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Parts help...Good bad or indifferent?

Old 02-04-07, 11:11 PM
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Parts help...Good bad or indifferent?

I know.... just ride! lol i will buuuuut! while i'm ordering the shoes,clothing..etc.. in preperation
i want to know if i need to add anything?
I've checked on vintage-trek.com but they dont really go into quality.

First off i'm around 380..
1982 Trek 412
Anyone know about these parts? (quality or durability)

- Maillard hubs/rims (front and back 36 spokes,studded spokes)

- IRC Road winner II Duro 27 1/4 hybrid KV Belted 100psi tires

- Sakae SR custom cranks

I've been on the cycling class bikes all winter and this is a bike i just got fairly recently, I have several rides planned out this spring/summer and want to make sure i'm not face planting with my new riding buddies!

any assistance would be helpful! thanks guys!
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Originally Posted by chunkyd
I know.... just ride! lol i will buuuuut! while i'm ordering the shoes,clothing..etc.. in preperation
i want to know if i need to add anything?
I've checked on vintage-trek.com but they dont really go into quality.

First off i'm around 380..
1982 Trek 412
Anyone know about these parts? (quality or durability)

- Maillard hubs/rims (front and back 36 spokes,studded spokes)

- IRC Road winner II Duro 27 1/4 hybrid KV Belted 100psi tires

- Sakae SR custom cranks

I've been on the cycling class bikes all winter and this is a bike i just got fairly recently, I have several rides planned out this spring/summer and want to make sure i'm not face planting with my new riding buddies!

any assistance would be helpful! thanks guys!
My opinion? The Maillard's were good hubs, in their day. I still have a wheel with a Maillard hub I keep for a spare. Just make sure the bearing cups aren't showing excessive wear and they are well lubed. And with 36 spokes you should be fine.

The Sakae SR custom cranks are a well made Japanese product; they are known as Suntour today. Just make sure the rings themselves are in good shape.

The tires? Well if they are not seriously dry rotted, they are tires…
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Thanks Ibike!

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Thanks Ibike!

here are some pics of my new bike.
Hey chunkyd! Thanks for the pics - looks pretty sweet to me. I have a soft spot for the older Treks. Actually any classic bike...

Keep me posted on how things go.

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Originally Posted by chunkyd
I know.... just ride! lol i will buuuuut! while i'm ordering the shoes,clothing..etc.. in preperation
i want to know if i need to add anything?
I've checked on vintage-trek.com but they dont really go into quality.

First off i'm around 380..
1982 Trek 412
Anyone know about these parts? (quality or durability)

- Maillard hubs/rims (front and back 36 spokes,studded spokes)

- IRC Road winner II Duro 27 1/4 hybrid KV Belted 100psi tires

- Sakae SR custom cranks

I've been on the cycling class bikes all winter and this is a bike i just got fairly recently, I have several rides planned out this spring/summer and want to make sure i'm not face planting with my new riding buddies!

any assistance would be helpful! thanks guys!
The 412 isn't a diamond in the rough nor is it a lump of coal...it's more like cubic zirconium, as long as you don't look too close, it looks like a diamond It was an entry level road bike back when road bikes were king (productions mountain bikes were just coming on the market). It's an okay bike with okay components that will serve you well for a while. They probably aren't going to last you another 20 years but they will do until you decide you want something better.

I'd not spend a lot of money upgrading this bike but just ride it. If you have to do much more then $200 to repair or replace something, look into a new bike.
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thanks for the comments..that exactly what i wanted to know.. i was going to replace some stuff on it as they look worn but looking at the cost i think im going to get into a new bike.. probably should have in the first place..oh well now i'll have 2 hahaha
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Looks like the seat is adjusted too far nose up. Might want to tilt it down so that it is level.
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Originally Posted by chunkyd
thanks for the comments..that exactly what i wanted to know.. i was going to replace some stuff on it as they look worn but looking at the cost i think im going to get into a new bike.. probably should have in the first place..oh well now i'll have 2 hahaha
If you own the bike already - ride it like a rental! It's do fine for a good while and them make a great back up cycle!
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