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tarsi 02-15-19 10:03 AM

1983 TREK 720 - 63cm
 
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thumpism 03-05-19 08:38 PM

Has there been NO interest in this bike? I've been riding 64cm/25" bikes for decades but am shrinking out of them, otherwise I'd be all over this one. Last bought a 62cm RB-T and swore I'd not buy bigger again. Someone buy tarsi's to remove the temptation. Thank you.

tarsi 03-10-19 06:53 PM


Originally Posted by thumpism (Post 20824724)
Has there been NO interest in this bike? I've been riding 64cm/25" bikes for decades but am shrinking out of them, otherwise I'd be all over this one. Last bought a 62cm RB-T and swore I'd not buy bigger again. Someone buy tarsi's to remove the temptation. Thank you.

Thank for the attempted assist but bike has been traded away for a Cannondale tourer in my size. Will soon be a daily, 20 mile commuter for a college engineering professor.

stardognine 03-19-19 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by tarsi (Post 20832169)
Thank for the attempted assist but bike has been traded away for a Cannondale tourer in my size. Will soon be a daily, 20 mile commuter for a college engineering professor.

Sweet Trek, but the Cannondale beats it. Congrats on the upgrade. 👍
I was a bit surprised, to see anything listed in the touring classifieds.

Cycle Tourist 07-22-19 10:22 PM


Originally Posted by tarsi (Post 20795961)
Sorry about the cross-link but thought members here might be interested in my ad below. Ride on!

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Love the set up on these bikes. The right balance, the braze-ons, the feel lightly loaded is great fun. Because I do need the big frame but trek apparently didn't change the tubing specs for a big frame, I really hate the big frame for heavy touring. Please, don't get all up in my face. I obviously have never ridden the med or small frame. They may be the greatest ever made, it's just the 63cm 720 I know isn't for me. I love a straight gauge old Univega or Miyata even with no braze-ons loaded to the near gills. Whatever weight is saved by using thin tubing is great fun for light or credit card touring but used as a beast of burden with the ability to "roll," when conditions are available. (ie. tailwinds, long down hill or flats), not so much.
As time matches on I've grown into a slightly smaller frame. 'Dales are my favorite but I stumbled onto a Klein Performance in the perfect size and with a few modest changes in gearing it fills the bill.


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