SOLD 7/13/06 SOLD
1984 56cm Trek 720 Tourer
I recently built this touring bike up—using modern, mostly new (or hardly used) parts—centered around this classic steel frame. I was hoping to put it through some paces this summer. . . But alas, a motorcycle accident has damaged my left knee—who knows when I’ll be able to ride again. Selling to supplement my disability insurance.
Facts and figures:
· 56cm seat tube c-t-t (22.5”).
· 56cm top tube c-t-c.
· Looong chainstays and wheelbase: 47cm and 106.2cm.
· Other touring specific angles/geometry can be found on the Vintage Trek site http://www.vintage-trek.com/images/trek/84Trek_23.jpg (hint: zoom in)
· Serial number: 023221. According to the above site, this frame was manufactured in 1982, but it has 1984 paint/graphics—I can only assume it was taken off the rack and painted/sold in 1984.
· Frame and paint job are in excellent condition—some minor scratches/chips, but no dings—this frame does not look like it has many miles on it.
· Reynolds 531 throughout.
· Top-of-the-line heavy-duty touring wheels: 700c Mavic T520 rims (see: http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/tourtand.asp ), Wheelsmith laced to 36-hole Shimano Deore XT (sealed) hubs.
· Large cyclocross tires currently mounted—great shape!
· Rear derailleur: Deore LX; front derailleur: Suntour XCE. (Have old Huret Doupar r.derailleur, too)
· Friction NOS SunTour barcons 8-speed rear, triple front = 27 speed.
· Shimano dual platform SPD M324 pedals.
· Brooks B17 Saddle, honey color.
· Jandd Expedition racks, front and rear.
· 44cm c-t-c aluminum alloy handlebars.
· New Ritchey sealed headset (1”)
· 1” Stem Adapter / Steep MTB-style stem (easily swapped out).
· New SOMA (Tektro) black aero brake levers with integrated quick-release.
· Ultegra Triple crankset. 172.5
· NOS SunTour XC Pro cantilever brakes (not the blue Tektros pictured)
If you know your tourers, you know the Trek 720 is often cited as the best production touring bike ever made. It was Trek’s top-of-the-line tourer, for the few years they offered it. Rarer than the venerated 520. Not to be confused with the “720 Multi-track.”
Located in the sunset district of San Francisco. Bike is built around my 6’ frame—I would not recommend anyone taller; shorter, yes—maybe down to 5’7”. 32.5" stand-over.
SOLD 7/13/06 SOLD