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1983 Trek 520

Trek 520 setup as an all purpose bike

Frame:
Reynolds 501

Fork/Headset:
Tange Fork

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Tracer Crankset

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Triple

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Suntour ARX (3 Pulley) Rear, Suntour ARX Front

Brakes:
Dia-Comp Sidepull

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700C Rims, Suntour Hubs 700-35 Cyclocross Tires

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700C Rims, Suntour Hubs 700-35 Cyclocross Tires

More Info:
I decided I wanted what would now be called a gravel bike, but it would be a classic bike and only use the parts I had lying about. It might be fun to haul around on vacation. I call it what it is, an all purpose bike. I started with a (not terribly sought after) 1982 Trek 500 frame. It has three main tubes of Reynolds 501 (seamed cromoly) with Tange cromoly fork and stays. This was what I call one of their kit frames; Trek built the three main tubes and joined a rear triangle built by Tange who also made the fork. The lugs are by Trek. A good choice for this project as it has a longish wheelbase and can handle fat tires. The rear derailleur is a strange duck, being a 3 pulley Suntour, It seemed a fun choice, Front derailleur and shifters are also Suntour. The crank is an inexpensive triple by Tracer. The wheels are 700c with wide rimes and 700-35 cyclecross tires. It came out weighing a bit porky at 26 1/2 pounds.

Added by OldRoadieTehachapi. Last updated 9 months ago.

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