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Old 03-29-20, 09:08 PM
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Trek Resto-mod question

Iím interested in doing a resto-mod on an older Trek. Iím very long legged and would like to use big tires.

What is the largest steel road frame Trek made in the 80ís and which model had the largest tire clearance if using 622 wheels?

A 650b conversion sounds fun but IMO wouldnít look right with a huge frame.

Is there another brand that made larger frames with bigger tire clearance?
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Have you looked through this site​​​​​​: Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation, bike
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Originally Posted by XXLHardrock View Post
Iím interested in doing a resto-mod on an older Trek. Iím very long legged and would like to use big tires.

What is the largest steel road frame Trek made in the 80ís and which model had the largest tire clearance if using 622 wheels?

A 650b conversion sounds fun but IMO wouldnít look right with a huge frame.

Is there another brand that made larger frames with bigger tire clearance?
Trek made sizes up to 25.5Ē. My 82 412 in that size would fit 700x38 without issue. Also, I think 650b looked just fine, and rode like a treat. .

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Touring bikes with canti brakes will usually take a larger tire. I had a 1985 65cm 520 that would take 700x40c.

Switching from 27" to 700's can be a little tricky with canti brakes due to reach.
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