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Old 06-16-14, 07:16 PM
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Newbie with an old Trek

Hey everyone!

I'm relatively new to cycling, only been riding for a few months (started on a Walmart Genesis RoadTech no less) and have just a few hundred miles under my belt. Music is my first love (I've been playing guitar for about 10 years), but cycling is rapidly becoming a great hobby for me!

I thought I'd post a few pictures of my current bike for you guys! I've got a buddy that's huge into cycling and he says I got a rare find. If there's a better place for me to post the pictures, let me know!

It's an old Trek 520 (either an 88 or 89, not sure which) that was in the attic of my local bike shop. I scored it for $150 with the original rack and components. I think it's almost completely stock, but I'd love to know what you guys think of it!



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Old 06-16-14, 07:19 PM
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Welcome! You scored a GREAT bike at a great price. Post some pictures in the C & V (classic and vintage) area.
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Old 06-16-14, 07:20 PM
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Welcome to Bikeforums I have a Trek 400 from about 1988. Trek has always been a great manufacturer. Be sure to visit the Classics and Vintage forum and post your Trek!
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Old 06-16-14, 07:41 PM
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Welcome! You scored a GREAT bike at a great price. Post some pictures in the C & V (classic and vintage) area.
Thanks! I stumbled over there and posted to see if anyone can help me sort out the differences between the 88 and 89 models. Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Very nice find. Welcome to the forums, and to the "Trek 520 Fan Club," as well!
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Old 06-16-14, 08:08 PM
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Very nice find. Welcome to the forums, and to the "Trek 520 Fan Club," as well!
I'm happy to be a member! I did some digging with some help of the guys in the C&V forum and managed to nail it down as a 1989 model. I'm definitely enjoying every ride I have on it!
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Old 06-17-14, 05:02 AM
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Welcome to BF and congrats on the Trek---that’s a great find!
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Welcome to the forum and you have a great looking bike!

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Old 06-17-14, 08:14 AM
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Nice find! 91 in central Indiana today. Nice and cool @ 20 mph.
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great bike. You got one of the lugged frame ones. That is a smoking deal.
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I just recently made some upgrades (but kept the original parts of course). My buddy at the bike shop was able to hook me up with some used parts for free, but the bike rides so much better now.

- Dropped the smallest chain ring and changed the outer to a 48-tooth
- LOOK Keo clipless pedals
- Specialized body geometry saddle (in white, to match the bars)
- Bars re-taped in white

They also cleaned the bike and greased and oiled everything. At the end of the day, I paid $9 for the bar tape, and that was it! It pays to have friends in the bike shop I guess

I've got a set of lower-profile Shimano brakes that I'll fit eventually. At this point though, the only thing she's gonna need are new cables (and tires once these start to dry-rot).
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