you're looking to see a pristine restoration, then this isn't it.
What you are looking at is a well used 25+ year old bike that still
provides a comfortable, plush, and stable ride built back up on
a low budget. A little history about this bike, as it has made its
way across the country from East to West. I bought it last summer
(2008) from a guy in Cave Junction Oregon and just recently (early
Feb 09) got it road worthy here in Southern Oregon's Rogue Valley.
The previous owner bought it in San Jose California sometime before
retiring to Oregon and prior to that, all I know is that it began
its life at Marblehead Cycle located in Marblehead, MA. The bike
still has their shop sticker on the seat tube and they appear to
still be in business as I found their website doing a google search
and they still sell the Trek brand.
bike did not appear to be stock as it has a chrome fork and wheels
consisting of Maillard hubs, Spidel quick release skewers, and Araya
rims. Those are not spec'd in the brochure copies on the vintage
trek website, everything else though was original. With much help
from the mechanic ( Mike? tattoo’s and long chin hair) at Al's Cycle
& Hobbies in Medford Oregon the bottom bracket & headset were replaced
and the hubs were rebuilt. It was then assembled with the original
Dia Compe brake calipers, Sun Tour ARX rear/AR front derailleurs,
SR Super Custom 52/40 crankset, and a mixture (Super Italia bars,
Tektro brake levers, an aero seatpost, and Sun Tour Power Shifters)
of used parts from Get N Gear's used parts bins in Ashland Oregon.
A new 7 speed freewheel, chain, cables, bar tape, tires/tubes and
seat finished it off. With the 27 X 1 1/4 tires, gravel or dirt
roads are no problem, as I tend to ride them when the pavement ends.
This bike is rock solid and stable at speed. Photos were taken at
and on the way out to Lost Creek covered bridge (built in 1861)
here in Southern Oregon.