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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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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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Old 10-11-19, 08:34 AM
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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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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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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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That seat setup will give me nightmares...
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