Year and Model | Collectability What generous people! It’s a double butted Reynolds 501 Cro-mo triangle with Tange Manga-moly fork and stays. the years: chainstay length (as pointed out by Robert Cooke) and the On the used market, this often means less money for an even better bike. "It's Not Vintage 1987 Trek 560 Pro Series Road Bike. Over the last few years, I’ve taken my love of the outdoors, hiking, skiing, trekking and exploring to the next level by starting this site. Included is a section on general specifications for buying or selling a vintage Trek are given on the site as well 520 has a road-smoothing steel frame and alloy fork, tourapproved front and rear racks, and a wide-range drivetrain that’s ideal for hauling a heavy load up hills. Comments The Trek 520 is a functional touring bike with improved features that will serve you well on long-distance rides. discussion forums there were posted questions like: The query usually went unanswered. This information may be used for marketing purposes by Trek Bicycle, its subsidiaries, its affiliate Trek Travel LLC, and your local dealers. However as a touring bike there are none better. models by year and color includes virtually all Trek bikes from for a 1983 600, 630, or 640, all of which have the same characteristics it a Trek? FRAME SIZE: TIG-welded butted Chromoly in sizes 48, 51, 54, 57, and 60cm I ride it in the rain and on good crushed stone trails. The retail price might be expensive to some, but the parts are affordable when you want to replace them. Trek 5500 OCLV Road Bicycle Size 56cm. | Collectability Adventure & touring bikes 520 is a classic steel touring bike built for the open road. But if you want a racing bike, buy a racing bike. Still have all my spokes. Univega Specialissima Touring Bicycle Rivendell Trek Miyata Lugged Steel Appreciated | Contact | for details. | Gallery | 520 is built to hold up, and it’s super reliable over the long haul. carefully spread the rear triangle to 126mm and replaced the (then) Corporation, Waterloo, Wisconsin. number page. Perhaps one day the TX900 will have matching The manufacturer has used a saucer-sized 36t sprocket that delivers a low bottom gear. One eyelet per drop out means both your fenders and your racks share the same bolt and drop out. Slide {current_page} of {total_pages} - You May Also Like. My Treks, Brochures I purchased it from him in 1978 for the sum of $375. These data should be of The good thing is that despite the chipping of the paint, the metal underneath does not rust easily. Bar end changers took a little getting used to but I appreciate how much more comfortable they are for small hands. Model 520 Touring (plus various carbon- and aluminum-framed road bikes and mountain bikes). also are four early price Possible (No glass was involved, just road side pebbles and one thorn) A VERY poor tire for a touring bike. The Model 170, arguably Trek’s best steel this site not copyrighted by others are Copyright © 2001-2015 Skip vintage Treks of the period. I’ve put SKS fenders on it, MKS-11 pedals, a Brooks pro for summer use, a Unicantor saddle for winter, aero brake levers, and ergo bend bars and a low rider front rack. The bearing in the steering column probably need replacing but all other moving parts are working fine. THe last few years I use my high end race bikes for daily rides because they are supper light. It doesn’t get better than this when it comes to frame stiffness on a touring bike. task is to sort out the many other forms of serial numbers used on Trek site. Trek Timeline | | On This Site | Is The spokes started to break after a few years of light use with a few trips in between. In such a situation, it would be nice to switch into a lower gear. in 1977 to a very accomplished teenager who raced it in and around Santa bulletproof bike, rode 12 years approx 30,000 kms rebuilt cassette few times as i never wash my bike and change the chain every 5 to 6 thousand kms. 50 pounds of panniers and I did not have a problem. I have a collection of vintage touring bicycles and on my recent move to NYC I had to choose just one for the first few months. for buying or selling, Gary the TREK brochures, pricelists, owner's manuals and photographs displayed Get a good touring tire like a marathon or a gatorskin. I know there will be more to thank in the future. rims, tires, hubs, and brake pads. We also liked the 48/36/26t Alivio mountain bike chainset, which comes with a tiny 26t internal chainring instead of a Shimano 105 road bike 50/39/30. Cycles in Seattle. (known generically as the side-pull cantilever or the direct pull brake) I personally feel like it’s the perfect bike to set out on a long tour with, especially if you have a lot of supplies to bring along. TIRES: Bontrager H1 Hard-case Ultimate, 700x38mm (reflective sidewall). Additionally, specifications and pictures for 2003 and newer Treks of wobble in the chainrings. Among their users was the 7-11 Team. The Trek 520 is one of the best touring bikes out there. The Columbus tubing, racing geometry, OK, here is what i've done. The bike maintains the usual Chromoly frame, with the break from tradition being an aluminum alloy fork as opposed to the previously used steel forks. by the Trek Bicycle Some Trek models shared the same frame. Another special feature is the three holes, these framesets and bikes will only increase in value over time. Here are some general comments from my own observations and from the these touring 720s with the 1990-1999 Model 720 MultiTrack bikes.). Determining is not currently available except from a custom framemaker. (left) and Dick Nolan. This The amount were (and still are) highly-rated bikes for serious touring. The 38mm Bontrager Hard-case tires are well-suited for the tarmac and will offer a smooth ride on light gravel. Even though they need more effort through brake levers compared to hydraulic disk brakes, they still work in all kinds of weather conditions. Currently, I am not adding more photos to the Gallery. It’s not a 620 or 720? Now that we have all (or virtually all) of the brochures/catalogs for Earlier, in corresponding with Dave Vegafria about his 720s, I casually mentioned my long-term hope of getting a 720 one day. information about early lugged, steel-framed road bikes made This helps to boost the lateral frame stiffness, increasing the bike’s stability with both front and rear loads. | My Treks. My current | Trek History | Component Dates collected experience of others. sought after by knowledgeable tourists. Skip Echert - E-mail: skip@skipechert.com. front brake squeal, switch to shimano BR-M330 pads stopped front squeal. I am going with 26 inch wheels and at least 36 spokes on my next bike. A few years ago, I replaced the sew-up rims with clinchers, The trek 520 weighs around 13kg itself and with the rack weight of 38 kg, the rider technically has to be under 74kg to meet this bikes requirement.