I started riding this spring after back surgery put my running out of commision last year. I bought a Schwinn Varsity 1200 and had my local police department tech. adjust and tune it. It rides ok, but it is a $200 bike. I got a TREK Millennia today that needs a little tlc. I can't find much information on it. Does anyone know anything about these bikes? Any suggestions on upgrading components?
Post up some drive side pics.
I put new tires and shifters on it today. It has been sitting in a barn for 10 years. Our PD bike tech is going to go over it tomorrow to get it rideable.
The saddle has springs and the seatpost looks like it's a "suspension" version. Not sure but that might be overkill. Or they may cancel each other out. Are you sure you want/need to upgrade components? Doesn't sound like you've ridden it much, so it might be good just to ride it for a bit to see how it is then decide. Probably repack anything with grease & ball bearings - wheel hubs, bottom bracket & headset. Brake pads likely dry if it's been sitting a long while.
The seat is quite bouncy. As far as components I am not at all sure. I was just wondering if anyone knew about them. If there was a certain component that is typically a problem and could be alleviated with an upgrade It would be helpful to know before I have issues. I will just ride it how it's sits for now. I was running 30-50 miles a week so I imagine my biking should be roughly 3-4 times that if I keep the same time frames for outings.
DRF aka Thrifty Bill
Dump the suspension seat post and replace with a rigid post of the same OD. $20 fix.
@Prostang945- go to this page & scroll down to Millenia. Same color as yours. Looks like '98 is your year.
Trek Bike Models by Year and Color
if you find serial numbers below the bottom bracket that might help too.
this page talks about serial numbers.
Last edited by Velocivixen; 07-09-14 at 12:41 AM.
Reason: Added info.
I bought one of these just about a week ago. I've only ridden mine about thirty miles so far yet the factory parts, namely the Altus line of Shimano seems to be working flawlessly. I'm not a fan of grip shift but it also works just as it should. That sprung stem? Yeah, it's a little disconcerting at first but you get used to it.
I would suggest putting some miles on it and see how you prefer riding it. It seems like a good candidate for a gravel/light exploring tool.
I plan on changing the seat on mine to a Brooks flyer version, the bars to some kind of butterfly or something reminiscent of my Raleigh Superbe's style bar. Grip shift may stay for a while out of interest in the design's reliability. Oh, and planet bike fenders in silver from Rod's bike shop here in St Cloud.
woops, sorry about the necro thread everyone