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05-29-19, 04:25 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Didn't you score another 720 or two?

Didn't you score another 720 or two?
04-11-19, 06:55 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

For some reason I dismissed these bikes- I...

For some reason I dismissed these bikes- I thought they were more similar to the 85 version, but when I started seeing a few people here sporting those beautiful colors- and some pretty fine...
04-11-19, 06:33 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

That's lookin' cool! That's cool with the...

That's lookin' cool!

That's cool with the cantis in the front- when I put together my Trek 400 Elance, I specifically chose and acquired 6400 series Tricolor brakes- dual pivot in the front from...
04-06-19, 07:54 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Mariner Fan '86 520? That looks great! ...

Mariner Fan

'86 520?

That looks great! First- those levers do look really cool- they're usually either black and good quality or silver and "less than excellent" quality. (I don't mean not...
04-02-19, 05:32 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

That's spectacular!!! I've got a 79 730-...

That's spectacular!!!

I've got a 79 730- same geometry, but 531. It's a great riding bike!
03-08-19, 07:38 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Just as a small factual matter... the 1987 Trek...

Just as a small factual matter... the 1987 Trek 400 Elance would have not had a 531 fork- the fork and stays were Tru Temper CrMo. So the 531 decal on the seat tube would have been one that says...
03-07-19, 07:21 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Great Job! Outstanding!

Great Job!

Outstanding!
03-04-19, 08:34 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Looking at the two earliest catalogs- the entry...

Looking at the two earliest catalogs- the entry level TX200 and 300 were Ishiwata 0265 double butted.
02-04-19, 02:09 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

You’ll read about this period- Trek didn’t make...

You’ll read about this period- Trek didn’t make low end bikes- their “entry level” bike was mid level for most other makes.

While there were hi-ten frames for a little while in the early early...
02-03-19, 12:03 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

That looks slick! It's kind of amazing to...

That looks slick!

It's kind of amazing to me that this was the bottom of Trek's lineup back then. This is a TruTemper CrMo frame and fork- it came equipped with quality components to begin...
01-25-19, 04:50 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

tx900?? 930??

tx900??

930??
12-16-18, 11:45 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

There is a level of "aggression" in driving in LA...

There is a level of "aggression" in driving in LA that stuns me.

Nothing like seeing a Lamborghini or whatever blazing 90+ on a twisty road in Beverly Hills...
12-09-18, 09:53 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

PM Sent

PM Sent
12-02-18, 10:17 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

That sounds like some sweet equipment on there! ...

That sounds like some sweet equipment on there! I'd love to see more pix!
11-03-18, 01:07 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Yow!!!

Yow!!!
11-02-18, 05:05 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I kind of dug the OvalTech chainrings on the 400T...

I kind of dug the OvalTech chainrings on the 400T that I had for a short while.
10-23-18, 03:17 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm nowhere near old enough to remember this-...

I'm nowhere near old enough to remember this- apparently I must've used to sit around and read the phone book at my grandparents' house... But I seem to remember seeing the maps of 414 covering most...
10-22-18, 09:57 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Just as a little "hmmm...." 414 was the area code...

Just as a little "hmmm...." 414 was the area code for Trek back in those days. I seem to only remember 2 area codes for the whole state.
10-22-18, 09:55 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Is this the one with the Fond du Lac bike shop...

Is this the one with the Fond du Lac bike shop tag on it?
10-18-18, 11:49 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

If you don’t grab the one you find- it’ll be a...

If you don’t grab the one you find- it’ll be a LONG time before you find another one.

I looked for one in my size for several years- I finally found one, but I don’t have it built exactly right-...
10-13-18, 09:19 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Wow! Beautiful bike! IMO- there were so few...

Wow! Beautiful bike!

IMO- there were so few 'top of the line' sport bikes- the best models were the touring and racing bikes- the "sport" bikes were the "jack of all trades, master of none" and...
10-09-18, 04:57 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Again, my personal opinion- it's worthy of a...

Again, my personal opinion- it's worthy of a repaint if you like it- but not something I'd replace tubes over. There's not a whole lot of bikes that I'd go to that expense over- and I think the only...
10-08-18, 06:00 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

My personal opinion... The 1987 Trek 400 Elance...

My personal opinion... The 1987 Trek 400 Elance is a really sweet bike. This bike has a butted 531 main frame with Tru-Temper CrMo stays and fork. Essentially, the 531 frame with CrMo fork and...
07-02-18, 04:50 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

nice!!

nice!!
06-21-18, 08:31 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

That's looking really nice- Modern and "Classic"...

That's looking really nice- Modern and "Classic" all together.
06-21-18, 07:40 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

While I do believe poop happens- there's just a...

While I do believe poop happens- there's just a much higher incidence of poop with those Ishiwata fork crowns.

I believe it to be "one of those things to look for" when you clean up the bike, not...
05-20-18, 11:41 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet, sweet bike.

Sweet, sweet bike.
05-15-18, 08:51 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

You have one of those too? Looking forward to pix...

You have one of those too? Looking forward to pix of it- Someone else here has a 760 with goofy specs/paint. Figure it was an expensive bike/frame- it may have not sold and got painted and sold later...
05-10-18, 04:16 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

You know I'm just effing with you- Hudson308. :D....

You know I'm just effing with you- Hudson308. :D.

I don't understand the concept of not saying "eBay." They'll say "Trek" or "Campagnolo" or "Shimano" or "Niagara Cycle" or "PB Bikes" or whatever...
05-09-18, 01:30 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

??? I understand not wanting to publicly...

???

I understand not wanting to publicly “out” a secret source, auction sites aren’t too secret. And you said it’s “big.”

???
05-08-18, 06:15 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

What auction site?

What auction site?
05-08-18, 06:13 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

To be fair... that SN doesn't look like it was...

To be fair... that SN doesn't look like it was put on by Trek- it's not in the same format that Trek used, it's not in the same font that Trek used, it's backwards from the way Trek did it and it...
04-18-18, 10:12 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I love the 86-87 Decals- especially this...

I love the 86-87 Decals- especially this iteration- the white letters with the black and gold "go fast" lines. IMO- it looks best on a darker background. IMO... :D
04-18-18, 10:10 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

You really only notice the difference when you...

You really only notice the difference when you look down or on the 28 of a triple.

There are some versions of Biopace (or SR's Ovaltech) that are more aggressively ovaled- but I haven't used...
04-15-18, 02:09 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

They certainly did a nice job- it looks beautiful!

They certainly did a nice job- it looks beautiful!
04-13-18, 07:25 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

These bikes do have a really comfortable...

These bikes do have a really comfortable geometry- which is a bit anti-intuitive to me, as it's actually my most “aggressively” angled bike. Go figure.

This was the first bike I hunted down. ...
04-11-18, 02:51 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

The Matrix Titans are some sweet rims- those came...

The Matrix Titans are some sweet rims- those came on my Trek 720 and I put them on my 400. :D
04-11-18, 02:22 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

:thumb::roflmao2::D

:thumb::roflmao2::D
04-11-18, 11:53 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

The catalog says they're Belleri Aero Alloy. ...

The catalog says they're Belleri Aero Alloy.

That doesn't look like the Belleri logo that I'm familiar with... That's pretty cool the way the bars sweep forward like that from the stem. I...
04-11-18, 10:37 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Wow- you can actually see through your map case! ...

Wow- you can actually see through your map case! :D The ones I have have been yellowed (more "ambered") by age and sun and dirt.
04-11-18, 10:34 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Hey Law- I'm really interested as to what you...

Hey Law- I'm really interested as to what you have going on there, gearing wise. Friction Suntour shifters? Are those the special "Scott" shifters?
04-11-18, 10:28 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm looking forward to more pix! I have an...

I'm looking forward to more pix!

I have an 86 that I've bastardized into a 600/Suntour triple machine. :D This is my favorite Trek color- the blue they used is so beautiful. I love how you can...
01-28-18, 08:44 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Not a 'classic' til it's wearing gumwallz. ...

Not a 'classic' til it's wearing gumwallz.

:lol:
01-27-18, 11:24 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Dude- some bull moose bars and some M700 deer...

Dude- some bull moose bars and some M700 deer head components would totally rule on that thing!
01-06-18, 12:38 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I have both. The King Cage versions are...

I have both. The King Cage versions are stainless steel, the MKS version seems like chromed steel of a slightly thinner diameter.

The MKS version have elongated screw apertures- so you can...
12-21-17, 10:27 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

The drilling is needed if you have a regular...

The drilling is needed if you have a regular short brake bolt for a rear caliper. The brake bridge is a block that's deeper than an ordinary brake bolt. You can enlarge the hole in the back and...
12-20-17, 10:21 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

I've read that it's not too difficult to "drill"...

I've read that it's not too difficult to "drill" out the block and it alleviates having to get other parts (a longer brake bolt).
12-19-17, 09:21 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

The 86/87 Trek 400 Elance was a great...

The 86/87 Trek 400 Elance was a great do-everything bike! The chainstays are short enough to still be nimble, but long enough to avoid heel strike on panniers. My 86 is more aggressively angled...
12-09-17, 06:55 AM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Or the previous owner didn't trust all that...

Or the previous owner didn't trust all that fancy, modern "under the bottom bracket" cable routing...


That 757 sounds fast! :D

Good to see you!
12-08-17, 09:44 PM
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Posted By The Golden Boy

Hey Chris! My guess it's the brazed on cable...

Hey Chris!

My guess it's the brazed on cable guide on the top of the Bottom Bracket.
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