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Bike build q (x-post from Components)(4 posts)

Bike build q (x-post from Components)Mike Prince
Dec 17, 2003 11:35 AM
Hi all,

Posted this in components by accident, figured it was worth a try here... Thanks, Mike.


I'm preparing to equip a mid-80's Trek steel frame that I have become the new owner of. The completed bike will serve as my 2nd bike that I can take on the road with me, do an occasional club ride on, ride during the winter (with fenders).
My dilemma is this - originally I thought that it would be neat to put somewhat "period correct" components on the bike, probably Shimano 6, 7 or 8 speed indexing components. While this stuff is certainly out there, I'm not sure that I have the time or energy to surf ebay non-stop and fight for the stuff. So, that idea is probably out the window.

Having said that, any ideas on how to get some bang for the buck and end up with a decent build? I don't want to spend a fortune on the bike - I'd like to keep my component spend to under $600, lower if possible. My new thoughts are either a 105 or Veloce 9 speed group. If I had my way, I'd use either downtube or bar-end shifters, which makes the 105 a bit more appealing as the campy bar-ends are not inexpensive.


re: Bike build q (x-post from Components)Dave Hickey
Dec 17, 2003 11:49 AM
Another option is look for a complete bike with older 105 or 600 components. Sell the frame and put the components on your Trek. I've bought complete 7 speed 105 bikes for $150-200. Frame size is not important since you only interested in the complete group. If you really want to spend $600 you can probably get an 7 or 8 speed Dura Ace bike.
thanks (nm)Mike Prince
Dec 17, 2003 2:10 PM
I have some 600 stuffArnold Zefal
Dec 17, 2003 9:00 PM
Made a fixie out of a '85 600 series Trek and sold the bike. I still have the front and rear der. and d/t shifters around here somewhere. It was a very low mileage bike and stuff was nice and clean. Post your email address if you're interested and I will dig them up and send info.