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.
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.
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.
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.
West Linn, Oregon