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1REK (trek) seatstay cap. Anyone else?

Old 07-31-21, 01:57 PM
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1REK (trek) seatstay cap. Anyone else?

I recently picked up a 1978 trek tx300. It's a surprisingly nice quality frame for being made with high ten steel. Going through the bike I found a humorous quality defect In a seatstay cap stamped with '1REK' instead of the full TREK. Is it a commentary on the bike or an omen of things to come?

Anyone else have a rek of an early trek?



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Originally Posted by morri869 View Post
I recently picked up a 1978 trek tx300. It's a surprisingly nice quality frame for being made with high ten steel. Going through the bike I found a humorous quality defect In a seatstay cap stamped with '1REK' instead of the full TREK. Is it a commentary on the bike or an omen of things to come?

Anyone else have a rek of an early trek?



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Looks like a heavy hand with the file and a blind eye at inspection to me.
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Yup.
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That seems to sum up their brake bridge brazing to a T.

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Trek made something with Hi- Ten?!
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I've posted this pic before, but here is my REK. The other seat stay is fine.

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Trek made something with Hi- Ten?!
They sure did! Starting right at the beginning, the tx300 was double butted ishiwata high tensile steel
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Originally Posted by Shrevvy View Post
I've posted this pic before, but here is my REK. The other seat stay is fine.

Wow and on the drive side of a nicer frame no less!
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You should see @lonesomesteve's Frek

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Wow and on the drive side of a nicer frame no less!
Yes, and the REK is so well done. Somehow the T was just missing. You can see there was no filing are anything like that where the T should be. I no longer ride this bike much, but want to keep it just for the novelty.
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