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Old 03-23-17, 04:48 PM
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My Trek 750 - Is it "fred" enough

Purchased this new many years ago. A throwback in that steel frame and alloy rims both made in USA. Weather this weekend to reach 60s. Got it ready with new fenders, were available in yellow so what the heck. Ride this on MUPs around here till I feel I am capable of riding the road bike. How does it look?
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I like it.


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I like it! I have a thing for '90s steel bikes. My first "big bike" was a 1991 Motiv Stonegrinder that I've somewhat hybridized (put smooth tires on, etc). Specs are similar, probably, to your Trek. Araya aluminum rims, Shimano STX drivetrain (mid-level, about Deore today), cantilever brakes, etc. Though I have put linear-pull brakes on mine, I may swap it back to cantis just for that "original cool".

Keep it up! Your Trek looks fantastic.
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Old 03-24-17, 07:07 AM
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How does it look?
From a Nordic perspective, Swedish.

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Old 03-24-17, 07:45 AM
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From a Nordic perspective, Swedish.
Thank you for your comment. An international perspective that is available to us today is gratifying. I am a prolific reader and within the past couple of days I read about Vikings in National Geographic and Smithsonian magazines, perhaps there is some subliminal message I got from these stories.
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Old 03-24-17, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by churnman View Post
Purchased this new many years ago. A throwback in that steel frame and alloy rims both made in USA. . How does it look?
Looks good, very tidy. The fenders had to grow on me, my first reaction was PAINT THEM BLUE!! But after a moment the color scheme settled in my mind and now I think they really set the bike off. Considering it obviously set up for touring or grocery shopping, not racing down the back roads.

I have a mid nineties Trek MTB that looks very similar, Imagine those fenders on this one of mine? They'd be a perfect match hey.

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Nothing says Fred like Trek.
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Originally Posted by LiquorLad View Post
Nothing says Fred like Trek.
Didn't the real Fred ride the equivalent of "to the Moon, and back".



I found the humour in that. Thank-you for the chuckle.

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It's Fred and then some.
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Originally Posted by LiquorLad View Post
Nothing says Fred like Trek.
I know I only bought it because I couldn't find a Giant at the time and fell in love with the colour scheme. I'm not a fan of US designed bikes, or steel bikes in general, especially those fat motorized tubs that come out of old parts bins in Milwaukee. If they didn't have the marketing aimed at people who had never ridden a real bike they would have gone out of business long ago

That old trek never gets ridden, it lives in a shipping container up country. One day I might strip the shimano parts off it if I find the need.

Here is an example of a 21st century motorcycle.

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I have a mid nineties Trek MTB that looks very similar, Imagine those fenders on this one of mine? They'd be a perfect match hey.

Nice mountain bike and yes that shade of yellow would look great on it.
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I really like the fenders! Well done.

I did up a Specialized MTB a while back with the Hi-Vis fenders. It was quite striking in contrast with the matt olive frame color, I thought.

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I really like the fenders! Well done.

Looks great! Mind if I "borrow" your reflective tape idea?
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Looks great! Mind if I "borrow" your reflective tape idea?
Thanks. They were cut from red* 3M reflective tape with the "Sergeant stripe" tail lights of the '40 Ford in mind. Of course you can borrow it. Please post pics if you do!

*Even though it doesn't look red in my photo's taken at dusk.

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I like it! My first real bike was a 1995 Trek 730 MultiTrack so I have a soft spot for them.
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Originally Posted by coominya View Post
I know I only bought it because I couldn't find a Giant at the time and fell in love with the colour scheme. I'm not a fan of US designed bikes, or steel bikes in general, especially those fat motorized tubs that come out of old parts bins in Milwaukee. If they didn't have the marketing aimed at people who had never ridden a real bike they would have gone out of business long ago

That old trek never gets ridden, it lives in a shipping container up country. One day I might strip the shimano parts off it if I find the need.

Here is an example of a 21st century motorcycle.

I will take your 'busa, and race you from DC to Oregon.. on my R1200GSA :-)

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...4s1iE-jraSgJc3
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Those fenders just scream "Hey everybody! Look at Me!"

I like it!
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I will take your 'busa, and race you from DC to Oregon.. on my R1200GSA :-)

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1Q...4s1iE-jraSgJc3
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I live in Australia Mate.

I come here to discuss bicycles.
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