Gallery - 1979 Trek 510 owned by George Nenni
Here are Pictures of George Nenni's 1979 Trek 510 -
A great find. It is likely the bike was bought as a bare frame and then
built up, either by the bike shop or the original owner. Many of the
components are not what would have come from Trek, but the components
models are old enough to be original. The quality components on the
bike were selected with long-distance touring in mind.
George writes: "I recently began looking for a
nice old road bike for both exercise and for pulling our small kids
in a trailer. I wanted a better quality bike for less money, so I decided
to buy used. I ended up stopping by a nearby bike shop that said they
carried some used models. They showed me some bikes for $300-$400 that
were nice, but that was probably more than I wanted to spend. I asked
if they had any road bikes for less than $200, and they pulled out this
fairly old-looking black Trek, that was very dirty and dusty, but otherwise
seemed in good condition. They wanted $150, which seemed very reasonable.
After a quick test ride, I bought the bike."
"According to the serial # decoder, this bike is
a June, 1979 Model 510. Serial number is F2G9O82. It cleaned up incredibly
well, and doesn't have a scratch on it! It has this great metallic black
paint job. I was really into bikes when I was a kid, and I can adjust
and repair them, but I really don't know much about the brand names
on components. Here's a list of this Trek's equipment as I can decipher:
Superbe front and rear brakes, and brake levers.
TTT Super Leggero (made in Italy) handlebar
Super Champion Competition (made in France) rims
TA Specialties "Cyclotouriste" triple crank (creates 15-speeds)
Kyokuto Pro Ace (made in Japan) pedals
Shimano 600 front derailleur
SunTour VX rear derailleur
SunTour bar end shifters
SR Laprade seat post
Touriste L seat"
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