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...and what model is this? I can't find out. I want to convert it because the gears on it really suck, but is the frame SS worthy? How does it match up compared to a track frame?
 

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The frame is definitely ss/fg worthy with those horizontal dropouts.
Just curious, did the bike belong to a homeless person before?
 

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doubt it

not that I know of. Is it safe to say that all companies or at least trek, only puts horizontal dropouts on bikes that are used for specific purposes? or is it just a style thing?
 

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that may not be a trek... those are modern oclv vintage stickers slapped on an old bike. in fact the more I look a those pics (from what I can see) the more I think it is not
 

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dood werwides said:
not that I know of. Is it safe to say that all companies or at least trek, only puts horizontal dropouts on bikes that are used for specific purposes? or is it just a style thing?
It's an age thing. Road bikes used to have horizontal dropouts, then it gradually changed and most have vertical now, except frames built for SS/FG
 

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really?...

If that's true then so be it but what bike could it be and if it were a good one, then why would someone want to put trek stickers on it?... Would it help if I told you I was in south america?
 

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that may not be a trek... those are modern oclv vintage stickers slapped on an old bike. in fact the more I look a those pics (from what I can see) the more I think it is not
I've been around Treks since the beginning and I have never seen seatstays shaped like that on a steel Trek. That isn't to say it's not a decent frame - just not a Trek.
 

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but still...

I thought I had something really great when I thought It was a trek and just wanted the model name. Now, I'm more curious than ever and looking everywhere I can a seatstay like that.
 

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Regardless, it seems like a practical frame for the conversion.
The reason I asked if it belonged to a homeless person is because those folks like to ride with their bars turned up like that.
 

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Are the handlebars supposed to look upside down?
That depends.
 

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also depends where

I'm in southern Brazil, so considering that most people are too broke to give a **** about a lot of things,...The cyclist community isn't big on image. However I do have to admit that the frame may not be a Trek. As a matter of fact it isn't. I'm actually as confused as you are.
 
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