that you have for sale... pay up or go away.
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Old 02-12-18, 10:49 AM
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I have one...

...I got in the late 80's as an unused frame. I rode it for a while, one of my favorite bikes. I'm not trying t0 sell it.
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Old 02-12-18, 11:07 AM
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...I got in the late 80's as an unused frame. I rode it for a while, one of my favorite bikes. I'm not trying t0 sell it.
Sweet! Super cool!


More Pix!!!
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Another 170 photo

I don't know much about it or it's rarity until I came to this thread. I did find a copy of the 1984 brochure online a few years ago. I do know it was for a racing team in CA and it had a Chain Reaction Cycles shop sticker on it.
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One more photo

I love everything about this bike.
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I love everything about this bike.
Beautiful bike!
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I love everything about this bike.
So do I!
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...I got in the late 80's as an unused frame. I rode it for a while, one of my favorite bikes. I'm not trying t0 sell it.
You planning on building it up to ride or keeping it as is? It looks really nice.
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How many guys were making these top level frames? You (Z!!), Rich... who else?
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Three, altogether. Kelly Gamble was the other one. Tim Isaac was the designer.
@JohnDThompson did you have a signature transfer on the ones you did? This is the second one I've seen with Rich's signature on the TT.
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Nope, it's staying on the wall.

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You planning on building it up to ride or keeping it as is? It looks really nice.
Not really. It's been built twice, when I got it, I was young and had no other bike, it was always a mixture of components. Recently I built it with 8 speed Dura-Ace and Campy High Flange Record wheels. It took it apart for two reasons, No space for it complete and I'm afraid of more wear/tear or catastrophic crash.
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Whoa dude, total unobtainiumsville. The one Trek that makes my “mint-ish” Trek 760 look obsolete. Oh man, killer bike. Ride on.
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Originally Posted by RiddleOfSteel View Post
My 970 has a TSI "60" BB shell of the same design (obviously not a "58" like this one), even cable guides and hardware. Best of luck to that guy.
My ‘84 build frame on my ‘86 760 has the “58” BB shell. All the top tier vintage Treks are ultra cool. Love ‘em.
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Thanks for all the kudos. I’m happy to find like minded people who appreciate the beauty of old steel.
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Carefully wiping the drool from my chin. Very nice.
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Turns out after looking more closely at the S/N it's really a 1983.
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My ‘84 build frame on my ‘86 760 has the “58” BB shell. All the top tier vintage Treks are ultra cool. Love ‘em.
The "58" and "60" on those TSI Trek shells refers to the angle between the seat tube and down tube, not frame size (although the "58" shells went on the smaller (
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The "58" and "60" on those TSI Trek shells refers to the angle between the seat tube and down tube, not frame size (although the "58" shells went on the smaller (
I wouldnt fit either but seriously glad I found such a great deal. Thanx John, what an era!
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Turns out after looking more closely at the S/N it's really a 1983.
Does this year have the big forward facing decals on the fork legs?
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