I've also made some progress in the 'provenance' (to steal a term from Waterford), I'm now settled on the 'fact' that she is a 1982 Trek 715... The initial 612/614 designation was blown up by the brazed on derailleur cable guides on the top of the bottom bracket. So to make it a 715 the only missing feature are the Reynolds 531 stickers on the fork... maybe they came off at some point, or maybe this is an odd duck 612/4 with the extra braze ons. I'm not sure but from now on I'm going with 1982 Trek 715.
Regardless of what you call her here she is circa July 2013;
|Not much to say, but the topeak frame pump has worked splendedly, the stains on the headbadge are from coffee coming out of a paper cup in the PDW holder. Nice lugs!|
|One of two original to the time of purchase, and most likely the last original part on the bike. (the front derailleur is a Shimano LX but I think Suntour was the initial group on this bike as delivered by Trek)|
|The bottom line (actually the top tube)|