Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

88 Trek 400 Upgrade

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

88 Trek 400 Upgrade

Old 02-19-18, 09:37 AM
  #26  
tkamd73
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Menomonee Falls, WI
Posts: 440

Bikes: 1984 Schwinn Supersport, 1988 Trek 400t, 1977 Trek TX900, 1982 Bianchi Champione del Mondo, 1988 Trek 400 Elance, 1978 Raleigh Supercourse, 1991 PDG Paramount OS

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 147 Post(s)
Liked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Turned out well, beautiful bike. Tim
tkamd73 is offline  
Old 02-20-18, 02:16 AM
  #27  
Lascauxcaveman 
Senior Member
 
Lascauxcaveman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 7,260

Bikes: A green one, "Ragleigh," or something.

Mentioned: 158 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1307 Post(s)
Liked 22 Times in 19 Posts
Nice to see you got it dialed in. One way to make a bike more comfortable is just to ride it a lot. It doesn't really get talked a lot about here, but you have to condition yourself to the riding position your bike puts you in, if you haven't already done that.

Riding in the drops, attacking hills, hard saddles; all that stuff comes with the extra miles you pile on.
__________________
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1973 Nishiki Semi-Pro ● 1980 Apollo "Legnano" ● 1981 Miyata 1000 ● 1984 Bianchi Limited ● 1984 Nishiki Landau ● 1984 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Trek 600 ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Univega Nuovo Sport ● 1986 Merckx Super Corsa ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1988 Schwinn Voyageur ● 1989 Trek 400 ● 1990 Cannondale ST600 ● 1993 Technium RT600 ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ● And a Bike to Be Named Later ●
Lascauxcaveman is offline  
Old 02-20-18, 08:23 AM
  #28  
friendofpugs 
Senior Member
 
friendofpugs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Oshkosh, WI
Posts: 221

Bikes: I have a few...

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 64 Post(s)
Liked 3 Times in 3 Posts
That bike turned out very, very nice!

This winter I did my first ever comprehensive overhaul on the same bike, just a smaller size - took everything off the frame, repacked the hubs and bb, repacked the freehub (fun times!), touched up and polished the frame and replaced all the consumables. I've ridden it twice this winter during freak warm days up here in Wisconsin, and it's been a blast to say the least. I've rarely had such a sense of satisfaction like this.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
trek-400.jpg (101.7 KB, 56 views)
friendofpugs is offline  
Old 02-20-18, 10:54 AM
  #29  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 7,273

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 92 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1241 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 25 Times in 22 Posts
I miss my red Trek but it's coming out of the shed soon for good weather riding. My other 2 400's are doing the winter duty.

Nice rebuilds everybody!
3speedslow is offline  
Old 02-21-18, 12:43 AM
  #30  
Senrab62
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 49 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I had an 89 True Temper 400 pass through my hands. I think they are great all rounders and love the red/black letter color scheme on them. I have an 89 True Temper 660 and find that the tubing on both to ride very well.

Glad you got the fit dialed in and are riding it! Looks great!
Senrab62 is offline  
Old 02-26-18, 08:45 AM
  #31  
Tombaatar
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Tombaatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 203

Bikes: 2017 Specialized Sequoia 88 Diamondback Apex, 89 Trek 400, 85 Specialized Rock Hopper

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 100 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Got a nice ride in this weekend on it. It is fun to ride and much more comfortable than before.
Tombaatar is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
vol
Commuting
45
10-22-15 08:13 AM
jvm051
Road Cycling
58
01-18-09 06:25 PM
nesdog
Southern California
12
06-20-07 01:49 PM
Dynamic
Road Cycling
1
06-07-07 05:54 AM
nikos
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
26
07-12-03 07:21 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.