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Trek 500 Porteur

Picked up this frame at Summit Bike & Ski in Bozeman, MT for 75 bucks. Repainted it black, and built it up as my town bike. Slowly getting where I want it to be. I'm trying to find an old lugged steel Japanese road frame with recessed brake holes, or canti's. Then I need to find some good Japanese cranks, brakes, and a seatpost, a black Brooks Swallow, and some stainless fenders, and it'll be finished.

Frame:
1984 Trek 500 Series, 56cm

Fork/Headset:
Non-original Tange fork // Tange Levin CDS headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo Record Strada 170mm // Sugino Prototype 109mm

Pedals:
MKS Sylvan Stream pedals // MKS NJS clips // Dimension faux-leather straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
17T Shimano MX30 freewheel // 42T Campagnolo chainring // KMC chain

Handlebars/Stem:
Velo Orange Postino bars // SR Custom stem 90mm

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B-17 // Kalloy Laprade

Brakes:
Dia-Compe G Series calipers // Velo Orange city style levers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son TB14 laced to low flange Dura Ace // Panaracer Pasela PT 28mm

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
H+Son TB14 laced to low flange Dura Ace // Panaracer Pasela PT 28mm

Accessories:
Gamoh Jr Cargo Rack, Velo Orange Stainless Braided Brake Lines, Fizik Superlight Tape, Nitto bar ends

Added by GromCake. Last updated about 3 years ago.

13 Comments

50voltphantom

50voltphantom says:

Nice.

Posted about 3 years ago

ghostridethewhip

ghostridethewhip says:

+1

Posted about 3 years ago

destroypedal

destroypedal says:

this is so dope. great work!

Posted over 4 years ago

dickeysezso

dickeysezso says:

Nice rack. I want it.

The whole build reminds me a bunch of this sweet Hufnagel porteur:

http://theradavist.com/2012/10/beautifu...

Posted over 5 years ago

Zeb_pepperoni

Zeb_pepperoni says:

haha hey! my old conversion had the same bars and cranks! this looks way better though

Posted over 5 years ago

GromCake

GromCake says:

thanks! yours did have the cool ratty factor at least.

Posted over 5 years ago

Karl

Karl says:

It's beautiful!

Posted over 5 years ago

GromCake

GromCake says:

Thanks so much!

Posted over 5 years ago

ggraves

ggraves says:

Don't paint it! It looks so classy already

Posted over 5 years ago

GromCake

GromCake says:

the paint's chipping and has been patched in a few spots with a slightly darker shade so I need to repaint it with the same color at the very least. but I really like the elegant look of black porteur builds and since I'm repainting it anyway I think I'm gonna try black. I ordered some new decals and everything. if i don't like it I can always repaint again back to this color.

Posted over 5 years ago

StevenPreusser

StevenPreusser says:

Pretty sweet! Love the color.

Posted about 6 years ago

subsonic_bananas

subsonic_bananas says:

love it!

Posted about 6 years ago

GromCake

GromCake says:

thanks!

Posted about 6 years ago