I have a friend who really wanted me to build up a trek just like mine for him. Thus the search began for a pre 82, long rake fork, to convert to 650b. I ended up sourcing this one, which turned out to be in fantastic shape for it’s 30 years.
It has a few scratches here and there, but overall was taken care of quite well.
Reynolds 531 tube set, gobs of tire space and a decent drive train. This is going to be a fun one. The end target is 650b with Col De La Vie tires, Berthoud fenders, Albatross bars and we are still sussing out what the basket rack combo will be. Sourcing has commenced for the build and it will hopefully be done in a few weeks.
Stay tuned for details!