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Old 10-01-13, 01:59 PM
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Trek 400?

Hey all,

I'm going to check out an 80's Trek 400, with Suntour mechs, looks original to me. How much are they worth?
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Old 10-01-13, 02:00 PM
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Oh, here's a picture/description:

[h=2]Trek 400[/h]

1986 Trek 400. Suntour. Clean. 24in. (60-61cm)
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Not even close to 24" 60-61cm. Looks to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 50cm.

Sold a 531 tubed 400 elance for $375 a few years ago.


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I bought it, $85. It's a 22.5"/58cm frame, not the 60cm the seller advertised! :[

I'll see if it fits, if not, it will get flipped. The s/n is 367648, indicating that it was made sometime between Jan. 1988 and Dec. 1989. That's as close as I can get to YOM...

It weighs just over 24lbs, with pedals and water bottle cage.

Oh yeah, it's a TrueTemper 4130 double butted frame. Suntour indexed shifting 7-speed, Diacompe brakes and levers, replacement rear rim original front rim (not matching of course!), original saddle, bars, etc. I hope to convert it to 130mm spacing, Shimergo with modern wheelset/tires.

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Trek 400?

Are you sure it's a 58? Like stated above looks more like a 50cm frame.

Parts list and frame material sounds very similar to my 'made in Taiwan' 1987 Schwinn Traveler.
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These where great basic lugged frames. As for value $200-250 for one in top condition with a decent wheelset. For $80 you got yourself a great builder that can fairly easily be built up with your choice of vintage or more modern components.
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Old 10-01-13, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by b dub View Post
Are you sure it's a 58? Like stated above looks more like a 50cm frame.

Parts list and frame material sounds very similar to my 'made in Taiwan' 1987 Schwinn Traveler.
Yes. It's apparently a made in USA TT4130 frame, no made in Taiwan sticker anywhere.
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
These where great basic lugged frames. As for value $200-250 for one in top condition with a decent wheelset. For $80 you got yourself a great builder that can fairly easily be built up with your choice of vintage or more modern components.
I've checked the wheelset and the headset. The headset has some "indexing" indicating that it has no more useful grease, which is an easy fix. The crankset is a Sakae cheapo-junko and is destined for the back of the crankset pile! Other than that, it looks like the paint is rusting in a couple of places, the bottom bracket appears to be decent and needing grease, the wheelset is Maillard 500 sealed bearing 126mm/100mm 700c needing no obvious maintenance. I agree that it appears to be a winner!
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The red bike in post #2 appears to be a 48cm frame.
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Originally Posted by oddjob2 View Post
The red bike in post #2 appears to be a 48cm frame.
I agree. The bike I purchased isn't pictured there. The PO must have ignorantly grabbed a pic off one of the interwebs and plunked it down instead of bothering to take a pic of the actual bike. Chalk that up to being a lazy sack of grunt...sorry, if the shoe fits, etc, etc...
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Hey these add discriptions that get the best bikes are pretty awfull with just a hint of great bike. So great job .
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