Last edited by mtnwkr; 06-04-08 at 11:05 AM.
brain damaged bovine
I had a 1980 Trek 400 that I loved it was a great riding bike. I payed a hundred just for the frame and fork on Ebay, got a little caught up in the moment I guess. I'ld go to the vintage trek website, http://www.vintage-trek.com/ you can find out lots with the serial number, where and when it was made, stays and fork material, etc.
beautiful bike. I'd keep the friction shifters
They're indexed... Been to the vintige-trek site many times.., even printed out the brochure and spec/geo page for this bike!
Originally Posted by FXjohn
Very nice bike. I have a 1987 model. I put 32 mm tires on it but won't be able to run fenders so it will be a fair weather ride for me. I like it alot.
Be careful about those bikes that have been ridden indoors. They get off easy in the braking dept, but dripping sweat can cause some rust. I bought a '82 Trek 614 that looks super clean, except that there's rust bubbling just above the bottom cup of the headset, and just around, behind the chainstay bridge, of all places. I've seen other trainer bikes for sale on the 'Bay that had much worse rust.
Yours may have escaped, it looks like a really sweet frame. There's a red one that parks outside the Starbuck's I frequent, and I look at it every time I walk out sipping my java.
As for updates, this is what I'd do:
Update the brakes to something Aero (upper level Tektros are nice and reasonable); this will get some of the cabling out of the way in front.
Get some indexed Shimano Thumbshifters and run your cables under the bar wrap. The only problem with this is the current shifter bosses are lugged right on the frame... Urgh... so it might be better to keep them and learn to reach down to shift.
I don't see fenders fitting in there... now if you built the wheels up as 650B's, put on some Col de Vies... plenty of room for fenders... whoo hoo! (sorry, I'm getting carried away)