There is a lot of information about vintage road bikes
on the web. Listed below are a few web sites that are excellent sources
of information and that will help you find other resources.
We are fortunate to have an excellent source of reproduction
Trek decals in VeloCals.com.
There are over 60 Trek decal versions available for purchase on the
George Ramos has for sale two versions of early Trek
seat tube decals. The first has white letters with gold outline on a
silver metallic background with yellow bands at top/bottom and "United
States of America" in the yellow band. See
it here. The second is just the white TREK letters with the gold
outline but with no background. Contact George at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Other Useful Sites
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Specifications and pictures for 2003 and
newer Treks are available on the Trekbikes.com
web site archives.
web site has a massive database of 1993 to current bicycle specs and
photographs. The information includes specifications
(and some photos) of Trek bikes from 1993. The database is a product
Mountain Bike Data in the Museum of Mountain Bike Art & Technology
(MOMBAT) - by Jeff Archer. A listing of Trek mountain bike models
by year, with specifications.
General Vintage Lightweight Bicycle Information
Rendezvous - by Dale Brown - http://www.classicrendezvous.com/ -
an impressive collection of vintage lightweight photos and related information.
Dale also hosts the Classic Rendezvous e-mail list, on which enthusiasts
share vintage bicycle information. Dale gives a page of in
print and on the web publications on his site at http://www.classicrendezvous.com/ClassicPb.htm.
The site also includes a list of bike
painters and restorers.
Rendezvous Lightweight Vintage Bicycles Mailing List
- This list is probably the best source of information on pre 1984 road
bikes. These folks are the heavyweights of classic lightweight collecting,
so to speak ;-). Many famous names, people with hundreds of bikes, at
least one with a thousand bikes. Important - Read the rules before posting.
The list was moved to Google Groups in February of 2011. To join the
new group one must obtain a Google account and then apply for membership
into the group. Membership is required to submit postings and also to
even view the postings. Dale Brown runs a tight ship, making the C/R
list wonderfully informative. Chat about other than vintage lightweights
is done elsewhere.
The Classic Rendezvous posts made prior to February
2011 can be searched here: http://search.bikelist.org/.
Cyclery by Sheldon Brown - http://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/index.html
- A wealth of insightful articles. On Sheldon's site is an extensive
list of links
to other resources.
e-Richie Collection" of bike brochures and catalogs. A huge
(250+ GB) source of bike and maker information. A team effort: framebuilder
Richard Sachs' collection, with contributions by others, scanned by
Duane Kennard with web site hosting by Mark Bulgier.
"The goal of VeloBase.com is to provide a comprehensive database
of vintage cycling knowledge for reference during everything from restorations
to general maintenance to researching the cycling history through the
equipment of the time." A valuable resource for identifying those
bike components you have, and those out there that you don't yet have.
- by Chuck Schmidt - includes vintage bicycle catalog reproductions
and a detailed timeline for Campagnolo components. Velo Retro has a
long list of links
to other bike-related sites.
A Guide to Used Bicycles by Lou Deeter.
This is an informal guide to road bicycles that gives capsule information
on many, many bicycle brands. This is an excellent quick reference for
collectors. It includes a valuable section on how to inspect and evaluate
a used bike. Available as e-mail attachment ($3), on disc ($5), or in
printed form from author. E-mail: email@example.com
or mailing address: Louis Deeter, 9235 Ridge Pine Trail, Orlando FL
has extensive information on various types of steel tubing and their
properties. Included are Ishiwata, Reynolds, True Temper, and Columbus.
(In this write up, the standard Reynolds 531 tubing in early Treks is
known as 531C.) See: http://desperadocycles.com/Lowdown_On_Tubing.html
Bike Shop - Bike Collection - an extensive set of vintage bicycles,
including several Treks.
Sites about Specific Bike Manufacturers
- Information on early Cannondale bikes, including numerous annual catalogs
in PDF format. The site is by Brian Delucia.
Fuji - "A comprehensive set of tools to identify FUJI bicycles
by serial number and model." This extensive site, by Bill Reavis,
includes Fuji catalogs from 1971 to 1991.
of Barbican web site by Bruce Robbins and Bob Reid. Information
about Hobbs of Barbican, "one of the most sought after and highly
respected of the many lightweight racing bikes that existed in the middle
of the last century." http://freespace.virgin.net/hobbs_of.barbican/index.html.
Hetchins Web Site A Virtual Museum Dedicated
to Hetchins Bicycles of Historic Interest. The elegance and fine workmanship
of Hetchins frames have made the name legendary.
- "A Site for the Lotus Enthusiast". Lots of information about
the many models of Lotus bikes.
Recycles by Kris Echert
PX 10 Database - by David Goerndt, hosted by ClassicRendezvous.com.
"The purpose of this web page is to provide a visual history of
the PX-10 and its variants as well as providing the answers to questions
that I and others have about the origins of the marque."
Retro-Peugeot - Peugeot Show - An extensive
collection of Peugeot bicycle catalogs spanning 1929 to 1989.
Raleighs - originated by Ray Chong and now maintained at Sheldon
Brown's site - dedicated to the Raleigh/Carlton lightweights of the
days of yore." (This information-rich site served as the inspiration
for the Vintage-Trek site.)
Lightweights - by Bob Hufford - a compendium of Schwinn information
from 1960 to 1979.
Other Sites of Interest
Park Bicycles & Mt. Airy Bicycles Bike List, www.bike123.com.
This site, owned by Larry Black, has over 3,000 used
and vintage bikes for sale. This is described as the largest collection
of bikes of its kind in the world. Follow
this link to the two hundred Trek bikes for sale there. Search for
other brands and types of bikes as well.
Cycles in Seattle, Washington, USA, specializes in used and reconditioned
bicycles, but has lots of new bikes as well. Especially important for
old bike aficionados are the various bins of used parts. Their repair
shop is first rate. A special treat are the many vintage road bikes
hanging from the ceiling.
Cycle Repair is a full service bicycle repair
shop in Portland, Oregon, USA. They really know vintage road bikes and
components. They also offer quality used bikes and frames for sale,
and accept bikes for sale on consignment. Some of these frames and bikes
are listed on their site, www.SellwoodCycle.com.
Dial-Gauge Bicycle Wheel Building Stand for $100 -
by Chuck Connell. An elegantly simple, low-cost way to quantify the
"true" of bicycle wheels. It helps answer the question "When
is it good enough?" or the related question: "Can I stop now?".
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