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Old 10-11-19, 07:36 AM
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Good question. I bought this one from the original owner, who rode it a number of times from Bloomington, MN to Dresser, WI and back (62 miles each way).
I'm sure somebody has one in that color with mint paint and graphics. I just haven't seen one.
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Old 10-11-19, 07:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Hudson308 View Post
Yeah... what he said. Must have been a popular color in '78!

Well-used and well-loved.

How does that seat not break off?
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Originally Posted by jlaw View Post
Well-used and well-loved.

How does that seat not break off?
Good question!
This how I received it. The original owner was shorter (5'-10"?) than I expected for a bike this size. I have big plans for it, as it's one of the few made with Columbus tubing.
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Originally Posted by Hudson308 View Post
Good question!
This how I received it. The original owner was shorter (5'-10"?) than I expected for a bike this size. I have big plans for it, as it's one of the few made with Columbus tubing.
Is that a 25.5" frame? What's your inseam?

I have three vintage Treks that are 22.5" - been thinking of trying a 24" to get the 'classic' look of about 4" of seat post exposed. My 22.5" frames have around 6" of seat post showing.
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That pic ^^^^^^ could be in the margin next to the dictionary definition of "beausage".
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Is that a 25.5" frame? What's your inseam?

I have three vintage Treks that are 22.5" - been thinking of trying a 24" to get the 'classic' look of about 4" of seat post exposed. My 22.5" frames have around 6" of seat post showing.
This one is a 24", which should work fine with my 34" inseam. Most of the frames with "square" dimensions are a compromise for me. A 22" frame is a bit too short on the top tube, and a 24" frame is a bit of a reach from the saddle to crank.
If I have to choose, I'll choose the latter and move the saddle down below what would be considered "proper".
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Originally Posted by madpogue View Post
That pic ^^^^^^ could be in the margin next to the dictionary definition of "beausage".
Oh I dunno... see post # 12 here!
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Oh I dunno... see post # 12 here!
One for the UK edition, one for the US edition.....
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Old 10-13-19, 08:55 PM
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That seat setup will give me nightmares...
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1992 Trek 950

I recently rebuilt my 1992 Trek 950. It came to me with some so-so v brakes (origin 8) and mountain bike shift levers that gave up the ghost. I rebuilt it with Tektro CR 720 cantilevers, kool stop pads, thumb shifters, a trekking bar, and continental travel contact 26 x 1.75 tires. The wheels, derailleurs, headset and stem are all original.

I really, really like this bike. I find the trekking bar very comfortable and the conti tires are excellent. I like riding a vintage MTB on the paths and gravel roads near my home once fall starts.



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Old 10-23-19, 06:50 PM
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^^^^^ Nice, one of the last lugged USA bikes. For modern brakes, those Tektros look.... right.
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Old 10-24-19, 06:26 PM
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1977 TX900 updated with Nuovo Record crank with Cambio Rino drilled crainrings.
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Old 10-29-19, 09:24 AM
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Trek 950

Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I recently rebuilt my 1992 Trek 950. It came to me with some so-so v brakes (origin 8) and mountain bike shift levers that gave up the ghost. I rebuilt it with Tektro CR 720 cantilevers, kool stop pads, thumb shifters, a trekking bar, and continental travel contact 26 x 1.75 tires. The wheels, derailleurs, headset and stem are all original.

I really, really like this bike. I find the trekking bar very comfortable and the conti tires are excellent. I like riding a vintage MTB on the paths and gravel roads near my home once fall starts.




Looks great! Must be a dream to ride!
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Old 10-30-19, 05:56 AM
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My latest fixer-upper: 1983 700. I've posted a thread here somewhere on C&V going through the rebuild but somehow missed the opportunity to post it here. It's all Superbe and a little Superbe Pro. One of my favorite rides!





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Old 10-30-19, 08:17 PM
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So is it something psychological that people that ordered 77/78 ice blue Treks rode the living **** out of them, or is there something that makes that paint show wear more than other colors?
I heard someone's theory on this and there may be some truth to it: The people who bought the higher end models bought them to be ridden as tools. The people who generally bought the lower models were testing the waters, so to speak, and after a season might've hung theirs from the rafters where they stayed for decades. My 400 series was near perfect while my 410 went through quite a few alterations. And the wear from use seems to be in all the right places. At least that's what it looks like to me.

I've only seen a handful so for everyone else my post should be taken as anecdotal. Who knows though; the next five Treks may blow my agreement with that surmise...ation? out of the water.

it's all conjecture...

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Old 10-31-19, 06:25 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
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Originally Posted by lugsNleather58 View Post
Looks great! Must be a dream to ride!
Thanks! This is my first long-term use of trekking bars. They're really comfortable (better and more hand positions than flat bars with bar ends) and easy peasy to install on a vintage MTB.
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Old 11-19-19, 10:05 AM
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So is it something psychological that people that ordered 77/78 ice blue Treks rode the living **** out of them, or is there something that makes that paint show wear more than other colors?
My ‘78 Ice Blue 514 has had its wheels ridden off. The paint is not happy, but the rest of it is 🙂

This morning I parked it next to a much younger sibling, a 520. No idea the year of the 520...

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Just casually saunter in with a double panel vintage Trek, eh? Man...

It's gorgeous.
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Did you really get that stand for six bucks?

Oh - yeah - one of the most beautiful Treks ever made, and def. one of the sharpest still in service.
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Old 11-20-19, 05:01 PM
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I have a couple here, which I'll post reasonably soon.
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1984 trek 520 with Rivendell Bosco Bullmoose bars
Here’s my 1984 520 w/ Rivendell Bosco Bullmoose bars
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Old 11-21-19, 10:01 AM
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1984 trek 520 with Rivendell Bosco Bullmoose bars
Here’s my 1984 520 w/ Rivendell Bosco Bullmoose bars
Very nice.

That vintage saddle is in excellent condition.

Are those 'Jim Blackburn' racks front and rear?

What size tires?

Thanks.
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1977 TX900 updated with Nuovo Record crank with Cambio Rino drilled crainrings.
This kinda looks like a sweet ratrod. I had a Trek 500 that came out looking similarly. Nice build. Love the hubs and crank.
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