This is G. Lyell’s 1983 Trek 613. I’m assuming that the Trek decals were added sometime later.
Hi. Here’s a picture of one of my bikes for the web site. Bike Info: 1983 Trek 613 27 inch wheels I found this bike while I was helping one of my neighbors move. When he opened his shed, it was hanging and I just had to have it. I asked him if he would sell it and his response to my surprise was ” Since your helping me you can have it free I’m not going to ride it any more”. So I took it home, put it up on the stand, I adjusted the gears, lubed and greased everything, put on new tires after truing the rims, adjusted the brakes and polished it back to a high gloss. The only changes I made were Clipless pedals and I re wrapped the bars and hid the cables under the tape. I also changed the wheels because the original started to break spokes.
I’m proud to say that I rode this bike 7,000 miles in 2011 and did not have one single problem. It’s smooth, quiet and pretty light. I have 3 new road bikes, but I just love this old Trek.
G. Lyell Johnston City, Illinois ( Southern Illinois)