This project was a complete build-up of a 1984 TREK 660. I found the stripped of parts Reynolds 531 frame in original but rough condition and had it sand blasted and painted a deep mirror red/orange. I then started a search for parts. Everything was needed, from the bottom bracket cable router to the rear dropout adjusters.

I found some wonderful NOS items including a Shimano uniglide gold chain, Suntour black anodized down tube shifters, Miche black anodized road pedals, Cinelli toe-clips with Balilla leather toe clip straps, and a Silca yellow hand pump with a Campagnolo pump bracket. To these NOS items I added some beautiful almost unused vintage parts which included a Shimano 600 Arabesque brake set, front and rear derailleurs, and six speed cluster. I was thrilled when I ran into one of my favorite parts, a lightly used classic Sugino Mighty Champion crank with drilled black anodized rings, a crank I had always wanted growing up in the 70's. I also located a nice mismatched set of Italian vintage wheels and hubs with Suntour Superbe skewers.

Rounding out the parts list was some newer items including a Cinelli stem, Ritchey black anodized seat post, Brooks B-17 leather "honey" colored saddle w/ black anodized rails, Cinelli "Saeco Team" red and yellow splash cork tape and plugs, Le Tour/Jagwire yellow cable housing with Le Tour/Jagwire brake and derailleur cable, and a Specialized flat black anodized water bottle cage.

I had some TREK 660 decals made up, and then built it up. I learned a lot during the project and will slowly swap out the newer parts for vintage era replacements. It is a joy to ride, and I'm very happy to have gotten the opportunity to give this American hand built frame another chance to shine.

David Horne
West Linn, Oregon


Trek 660 - driveside view

Trek 660 - front end detail

Trek 660 - chainring detail


Trek 660 - seat cluster
Trek 660 - rear derailleur detail
Trek 660 - front end detail


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