|Trek 330 - After|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle before|
The plan for the Trek 330 is pretty simple, a restoration with new tires and new handlebar tape, the Trek 330 is already pretty modern with index shifting, areo brake levers and the 700c wheels. The Trek 330 should be a fast bicycle and look great with white Gel cork handlebar tape and white cable housings.
|Trek 330 - Starting Point - Bicycle Before|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle Before - Front View|
|Trek 330 - Components and Wheels from a Trek 400|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle Before - Rear Derailleur|
|Trek 330 - Rear Brake - Before|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle Before - Adjustable Stem|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle Before - 330 Decal|
I put the headset and bottom bracket components into the crock pot right away to clean and got to work cleaning and polishing the frame. The frame is in good shape and cleaned easy. My new polishing system made the frame absolutely pop, the polishing system did remove some old touch up paint that was a bad match. A new match will be much better. I will post more photos tomorrow.
|Trek 330 - Headset and Bottom Bracket - Before|
|Trek 330 - Headset & Bottom Bracket - Cleaned & Polished|
|Trek 330 - Bottom Bracket Bearings - Packed|
|Trek 330 - Bottom Bracket|
Fixed Cup - Installed
|Trek 330 - Bottom Bracket - Complete|
|Trek 330 - Headset Bearings - Packed|
|Trek 330 - Headset Bearing Cups|
|Trek 330 - Headset Bearing Cups|
|Trek 330 - Headset - Complete|
|Trek 330 - Front Wheel Hub - Before|
|Trek 330 - Front Wheel Rim - Before|
|Trek 330 - Front Wheel Hub - Old Grease|
|Trek 330 - Rear Wheel - Freewheel - Before|
|Trek 330 - Rear Wheel Hub - Before|
|Trek 330 - Rear Wheel Complete - Very Pleased|
|Trek 330 - Front Wheel - Complete|
|Trek 330 - Wheels Complete|
|Trek 330 - Handlebars & Stem - Before|
|Trek 330 - Adjustable Stem|
|Trek 330 - Handlebars - Gouged|
|Trek 330 - Handlebars Polished|
|Trek 330 - Brake Levers - Polished|
|Trek 330 - Handlebars - Installed|
|Trek 330 - Brake Levers - Installed|
|Trek 330 - Calipers & Derailleurs - Before|
|Trek 330 - Brake Caliper - Exploded View|
|Trek 330 - Brake Caliper - Polished|
|Trek 330 - Brake caliper - Before & After|
|Trek 330 - Front Brake - Installed|
|Trek 330 - Rear Brake - Installed|
|Trek 330 - Front Derailleur - Before|
|Trek 330 - Front Derailleur - Installed|
|Trek 330 - Rear Derailleur - Before|
|Trek 330 - Rear Derailleur - Polished|
|Trek 330 - Rear Derailleur - Installed|
|Trek 330 - Crank - Before|
|Trek 330 - Crank - Disassembled|
|Trek 330 - Crank - Polished|
|Trek 330 - Crank - Reassembled|
|Trek 330 - Crank Polished & Installed|
|Trek 330 - Seat Post - Before|
|Trek 330 - Seat post - Installed|
I love Fast Back Seat Post Lugs!
|Trek 330 - Bike to this Point|
I last left of with all the major components restored and installed. Next came the tires, cables and cable housings. The tires are Continental 700 x 25 mm super Sports. The tires are very nice and very fast. New tubes where also installed at this time.
|Trek 330 - New Continental Tires|
|Trek 330 - Front Tire Installed|
|Trek 330 - Rear Tire Installed|
The cables and white housings look great with the bright red frame and the white Trek decals. it is really becoming a beautiful bike.
|Trek 330 - Freewheel Installed|
|Trek 330 - Cables & Housings - Installed|
Later I shortened the cables & housings
after testing the adjustable stem.
The bike was missing brake lever hoods. It shouldn't have been so hard to find hoods that would fit but it took three tries. I just could not get the hoods over the high peak and low swail of the body. I finally found some Shimano brake lever hoods that if I rubbed enough Armour All in side I could get them installed.
White cork handlebar tape is going on the Trek 330. It will look great with the red and white decals. As always with light colored handlebar tape I clean and whip down the shop first and wear some very clean disposable latex gloves, don't want to get the white dirty!
Very very happy with the results of the Shimano brake lever hoods and the white cork handlebar tape, looks incredible.
|Trek 330 - New Shimano Brake Lever hoods|
|Trek 330 - New Brake Lever Hoods Installed|
|Trek 330 - Right Side Handlebar Tape Installed|
|Trek 330 - Handlebar Tape - Complete|
There was just a few last things to do. I finished the touch up painting. There was not much to do, the paint is in great shape. the red is not an exact match but very very close. I installed the Bianchi saddle that came with it, I believe Jose has a Brooks saddle for it. I also installed temporary pedals so I could do the test riding.
|Trek 330 - Bike Ready for Test Ride|
I am very happy with the Trek 330, like I said before I have always wanted one in red or blue. The bike rides wonderful and very very fast!!! The rear index shifting shift well for the down tube generation of index shifting. The bicycle looks better then new, the Continental Super Sport tires are great. I am looking forward to seeing it with a Brooks Saddle. Overall a fantastic bike.
|Trek 330 - Bicycle complete - Side view|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle complete - Angle view|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle complete - Front view|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle complete -|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle complete - Drive Train view|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle complete - Rear view|
|Trek 330 - Bicycle complete - Messing with Photoshop|