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how does the aluminum frame 1200 10 speed rate as a road bike

Old 06-10-17, 02:23 PM
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how does the aluminum frame 1200 10 speed rate as a road bike

How does the trek aluminum 1200 10 speed rate
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Trek 1200?
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I had a 1200 with RX100 group...7 speed cluster with double up front so 14 speed. I think you can consider it to be rated a very good bike.
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Mine has 10 speeds with an elliptical crankset campy record derailleurs and a handmade in USA aluminum frame. I think its an eighties vintage possibly early ninties. I just purchased it used from the same desler who a old it new to the original owner who put it for sale on consgnment.
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Here is an excerpt from the excellent Vintage-Trek website.

Trek Bike Models by Year and Color

1200

87, race blue with white decals, also orange/red fade with white decals
88, black with magenta decals, also denim blue with yellow decals
89, black with magenta decals, also white with mint decals
90, white with purple decals, also black with bright green decals
91, yellow with black splash with black decals on silver and blue
92, black with green decals
93, ice silver with black splash with black decals
94, ice green with white decals
99, metal flake green with gold decals
00, candy red
01, Trek red with white trim
02, starry night
03, Baja blue
04, candy red
05, metallic black/brushed aluminum
06, black and gray with red highlights
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From your chart mine must be a 1988 as its denim blue with yellow decals. Thanks for your your help.
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How does the trek aluminum 1200 10 speed rate
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Trek 1200

I had a Trek 1200 when they were new. It came with Shimano 105, I believe. It was pretty cool back in the day because it wasn't steel, it was big tubed (for that time) and it was high tech. It was a 12-speed and that was pretty trick too, since most bikes back then were 10, IIRC.

It came with a steel fork and I later put on a SR aluminum fork to lighten it up a bit.

It rode just fine. Nothing spectacular, but just fine. I remember reading that Trek designed the bike to ride like a Columbus SL framed bike, because that was the pinnacle of bikes at the time.
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I'm surprised an '88 is 10 speed. I had a 88 1000 and it was 6 speed indexed DT
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The 1988 Trek 1200 was equipped with Shimano New 105. It was 12 speed SIS, going 14 speed SIS in 1989. New 105 was arguably the best value in a component group at the time. Trek's 1xxx series frames were well rec'd, using slightly oversize aluminum tubing bonded to internal lugs. Trek was really pushing the 1200 in 1988, with two page spreads in the major cycling magazines. Overall, a nice, non-ferrous, mid-range, sports model for the era.
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I put 40,000 miles on my Trek 1200. It came with Shimano 105 groupo. It was very rigid, in fact it would beat you up on a rough road. I still have the frame.
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My first road bike was an 1100 which I believe was the same frame with RSX100 components. It was a great bike but I bought it a bit too small and let my stepson have it. Between the two of us we put plenty of miles on it and it was still in fine shape. If I was looking for a more race style bike, I would not hesitate to seek another out.
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Trek aluminum 1200

Thanks for all the I'm put and I'm sure you guys are right about the stock running gear being Shimano. The previous owner must have just wanted campy gear somewhere. The bike rides great and I really like the elliptical cranks et it feels good on the knees. Very glad I joined the forum.😊
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Hi,
have just picked up a frame and forks from a recycle place I work at. Apparently the bottom bracket is threaded (like the thread is damaged). Some forum posts say people can rethreaded to an Italian thread as it is a bit larger. Does anyone know if this can work on aluminium frames, and can confirm this is not Italian thread?
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Originally Posted by pinata
Hi,
have just picked up a frame and forks from a recycle place I work at. Apparently the bottom bracket is threaded (like the thread is damaged). Some forum posts say people can rethreaded to an Italian thread as it is a bit larger. Does anyone know if this can work on aluminium frames, and can confirm this is not Italian thread?
Thanks, Alex
I can't confirm that but you can get BB that do not require threads at all. Bypass the problem.
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Old 10-24-23, 10:31 PM
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I can't confirm that but you can get BB that do not require threads at all. Bypass the problem.
Hey thanks for the solution jetboy!
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