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From: "Jon Tromp" <growfmonster@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:05:07 -0700
In-Reply-To: <00a101c770da$a305b470$0300a8c0@D8XCLL51>
Subject: [CR]Sacrilege?

Hi Folks,

I dug up a beatup 83 Trek 620 (Serial 108438). It has an incorrect front wheel (old steel raleigh maybe?) and has a functioning (for now) Malliard Helicomatic 6 speed.

I kinda like the Malliards, but I realize there are no parts to speak of available, & that they don't have a great reputation for reliability.

Obviously I have to replace the front wheel, & was thinking of doing the back as well. Would it be sacrilege to replace them with 700c? Perhaps even go with a 7 speed (probably freewheel since 7 speed cassettes seem a little thin on the ground).

Did Trek sell bikes in Europe in that vintage? If so did they use 700c there? I did poke 'round the vintage-trek site but couldn't find any real reference to it.

Jon Tromp
Seattleish, WA