1985 TREK 520 Classic Road Bicycle.

Trek called it a "Sports Touring" bike.

My Trek project bike is done for now. I plan to ride the heck out of it then make adjustments as necessary.

Background: This bike belonged to my sister. She bought it new and rode it for a couple of years but then got into Mountain biking, it's been stored in her garage ever since.

Condition: The bike had a lot of grime from the storage. It was hard to tell what was good and what was bad. I believe the only component that was broken was the rear derailleur. Unfortunately this bike had the Maillard Helicomatic hubs. I decided that a new wheel set was appropriate.

Note: This bike is set up as a commuter. I put on the Freddy Fenders and the Tubus rack.

Upgrades:
- Mavic Open Pro wheels
- 7-speed 105 hubsets 126 mm, 32 holes
- 7 speed cassette
- Rivendell Silver bar end shifters
- Nitto Technomic Stem Nitto Noodle Handlebars
- Cinelli Cork bar tape
- Tektro Brake Levers
- CLB seat post
- Brooks Team Pro Saddle
- Continental Ultra-Gatorskins Tires

The bike is a dream to ride but the frame is a bit too small for me. I've been contemplating getting a 25.5" 520 frame and moving the components over.

bdavis@amacor.us

 

 

Trek 520 - side view
 
Trek 520 - side view in the fields
 
Trek 520 - rear hub detail

 

Trek 520 - drivetrain detail

 

Trek 520 - cockpit view
 
 

 

 
 


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