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1984 Trek 520 Touring Bike

As my first bicycle, I found her covered in cobwebs one fateful Spring many years ago. She went through many iterations as I grew as a cyclist, and she now sits in this state, restored to her former glory. This bike rides like buttah, and is comfortable enough for all-day riding. While not remotely a racing bike I have ridden many many miles on her and she still comes back for more.

Frame:
1984 Trek 520 54cm

Fork/Headset:
Tange Seiki Headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Sakae Triple

Pedals:
Origin 8, Soma clips & straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Surly / Sugino Rings 26/44/50, SRAM PG-850 11-26 Cassette, Sram PG-850 chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano 105 RD-5600 GS rear, Suntour Cyclone MKII Front, Suntour Friction Shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Atax Stem, Stock Bars, Fizik Microtex Chalk White Tape

Saddle/Seatpost:
Soma Radiussed Seatpost, Concept Saddle

Brakes:
Cane Creek SCR-5 / Dia-Compe Cantilever w/ Kool Stop Eagle II Salmon Pads

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Fulcrum Racing 5, destickered, with Resist Nomad 35c Tan Tire

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Xero XR-1, destickered, with Resist Nomad 35c Tan Tire

More Info:
Originally 27" Wheels, converted to 700c.

Added by trutone. Last updated about 7 years ago.

6 Comments

Lukemarmaduke

Lukemarmaduke says:

How does that rear-derailleur work with an 8 speed drivetrain? Any troubles?

Posted over 5 years ago

trutone

trutone says:

Works just fine!

Posted over 4 years ago

thisisdish

thisisdish says:

lovely cx!

Posted about 7 years ago

DHenderson

DHenderson says:

duuuude i love this thing! very nice. would also be dope if converted to cx.

Posted about 7 years ago

Kurzawa

Kurzawa says:

yup!

Posted about 7 years ago

trutone

trutone says:

Actually have an older photo of when I had her in CX mode. Was fun, but doesn't make for the best race rig with the quill stem, DT shifters and slack geo, but still rode nicely. The bike is more suited for road use.

Posted about 7 years ago