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 (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: ), 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)

·        $850.


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