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Old 09-04-10, 03:35 PM   #1
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My New Trek 400! (1989)

Hey guys, been lurking for a few weeks and decided to make an account. Picked up a 1989 Trek 400 today from a guy for $280 in beautiful condtion.

Paint is nearly flawless, virtually no rust except under the saddle, shifts smoothly and almost no grinding. Brakes are solid and barely used michelin bi-axial sports that match the paint and bar tape. Dia-Compe BRS Edge brakes; Edge 14 speed.

Guy gave me two water bottles, a stand, a speedo / odo, and an air pump with it! It's my first real road bike and im very happy so far. Took it out for about 8 miles today but it is super windy. Moving up from BMX and Mountain biking.










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Old 09-04-10, 03:58 PM   #2
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Nice, I had a red '88 400T. Great bike until I ran into an unmovable object and bent the head tube
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Great looking bike, congratulations. I love the color and it's my size too. I kinda wish I was commuting on that bike.
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Old 09-04-10, 04:37 PM   #4
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Clean Bike! I had a 400 series of a similar vintage (85) in almost the same blue, it rode great. I love the details in those old Treks like investment cast logos and the trick seatpost binder bolt. Enjoy the bike and treat her well, she'll do the same for you.
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Ah yes, the skinny bars of old where 42cm was wide and 44 was considered insane. Get some clips and straps or move a set of clipless from an MTB over to it. Ride, ride, ride....

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Thanks for the comments guys, I took your advice and threw my mountain bike pedals on there which were about the same weight. It makes a huge difference in starting off i hated those pedals. Finally picked up a pressure gauge that would fit the presta valve today and found out the rear tire was only at 50psi and the front at 70. I got the rear to 100 (110 max) and the front to about 90. About to go out and test the new pressure and see how much faster it feels. I also did a little tweaking with the seat and bar heights to match my body. I'm excited to start some longer rides!
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