Posted by Will Vanlue (Contributor) on January 3rd, 2012 at 9:53 am
(Photos: Will Vanlue)
The latest edition of Locked Up is a blast from the past.
These days when you hear the name “Trek” what probably comes to mind are sleek, light weight, aluminum and carbon fiber frames.
However, there was a time not too long ago when those materials weren’t available to bike builders and frames were all made from steel.
I’m a big fan of steel framed bicycles personally so it was a treat to find a steel Trek road bike locked up on the corner of SW 2nd and Ash, just outside Captain Ankeny’s Well.
The bike featured downtube shifters…
And some original components, including a vintage Trek headbadge…
If you had any doubts the frame is made of steel, the original True Temper sticker was still intact…
It was great to see this bicycle out on the streets in good working order.
Have you found an interesting bike locked up? Let me know by sending pictures to will[at]bikeportland.org and we might just feature them in the next edition of Locked Up.