[CR]mystery trek

From: Marcgarcia80@aol.com
Date: Sun, 23 May 2004 17:21:14 EDT
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]mystery trek

Yesterday I picked up a nice old trek road bike. I checked the vintage-trek.com serial number chart and the serial number located on the bottom bracket (083566) points to 1983 and the trek 500 model but my bike doesn't match up with the components.

Admittedly the trek I picked up seems to be a bit of a mish mash of parts but there are some confusing things about it. It's a reynolds 501 frame, but the seat tube also has two decals one which is a "shimano dura ace ex system components" and the other is modolo decal which I cannot read entirely. The bike has modolo international brakes, suntour cyclone rear derailleur, a shimano front derailleur which appears to be of high quality but it is not labeled dura ace and the shifter are shimano ratchet downtube shifters. It has a campy headset, which is totally out of place with the rest of the components. SR stem, bars, pedals, cranks. It also has a sloping fork crown and suntour drop outs. The rims are rigida laced to maillard hubs.

Did trek ever use modolo brakes with any of their bikes? Any help would be much appreciated. I already emailed vintage-treks but if anyone else has any experience with them I would appreciate your insight.

marc garcia
chicago IL