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I picked up this Trek frame from a buddy. It's an older steel lugged touring frame (has canti mounts) with sweet horizontal dropouts. The TREK logo is embossed on the BB shell and the chainstays. Too bad it's a little small for me but it still may make a good fixie.

Any info you can provide would be nice. The serial number in engraved on a metal tag that's riveted on the underside of the BB shell (05569). The paint is rattlecan yellow and needs to be stripped.

I'd like to know the approximate year and how these were supposed to be set up.
 

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Serial number apperas to be from 1981

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Thats a cool old Trek. There's a few things you could do with it.

1. You could build it up as a regular road bike, just with cantis.

2. You could do it original, as a touring bike. Racks, fenders and whatnot.

3. You could use it as a cyclocross bike.

4. You could possibly turn it into a ghetto 29er. Might require some widening of the chainstays.
 
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