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Old 10-27-18, 10:06 AM
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I bought my first Trek yesterday, a 1988 400T. Pictures will have to wait until it stops raining. It looks as though it was hung upside-down by the wheels for 20 years, the bottom is covered with a thick layer of dust. Everything is original except the saddle and tires. The red paint looks good. There are a few chips, but they should be easy to touch up. All it needs is a thorough going over to clean and lube everything. I'll keep everything stock until I get a chance to ride it a bit and decide from there.
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Old 10-27-18, 02:22 PM
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Saw a post on Facebook from a LBS selling this Trek as you see it with no wheelset. It dawns on me that I have a set of Centurion Araya gold anodized rims that may match the decals nicely in a dark corner of the basement. I'm not a huge fan of dark anodized in general (although in some cases they look great) and certainly wasn't a fan of the gold but as you can see from the picture, I may have found a place for them. Also showing a matrix dark anodized that I also had laying around. Already found a front deraileur. The paint is gorgeous
I think the gold wins ....... yes ?




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Old 10-27-18, 06:00 PM
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The question is, If they will match while in a dark corner of the basement, how will that translate to the light of day?
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Old 10-27-18, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by seedsbelize View Post
The question is, If they will match while in a dark corner of the basement, how will that translate to the light of day?
I don't know. The outdoor pics were taken on a very cloudy day, so I am taking it slowly. I guess anodizing really does scare me !
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Saw a post on Facebook from a LBS selling this Trek as you see it with no wheelset. It dawns on me that I have a set of Centurion Araya gold anodized rims that may match the decals nicely in a dark corner of the basement. I'm not a huge fan of dark anodized in general (although in some cases they look great) and certainly wasn't a fan of the gold but as you can see from the picture, I may have found a place for them. Also showing a matrix dark anodized that I also had laying around. Already found a front deraileur. The paint is gorgeous
I think the gold wins ....... yes ?



That's not a common model either.
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Old 10-27-18, 07:14 PM
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That's not a common model either.
I haven't seen many. Someone here had a yellow / white fade, but don't recall the model.
The pictures don't do it justice. The paint is amazing.
The previous owner ran 2 layers of bar tape to the brakes and a single layer to the ends of the bars which is interesting. I kind of like it
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Old 10-27-18, 07:28 PM
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That's what makes it uncommon. The paint. Just not that many of them. I had a 1200 in black and pink, and remember seeing a guy with an 1100 in mint condition with maroon paint. Made me jealous.

I have to get a better pic of my 2500 up. those pics above suck. You gotta see the weave.......and some don't want to see it....
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Here is the 660 I sold. I wish I could keep a lot of bikes but I can't, and it was bothering my neck.....
It was one of the nicest looking bikes I have ever found. Sold for $340, and it took a while.

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That's what makes it uncommon. The paint. Just not that many of them. I had a 1200 in black and pink, and remember seeing a guy with an 1100 in mint condition with maroon paint. Made me jealous.

I have to get a better pic of my 2500 up. those pics above suck. You gotta see the weave.......and some don't want to see it....




Ice Red - it is an awesome color. I got an offer I couldn't refuse. The stem is even cool in an unconventional way
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Here is the 660 I sold. I wish I could keep a lot of bikes but I can't, and it was bothering my neck.....
It was one of the nicest looking bikes I have ever found. Sold for $340, and it took a while.

I like the gray / blue. For reference, you'd be hard pressed to get $160 for that here
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I like the gray / blue. For reference, you'd be hard pressed to get $160 for that here
Continental Gatorskin Tires, Tubes, Bar Tape, Brakes, and brake cables. And very near flawless paint. And it had Mavic MA 40 Wheels. Look those up laced to Shimano 600 hubs. I would have to put up more pics. I think you would have to have seen the bike in person/and more of the pics. It was a beautiful bike. I only had three responses in five months. And I started at $400. It had the EX Group, not the Ultegra which I think would have got me very close to $400. anyway......it found a home.
(I was told many times by just random people who were not cyclists/enthusiasts how nice the bike was, and one bike mechanic loved it, and another thought it was worth my original asking price)

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Old 10-27-18, 10:11 PM
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Ice Red - it is an awesome color. I got an offer I couldn't refuse. The stem is even cool in an unconventional way
It's nice, but this guys bike was nicer. It was like a blood color. I have never been much of a red fan. But that really dark blood red is a great color. It was darker than this bike. Just my personnel preference.
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Old 10-28-18, 06:26 AM
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I think the gold wins ....... yes ?

Gorgeous bike! The anodized looks fine, but I like the gold.
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Old 11-02-18, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
I bought my first Trek yesterday, a 1988 400T. Pictures will have to wait until it stops raining. It looks as though it was hung upside-down by the wheels for 20 years, the bottom is covered with a thick layer of dust. Everything is original except the saddle and tires. The red paint looks good. There are a few chips, but they should be easy to touch up. All it needs is a thorough going over to clean and lube everything. I'll keep everything stock until I get a chance to ride it a bit and decide from there.
It finally stopped raining long enough to grab a picture. This is the "before" picture, although I don't expect to change very much. The saddle, stem, and pedals for sure, and possibly some bar-end shifters. And the kickstand has got to go.


1988 Trek 400T with Oval Tech chainrings
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Originally Posted by Pompiere View Post
It finally stopped raining long enough to grab a picture. This is the "before" picture, although I don't expect to change very much. The saddle, stem, and pedals for sure, and possibly some bar-end shifters. And the kickstand has got to go.


1988 Trek 400T with Oval Tech chainrings
I kind of dug the OvalTech chainrings on the 400T that I had for a short while.
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Had my 1985 Trek 770 out yesterday. Campagnolo Super Record equipped and just an absolutely great riding machine

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Had my 1985 Trek 770 out yesterday. Campagnolo Super Record equipped and just an absolutely great riding machine

Beautiful! Is that snow behind you in the field?
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Beautiful! Is that snow behind you in the field?
Thanks! Yeah we got an inch or two on Wednesday in and around Denver. Great thing about Colorado is if you don't like the weather wait 20 minutes. Been back up in the low 50's both Thursday and today and was able to get rides in both days. Took out my newly acquired '76 Gios Record out today. I'll have to post some pics in the 'Where'd you ride today' post
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It's nice, but this guys bike was nicer. It was like a blood color. I have never been much of a red fan. But that really dark blood red is a great color. It was darker than this bike. Just my personnel preference.
I agree. Not a fan of red bikes, but this one is beautiful.
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Originally Posted by rideandgoseek View Post
Had my 1985 Trek 770 out yesterday. Campagnolo Super Record equipped and just an absolutely great riding machine

This looks fantastic - I'm glad you got that bike and you ride it. I don't think the rear tire could get much closer to the seat tube!
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Never a bad time for more Trek.

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Never a bad time for more Trek.

Yow!!!
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Just picked up this sweet ‘82 614. Super excited to overhaul this one.

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Lots of half-step plus granny bikes recently - very cool!
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