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1986 Trek 1500

My workhorse for 30 years. Back in 1986, I very much wanted the new Trek 2000. Since I already had a Dura Ace 7400 group; I looked into buying just a frameset. At that time, the Trek 1500 came out. It had (except for color) the identical frame as the 2000, and cost little more than a frameset. I liked the color so I bought a 1500, pulled its Shimano 600 parts off and put on my Dura Ace group. The Shimano 600 parts were put on my brother's Cannondale and I essentially had a nice yellow Trek 2000. I am now older and have changed it to lower triple gearing, hence the switch to 8 speed Ultegra drivetrain. At the same time, the brakes were upgraded to dual pivot as well. The rear dropouts remain spaced at 126mm. I re-spaced the rear axle to 126mm and it still has sufficient room for the 8 speed cogs.

True Temper T2, bonded 7000 series Aluminum, internal lugs, 58cm

True Temper T2, bonded 7000 series Aluminum

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Ultegra Triple/Hollowtech II

Shimano 8 speed/11-28/52-39-30

Shimano Ultegra GS/Shimano 8 speed SIS

Nitto/Nitto Technomic

Specalized Indie/Dura Ace

Shimano Dura Ace

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT/DT/Vittoria Rubino Pro Clinchers 700-23

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
DT/DT/Vittoria Rubino Pro Clinchers 700-23

More Info:
The Trek 1500 ad photo reflects the switch to the short lived Shimano Sante group in 1987

Added by OldRoadieTehachapi. Last updated about 2 years ago.

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