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    Default Re: Trek

    That 730 is beautiful.
     

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    Default Re: '82 730 Update




     

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    Default My '82 600 Modern Build

    New-to-me 1982 Trek 600 frameset, 531c. 2012 Veloce shifting. My commuter, my (dirt-)roadie, my one-bike at the moment.

     

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    Default Re: My '82 600 Modern Build

    I've always loved that champagne/baby blue paint scheme! Cool bike! Love the Pasela's too. So many great details, from the Crane, set back post, Honjo's with extra flaps, proper Campy cable stops on the downtube. Nicely done. -PDX
     

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    Default Re: My '82 600 Modern Build

    I love what trek has been doing with their paint schemes recently.
     

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    Default Re: My '82 600 Modern Build

    The above 7 series has custom paint. Project 1. They don't have anything quite that flashy in their stock line.
     

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    Default Re: My '82 600 Modern Build

    I saw a Trek 520 touring bike outside an outdoor gear shop in the city.

    I always think that this is the type of frame that people who actually tour in Africa or Asia - would use. It was so simple and nice with bar end shifters, V brakes, a new Deore group, a Brooks saddle and racks. Nice bikes, and this is coming from a bike snob...
     

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    Default Re: My '82 600 Modern Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Lazer View Post
    The above 7 series has custom paint. Project 1. They don't have anything quite that flashy in their stock line.
    Thats a real nice combination.
     

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    Default Re: My '82 600 Modern Build

    Quote Originally Posted by doctor855 View Post
    Thats a real nice combination.
    thank you!
     

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    Default Re: My '82 600 Modern Build

    Is this anybody's long lost dream bike? Not mine (and I have no idea who the seller is, except that he is local), but popped up on the local board. Happy to be a local contact if it brings anyone here back to the glory days of old.

    Text if the link doesn't jive (seller is asking $600):

    Rare 1985 Trek 760 in great condition!
    Size is 54cm, reynolds 531 frame and fork, Made in the USA
    Campagnolo Victory group includes -
    Hubs, seatpost, front and read derailleur, brakes (levers and calipers), crank and shifters.
    Tubular wheels - upgraded to 7 speed with newer cables, have an extra tubular tire also!
    newer saddle

    MMBA • View topic - Vintage 1985 Trek 760 (54cm), Reynolds 531 F/F, Campy group!
     

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    Default Re: '82 730 Update



    Somebody has been taking very good care of this old girl.
     

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    Default Re: '82 730 Update

    I didn't see a more appropriate thread to put this in so.... Tim, TS Isaac, was the engineering director at Trek during the early 80s and this "mountain bicycle" as he called it was built for Brad Thorne of Cane Creek fame circa 1983 or so. Note the super long chain stays. Tim said it was more or less a prototype of the early Trek mountain bikes that came out a year or so later. The bike is or will be on display at First Flight Bicycles.

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    Default Re: '82 730 Update

    Yes the weight is impressive (13.23lbs as pictured with pedals, cages and Garmin mount for a 58cm) but it's the ride that's really impressed me. It's incredibly smooth and comfortable. I've been lucky to have had some lovely bikes (Serotta, Baum, Colnago, Cyfac, Look, Litespeed etc) but I can honestly say this is one of if not the best riding bike I've ever had. Never thought I'd say that when choosing a mass-produced bake-in-the-oven plastic bike...





    And yes, you're right, I do need to change out that white seatmast cap for a black one!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by bencolem View Post
    I've been lucky to have had some lovely bikes (Serotta, Baum, Colnago, Cyfac, Look, Litespeed etc) but I can honestly say this is one of if not the best riding bike I've ever had. Never thought I'd say that when choosing a mass-produced bake-in-the-oven plastic bike...
    Interesting. I expected to think the same when I briefly owned an Emonda, but I found the ride to be dull as dishwater. It had none of the 'get-up-and-go' that I love about Cervélos and none of the spark of anything else I've liked - which was a shame, because it was actually quite a good looking bike; as is yours (white seat mast aside).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwsaunders View Post


    Somebody has been taking very good care of this old girl.
    I really like the look of those old (dare I say original) Trek road bikes. I can spot them locked up to a post bashed to hell paint & decals gone single speeded no bar tape - to my eye they look right. The old Spec. Allez(es, s, plural) are the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichTheRoadie View Post
    Interesting. I expected to think the same when I briefly owned an Emonda, but I found the ride to be dull as dishwater. It had none of the 'get-up-and-go' that I love about Cervélos and none of the spark of anything else I've liked - which was a shame, because it was actually quite a good looking bike; as is yours (white seat mast aside).
    Having enjoyed your musings on the many bicycles you've experienced over the years I certainly won't question the validity of your opinion but, I do think that, in the context of your experience and preferences, I can understand your comments regarding the Emonda. I can understand that you might find it a frame without a particularly strong character as I find it simply very competent at deilvering stiffness and comfort in a lightweight package. In the absence of a particularly strong individual trait it's possible that strength in many disciplines can be construed as boring. The Emonda doesn't perhaps do any one thing better than other bikes I've had but as an overall it's combination of lightweigh sprightliness, stiff responsiveness and genuinely supple 'all-of-a-piece' comfort really blows me away. I find the ride quality exceptional and just want to ride it. Which is kind of what it's all about I think!
    P.s. I remember buying a C50 years ago and being completely underwhelmed by it. I thought it "dull as dishwater" and sold it on fairly quickly. Other still think I'm completely wrong. Guess it demonstrates how one man's ceiling is another man's floor!
     

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    Default Re: '82 730 Update

    When the Emonda first came out I rode out reps SLR8 (made in USA with DA9000) on a long rolling ride in the valleys north of the city. I came to very similar conclusions, the bike is great when it comes to performance, and looks good too, but there is something kind of boring about it. It doesn't ask to be pushed hard, it simply handles it when you do go fast. It's the perfect bike for people who ride that way, but I just couldn't get inspired on it.

    I do think aesthetically it's the best Trek in years.
     

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    Default Re: '82 730 Update

    Quote Originally Posted by nate2351 View Post
    I do think aesthetically it's the best Trek in years.
    This is true, at least in the H1 geo.

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    Default Re: '82 730 Update

    Newly rebuilt! Loving this ride. After removing the terrible top tube decals I am much happier with the aesthetics :)

     

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